Jane Ali-Knight
Jane AliKnight

Prof Jane Ali-Knight

Professor

Biography

Dr. Jane Ali-Knight is a Professor in Festival and Event Management at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland and a Visiting Research Professor at Curtin University, Perth. She is currently leading and developing the festival and event subject group as well as lecturing at Universities internationally and facilitating training and development in the field. Her core activities fall into three main areas: event and festival related programmes; research and publications and conferences and professional events. She is currently a board member of BAFA (British Arts and Festivals Association), Without Walls, Women in Tourism and Hidden Door Festival and is a Fellow of the HEA and Royal Society of the Arts.

Research Groups

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Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Committee member for the Tourism Society Scotland

 

Conference Organising Activity

  • Community Festival Management experience through organisation of inaugural Stockbridge Village Festival, September 2006, Stockbridge Jumboree, 2011 and Stockfest 2012, 2013.
  • Jane Ali-Knight and Paul Gudgin to deliver Executive Certificate programme to Qatar and Abu Dhabi audiences.
  • Event Manager/Publicity Co-ordination for the Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2007 – 2011
  • Professional conference and seminar organisation: LSA 2005 International Academic Conference; Festivals and Events: Beyond Economic Impacts. July 4 – 6 2005; Tourism Society Scotland Annual Conference, Aviemore, Scotland June 2007; Realising a Culture of
  • Delivery of Cake Fest Edinburgh, 21 June 2015 as part of VisitScoland’s Year of Food and Drink.

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • DLP course awarded ‘Leadership in the Visitor Economy: Most Innovative Project’ by the Association for Tourism in Higher Education (ATHE).
  • • Nominated for Event 100 Club, 2016 (100 most influential people in the UK Events Industry).
  • Destination Leaders Programme (DLP) Shortlisted for Times Higher Education Leadership and Management (THELMA) Award in the Outstanding Employer Engagement Initiative category.
  • • Winner, Student Event Category, Scottish Event Awards, October 2015. Commendations 2013 and 2016.
  • Fellow ofhe Royal Society of the Arts (RSA)
  • Fellow of the HEA
  • Congratulations to DLP Graduates!

 

Media Activity

  • Syn Festival Edinburgh shaping up for success
  • Are giant music festivals at the end of the road?
  • When it comes to Festivals and Events, 'Scotland is the Perfect Stage'
  • Business School's Destination Leaders Programme (DLP) recognised
  • Boost for Scottish tourism with destination leaders programme
  • Mercat Tours professionalise their Tour Guide programme

 

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Leveraging the 2022 Qatar World Football Cup for the promotion of green and active living. A multiple stakeholder evaluation of strategic options.

Report
Theodoraki, E., Musinguzi, D., Omar, M., Ali-Knight, J., & Gair, G. (2016)
Leveraging the 2022 Qatar World Football Cup for the promotion of green and active living. A multiple stakeholder evaluation of strategic options. Qatar National Research Foundation
The study captures ex ante (pre event) local stakeholder perceptions of resources for social leverage of the FIFA 2022 World Cup-Qatar for the promotion of green and active li...

The Events' Industry In Qatar And Social Behaviour Change Promotion Efforts: Green And Active Living Messaging And Anticipations In Light Of The 2022 Fifa World Cup

Conference Proceeding
Theodoraki, E., Haija, S. A., Ali-Knight, J., Musinguzi, D., Omar, M., Canduela, J., & Bourne, S. (2014)
The Events' Industry In Qatar And Social Behaviour Change Promotion Efforts: Green And Active Living Messaging And Anticipations In Light Of The 2022 Fifa World Cup. In Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference Proceedings:
Qatar's growth, in terms of economic and political influence, is documented extensively in the literature and part of the country's long-term strategy for future development i...

Social network analysis and festival cities: an exploration of concepts, literature and methods

Journal Article
Jarman, D., Theodoraki, E., Hall, H., & Ali-Knight, J. (2014)
Social network analysis and festival cities: an exploration of concepts, literature and methods. International Journal of Event and Festival Management, 5(3), 311-322. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijefm-11-2013-0034
Social network analysis (SNA) is an under-utilised framework for research into festivals and events. This paper reflects upon the history of SNA, and explores its key concepts...

Events and festivals in Asia and the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region: Opportunities and challenges

Journal Article
Weber, K., & Ali‐Knight, J. (2012)
Events and festivals in Asia and the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region: Opportunities and challenges. International Journal of Event and Festival Management, 3(1), 4-8. https://doi.org/10.1108/17582951211210898
Purpose – This editorial aims to provide a brief overview of recent developments in the events industry in general, and in Asia and the MENA region in particular. The discussi...

Eliciting the dynamics of leading a sustainable event: Key informant responses

Journal Article
Ensor, J., Robertson, M., Ali-Knight, J., Ensor, J., Robertson, M., & Ali-Knight, J. (2011)
Eliciting the dynamics of leading a sustainable event: Key informant responses. Event Management, 15(4), 315-327. https://doi.org/10.3727/152599511X13175676722483
Within the event management literature relating to network development and festival sustainability there is a paucity of research that analyzes the perception of festival sust...

Dubai's tourism industry and its societal impact: social implications and sustainable challenges

Journal Article
Stephenson, M. L., & Ali-Knight, J. (2010)
Dubai's tourism industry and its societal impact: social implications and sustainable challenges. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, 8(4), 278-292. https://doi.org/10.1080/14766825.2010.521248
This paper initially outlines the principles and strategies underpinning Dubai's ambitious plans to develop a rather unique destination of international distinction. The discu...

Festival management innovation and failure

Journal Article
Carlsen, J., Andersson, T. D., Ali‐Knight, J., Jaeger, K., & Taylor, R. (2010)
Festival management innovation and failure. International Journal of Event and Festival Management, 1(2), 120-131. https://doi.org/10.1108/17852951011056900
Purpose – The paper seeks to examine the concepts, types and implications of festival innovation and failure. Design/methodology/approach – A review of extant literature is ...

The role of niche tourism products in destination development

Thesis
Ali-Knight, J. The role of niche tourism products in destination development. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/5376
Niche tourism refers to how a specific tourism product can be tailored to meet the needs of a particular audience/market segment. Locations with specific niche products are ab...

International Perspectives of Festivals and Events.

Book
Ali-Knight, J., Robertson, M., Fyall, A., & Ladkin, A. (Eds.)
(2009). International Perspectives of Festivals and Events. Oxford: Elsevier
In a fast-moving industry where new theory and practice is implemented rapidly, this is essential reading for any advanced student or researcher in festivals and events.

Introduction: International Perspectives of Festivals and Events : Paradigms of Analysis

Book Chapter
Ali-Knight, J., Robertson, M., Fyall, A., & Ladkin, A. (2009)
Introduction: International Perspectives of Festivals and Events : Paradigms of Analysis. In J. Ali-Knight, M. Robertson, A. Fyall, & A. Ladkin (Eds.), International Perspectives of Festivals and Events : Paradigms of Analysis. , (xix). Oxford, UK: Elsevier
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