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Christopher Barnes


Christopher Barnes

Student Experience

Post Nominals BA (Hons). MSc.
Biography A PhD Researcher Student at Edinburgh Napier University. Christopher holds a BA Honours in Tourism Management (2013) & an MSc in International Festival & Event Management (2021) and graduated with High Distinction and attained the university class medal.

Prior to returning to academia - Christopher lived around the World and worked extensively in International conferences & events. Christopher's management experience is within international concert arenas and also convention centres, also five star events, in both Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Christopher in 2022, in collaboration with senior lecturers in collaboration with the British Council and Edinburgh Napier University created a Sustainability Toolkit for Festivals in Mexico, published online in English and Spanish. In 2022, Christopher was also involved in the collaboration with Edinburgh Napier University and The British Council in creating 5 module chapters for starting a festival. These modules where published online via the British Council India website.

Research interests include - Pilgrimage and Heritage Tourism, Ethnographic Research, Festival & Event Management , Tourist Facilitation, Sustainable Tourism, Tourism Regeneration
Research Interests Pilgrimage & Heritage Tourism, Sustainability, Festival & Events & Tourism Facilitation