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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Intrastate travel experiences in international students and their perceptions of Western Australia (WA) as a tourist destination.

Journal Article
Shanka, T., Ali-Knight, J. & Pope, J. (2002)
Intrastate travel experiences in international students and their perceptions of Western Australia (WA) as a tourist destination. Tourism and Hospitality Research. 3, 245-256. ISSN 1467-3584
This paper presents initial findings from a study examining the impact on Western Australian (WA) tourism of the growing number of international students in the state. Focusin...

The environmental attitudes and practices of family businesses in the rural tourism and hospitality sectors.

Journal Article
Carlsen, J., Getz, D. & Ali-Knight, J. (2001)
The environmental attitudes and practices of family businesses in the rural tourism and hospitality sectors. Journal of Sustainable Tourism. 9, 281-297. doi:10.1080/09669580108667403. ISSN 0966-9582
This paper examines the environmental goals of rural, family owned/operated tourism business with a viewto evaluating their conservationethic andcommitment to sustainable tour...

Wine Tourism — A Thirst for Knowledge?

Journal Article
Charters, S., & Ali‐Knight, J. (2000)
Wine Tourism — A Thirst for Knowledge?. International Journal of Wine Marketing, 12(3), 70-80. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb008715
Wine tourism is a growing segment of the tourism industry. Wine tourists are not a homogeneous group, but seek differing components of the overall wine tourism experience. Thi...

Introduction

Book Chapter
Ali-Knight, J., Robertson, M., Ladkin, A., Fyall, A., Breheny, M., & McQuaid, R. W. (1987)
Introduction. In M. Breheny, R. W. McQuaid, J. Ali-Knight, M. Robertson, A. Fyall, & A. Ladkin (Eds.), The Development of HIgh-Tech Industries: an international survey (1-10). Croom - Helm

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