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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Events

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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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Independent theatres and the creation of a fringe atmosphere

Journal Article
Frew, E., & Ali‐Knight, J. (2009)
Independent theatres and the creation of a fringe atmosphere. International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, 3(3), 211-227. https://doi.org/10.1108/17506180910980528
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to establish the image and associated impression of atmosphere created by independent theatres at two fringe festivals namely, Edinburgh...

Access: Developing a research agenda for Edinburgh festivals and events

Presentation / Conference
Carlsen, J., Ali-Knight, J., & Robertson, M. (2007, December)
Access: Developing a research agenda for Edinburgh festivals and events. Paper presented at International Event Research Conference
No abstract available.

The Dynamics of Successful Events - The Experts Perspective

Journal Article
Ensor, J., Robertson, M., & Ali-Knight, J. (2007)
The Dynamics of Successful Events - The Experts Perspective. Managing Leisure, 12(3), 223-235. https://doi.org/10.1080/13606710701406550
Interviews with key leaders formed the basis of this exploratory research to elicit and identify the key factors that festival leaders perceive as the characteristics of creat...

Festivals and events: Beyond economic impacts

Journal Article
Carlsen, J., Robertson, M., & Ali-Knight, J. (2007)
Festivals and events: Beyond economic impacts. Event Management, 11(1-2), 1-2. https://doi.org/10.3727/152599508783943200
Festivals and events have assumed a prominent place in the social and economic fabric of Edinburgh, to a point where it now enjoys a reputation as a leading festival and event...

Access—A Research Agenda for Edinburgh Festivals

Journal Article
Carlsen, J., Ali-Knight, J., & Robertson, M. (2007)
Access—A Research Agenda for Edinburgh Festivals. Event Management, 11(1), 3-11. https://doi.org/10.3727/152599508783943237
Festivals and events have assumed a prominent place in the social and economic fabric of Edinburgh, to a point where it now enjoys a reputation as a leading festival and event...

Edinburgh's Winter Festival.

Book Chapter
Wardrop, K. M., & Robertson, M. (2004)
Edinburgh's Winter Festival. In I. Yeoman, M. Robertson, J. Ali-Knight, S. Drummond, & U. McMahon-Beattie (Eds.), Festival and Events Management. , (346-357). Oxford: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann. https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-7506-5872-0.50027-2
No abstract available.

Events and the destination dynamic: Edinburgh festivals, entrepreneurship and strategic marketing

Book Chapter
Robertson, M., & Wardrop, K. M. (2004)
Events and the destination dynamic: Edinburgh festivals, entrepreneurship and strategic marketing. In I. Yeoman, M. Robertson, J. Ali-Knight, S. Drummond, & U. McMahon-Beattie (Eds.), Festival and Events Management. , (115-129). Oxford: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann. https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-7506-5872-0.50013-2
This chapter addresses the role of image, marketing, brand awareness, commercial partnerships (sponsorship), entrepreneurship, and stakeholder legitimacy as part of an events ...

Visitor management for festivals and events

Book Chapter
Yeoman, I., McMahon-Beattie, U., & Robertson, M. (2004)
Visitor management for festivals and events. In I. Yeoman, M. Robertson, J. Ali-Knight, S. Drummond, & U. McMahon-Beattie (Eds.), Festival and Events Management. , (65-79). Oxford: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann. https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-7506-5872-0.50010-7
This chapter draws on a number of models to animate the need for a visitor manage to balance the requirements of demand forecasting and managing capacity with appropriate leve...

Introduction to arts, culture and leisure

Book Chapter
Ali-Knight, J., & Robertson, M. (2004)
Introduction to arts, culture and leisure. In I. Yeoman, M. Robertson, J. Ali-Knight, S. Drummond, & U. McMahon-Beattie (Eds.), Festival and Events Management. , (3-13). Oxford: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann. https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-7506-5872-0.50006-5
No abstract available.

Who is the wine tourist?

Journal Article
Charters, S. & Ali-Knight, J. (2002)
Who is the wine tourist?. Tourism Management. 23, 311-319. doi:10.1016/S0261-5177(01)00079-6. ISSN 0261-5177
Both the wine and tourism industries have achieved high levels of growth within Australia in the 1990s, and are significant contributors to the GDP as invisible exports. In 19...

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