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Levelling the playing field: lessons from sport on re-framing science engagement as a benefit to the individual (2022)
Journal Article
Keith, L., & Kerr, G. (2022). Levelling the playing field: lessons from sport on re-framing science engagement as a benefit to the individual. Journal of Science Communication, 21(04), Article A03. https://doi.org/10.22323/2.21040203

The workforces of the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) industries suffer from skills gaps and lack diversity. Science engagement activities e.g. science festivals, often try to solve these problems through targeting audiences und... Read More about Levelling the playing field: lessons from sport on re-framing science engagement as a benefit to the individual.

"The Arcade" at Cheltenham Science Festival (Curator) (2022)
Exhibition / Performance
Kerr, G. (2022). "The Arcade" at Cheltenham Science Festival (Curator). [Exhibition]. Exhibited at Cheltenham Science Festival, Imperial Gardens, Cheltenham. 7 June 2022 - 12 June 2022. (Unpublished)

The game is on – get set for an awesome adventure in The Arcade and put your skills to the test in a series of fun, creative and cryptic challenges. Can you make, break and create? Can you work in a team and spot things others might have missed? If y... Read More about "The Arcade" at Cheltenham Science Festival (Curator).

The Nature and Role of Visitor Attraction (2022)
Book Chapter
Leask, A. (2022). The Nature and Role of Visitor Attraction. In A. Fyall, B. Garrod, A. Leask, & S. Wanhill (Eds.), Managing Visitor Attractions. (3rd). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003041948-2

Visitor attractions play a vital role in the development and success of tourism destination. The aim of this chapter is first to define the terms ‘visitor attraction’ and ‘tourism destination’, showing how they are distinct yet increasingly overlappi... Read More about The Nature and Role of Visitor Attraction.

Interpretation at heritage sites: Culloden Battlefield, UK (2022)
Book Chapter
Urquhart, E. (2022). Interpretation at heritage sites: Culloden Battlefield, UK. In A. Fyall, B. Garrod, A. Leask, & S. Wanhill (Eds.), Managing Visitor Attractions. (3rd edn). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003041948-28

This chapter presents a case study that explores heritage interpretation within the context of Culloden Battlefield, UK. The case will initially consider the challenges and issues inherent to the interpretation of sensitive heritage before exploring... Read More about Interpretation at heritage sites: Culloden Battlefield, UK.

Covid & Innovation within Edinburgh's Festivals: Post-Covid-19 Recovery, Innovation & Technology (2022)
Report
Stewart, H., Ali-Knight, J., Kerr, G., & Holmes, K. (2022). Covid & Innovation within Edinburgh's Festivals: Post-Covid-19 Recovery, Innovation & Technology. Edinburgh Napier University

The COVID-19 pandemic created a global hiatus for events and festivals. The requirement for whole countries to stay at home and avoid contact with other people led to numerous events and festivals being paused, cancelled or redeveloped into a virtual... Read More about Covid & Innovation within Edinburgh's Festivals: Post-Covid-19 Recovery, Innovation & Technology.

Three themes and PhD: Critical realism, social network analysis, and festival communities (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Jarman, D. (2022, May). Three themes and PhD: Critical realism, social network analysis, and festival communities. Paper presented at CHME 2022 (Council for Hospitality Management Education), Edinburgh Napier University

This paper explores some of the key themes from my PhD. In the paper I introduced the themes in the context of my work, exploring interpretations of "community" and "networks" in ways that are generally under explored in the festival and events liter... Read More about Three themes and PhD: Critical realism, social network analysis, and festival communities.

Graffiti, Place and Society (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Victoria, M. (2022, May). Graffiti, Place and Society. Paper presented at TBS Research Seminar, Edinburgh Napier University

‘DON’T KIL URSELF’. ‘ YOU SHALL OVERCOME.’ The impetus for this study comes from serendipitous encounters with certain types of graffiti around Edinburgh during the covid-19 pandemic. Using walking and photography as data collection methods, I drew... Read More about Graffiti, Place and Society.

Engaging local residents as stakeholders in World Heritage Sites (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Leask, A. (2022, March). Engaging local residents as stakeholders in World Heritage Sites. Paper presented at New Lanark: A living legacy Anniversary Conference, New Lanark, UK

This paper explores how local residents engage in the management of World Heritage Sites, with specific examples from New Lanark and Edinburgh Old and New Towns World Heritage sites.

So, What Do You Want?” Recasting Public Value in The Tourism Domain (2022)
Conference Proceeding
Anastasiadou, C., & McMillan, J. (in press). So, What Do You Want?” Recasting Public Value in The Tourism Domain. In The Human Touch in Hospitality: 30th Council for Hospitality Management Education 2022

In existing tourism literature, there is a lack of understanding of the public values on the basis of which tourism is understood and the tourism public sphere is constructed. Using the City of Edinburgh’s Council short-term let control area proposa... Read More about So, What Do You Want?” Recasting Public Value in The Tourism Domain.

Unlock & Revive: The ingredients needed to deliver accessible online cultural and heritage events that bring positive benefits to people living with dementia (2022)
Report
Stewart, H., Smith, S., Baxter, R., Ali-Knight, J., & Kerr, G. (2022). Unlock & Revive: The ingredients needed to deliver accessible online cultural and heritage events that bring positive benefits to people living with dementia. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Napier University

Unlock & Revive is a multi-disciplinary action-research project that involves multiple partners. It is a highly collaborative project aimed at supporting the wellbeing of people living with dementia (PWD) and their caregivers in the Edinburgh and Lot... Read More about Unlock & Revive: The ingredients needed to deliver accessible online cultural and heritage events that bring positive benefits to people living with dementia.

Building resilience and future proofing events education (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Jaimangal-Jones, D., Jackson, C., & Robertson, M. (2021). Building resilience and future proofing events education

This session explores issues surrounding the design and delivery of Event Management programmes, specifically those related to their resilience and futureproofing. It addresses the increasing demand for educators to respond to a diverse range of stak... Read More about Building resilience and future proofing events education.

Creating Dementia Friendly Destinations in Scotland (2021)
Book Chapter
Leask, A., Wardrop, K., Fyall, A., & Hansen, M. (2021). Creating Dementia Friendly Destinations in Scotland. In Managing Events, Festivals and the Visitor Economy: Concepts, Collaborations and Cases (17-36). Wallingford, UK: CABI

• Accessible tourism is an increasingly important sector of the tourism industry. • The ageing population represents an under-developed and lucrative market. • Globally 46 million people live with dementia, a number expected to triple by 2050.... Read More about Creating Dementia Friendly Destinations in Scotland.

Understanding and Managing the High-Altitude Environment (2021)
Other
Taylor, S. (2021). Understanding and Managing the High-Altitude Environment. https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/skills/understanding_and_managing_the_high-altitude_environment-13907

Examines the challenges that living and moving in high-altitude environments present to the human body and how to manage them. Available online: https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/skills/understanding_and_managing_the_high-altitude_environment-13... Read More about Understanding and Managing the High-Altitude Environment.

The ‘Senses Framework’: A relationship-centred approach to co-producing dementia events in order to allow people to live well after a dementia diagnosis (2021)
Journal Article
Stewart, H., Ali-Knight, J., Stephen, S., & Kerr, G. (2022). The ‘Senses Framework’: A relationship-centred approach to co-producing dementia events in order to allow people to live well after a dementia diagnosis. Event Management, 26(1), 157-175. https://doi.org/10.3727/152599521X16192004803683

Dementia is a progressive disorder that affects how the brain works, and in particular the ability to remember, think and reason. It affects speech, mood, mobility, behavior and how people perceive and respond to the world around them. Contemporary a... Read More about The ‘Senses Framework’: A relationship-centred approach to co-producing dementia events in order to allow people to live well after a dementia diagnosis.

How to solve the problems of solid waste pollution at high altitudes in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan: The case of Lenin Peak (2021)
Journal Article
Taylor, S., & Komissarov, V. (in press). How to solve the problems of solid waste pollution at high altitudes in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan: The case of Lenin Peak. Tourism of Kyrgyzstan: Practice; Problems and Perspectives, 17(1),

This paper reports on recent activities to remove solid waste from 4,250 metres on Lenin Peak and current proposals to establish an appropriate governance solution to support the longer term protection of this high altitude natural area.

Arion Art group exhibition (2021)
Exhibition / Performance
Todd, L. (2021). Arion Art group exhibition. [Oil paintings]. Exhibited at Edinburgh Palette, Edinburgh. 16 June 2021 - 26 June 2021. (Unpublished)

Arion art group exhibition: Exhibited 24 original paintings themed around visual culture of tourism research, In: Arion Art, group exhibition, Edinburgh Palette, Edinburgh, 16 June 2021 - 26 June 2021.

FameLab, cultural relations and 'going virtual' at the time of a pandemic (2021)
Report
Kerr, G. (2021). FameLab, cultural relations and 'going virtual' at the time of a pandemic. London: British Council

EDITOR'S NOTES This contribution by Gary Kerr, taking the example of one of the British Council’s flagship partnership programmes – FameLab – covers the notion and nature of science diplomacy as cultural relations, situating the programme at the he... Read More about FameLab, cultural relations and 'going virtual' at the time of a pandemic.

Modelling Mobility and Infection: The reopening of Edinburgh's Festivals (2021)
Report
Ali-Knight, J. (2021). Modelling Mobility and Infection: The reopening of Edinburgh's Festivals. University of Edinburgh

Closure of business, festivals and cultural activities due to COVID-19 has imposed a significant social and economic loss to the City of Edinburgh. This project modelled the spread of viral infection in the city centre of Edinburgh to see whether thi... Read More about Modelling Mobility and Infection: The reopening of Edinburgh's Festivals.