Research Projects:

Processions of Witness: Manchester Whit Walks – ongoing project seed funded by Manchester Met School of Tourism, Events and Hospitality with some match funding from Institute of Place Management.

Dog walking and leisure practice (collaborative project w/ Dr. Tom Fletcher, Leeds Beckett).
Full paper here
The Conversation article

Other projects:

Small Scale/Place-based Festivals – more coming soon!

Critical Event Studies – First symposium was held in Manchester in 2016. For further activity related to this group see:

Special Issues

Co-edited with Dr. Rebecca Finkel
Journal of Policy Research in Tourism Leisure and Events: Equality and Diversity in Planned Events (Due Early 2018)

Co-edited with Prof. Jane Ali-Knight
Journal of Place Management and Development: Grassroot Festivals and Placemaking (Due Autumn 2018)