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The origin story: behind the scenes of food festivals

Journal Article
Orea-Giner, A., Fusté-Forné, F., & Todd, L. (in press)
The origin story: behind the scenes of food festivals. Event Management, https://doi.org/10.3727/152599523X16957834460312
The relationships between food festivals and food storytelling have been scarcely explored by previous research. Nevertheless, these relationships are a source of memorable ex...

Where I want to be now

Exhibition / Performance
Todd, L. (2023)
Where I want to be now. [Painting]. Exhibited at Society of Scottish Artists Website. 18 November 2023 - 14 January 2024. (Unpublished
Original painting titled: Where I want to be now, themed around Visual Culture of Tourism Research, Society of Scottish Artists, 30 x 30 online exhibition, 2023-2024

Two original paintings titled Sunbathing and Other places

Exhibition / Performance
Todd, L. Two original paintings titled Sunbathing and Other places. [Fine Art Painting, Drawing]. Exhibited at Wester Hailes Open Exhibition, WHALE Arts, Edinburgh. 10 November 2023 - 29 November 2023. (Unpublished)

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Todd, L. Two original paintings titled Sunbathing and Other places. [Fine Art Painting, Drawing]. Exhibited at Wester Hailes Open Exhibition, WHALE Arts, Edinburgh. 10 November 2023 - 29 November 2023. (Unpublished
Two original paintings titled Sunbathing and Other places, and themed around visual culture of tourism research, Exhibited in Wester Hailes Open Exhibition, [Fine Art Painting...

Hybrid Servicescapes in Tourism and Hospitality

Book Chapter
Urquhart, E. (in press)
Hybrid Servicescapes in Tourism and Hospitality. In N. Stylos, R. Rahimi, & P. Robinson (Eds.), Contemporary Marketing Management for Tourism and Hospitality. Palgrave Macmillan
Despite being 30 years since the publication of Bitner’s (1992) seminal article, the servicescape concept remains central to the marketing and management of tourism and hospit...

The Semiotic Paradigm for Deconstructing Event Design and Meaning

Journal Article
Viol, M., Todd, L., & Anastasiadou, C. (2023)
The Semiotic Paradigm for Deconstructing Event Design and Meaning. Event Management, 27(7), 1063-1079. https://doi.org/10.3727/152599523X16847420514728
Festivals and events convey a range of historical, political, social and cultural signs and meanings, however, there remains limited methodological guidance for understanding ...

Deconstructing commemorative narratives: the anniversaries of the fall of the Berlin Wall

Journal Article
Viol, M., Anastasiadou, C., Todd, L., & Theodoraki, E. (2024)
Deconstructing commemorative narratives: the anniversaries of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Leisure Studies, 43(1), 153-170. https://doi.org/10.1080/02614367.2023.2215468
Historically, researchers have studied commemorative events primarily for their political role in the (re)construction of contested national collective memories and identities...

Re-enactment in Lighter Dark Tourism: An Exploration of Re-enactor Tour Guides and Their Perspectives on Creating Visitor Experiences

Journal Article
Wyatt, B., Leask, A., & Barron, P. (2024)
Re-enactment in Lighter Dark Tourism: An Exploration of Re-enactor Tour Guides and Their Perspectives on Creating Visitor Experiences. Journal of Travel Research, 63(2), 496-516. https://doi.org/10.1177/00472875221151074
This study explores the perspectives of re-enactor tour guides (RTG) concerning their role and re-enactment of dark histories—an overlooked topic within dark tourism research....

Interpretative Tools

Book Chapter
Urquhart, E. (2022)
Interpretative Tools. In D. Buhalis (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Tourism Management and Marketing. Edward Elgar Publishing
The entry focusses on a central activity, not only for visitor attractions, but for other leisure, tourism and destinations environments. Interpretation involves a variety of ...

Future trajectories for automated tourism and hospitality services

Book Chapter
Urquhart, E. (in press)
Future trajectories for automated tourism and hospitality services. In S. Ivanov, & C. Webster (Eds.), Future tourism in a robot-based economy. Bristol: Channel View

Arion Art Group exhibition of current work

Exhibition / Performance
Todd, L. Arion Art Group exhibition of current work. [Fine Art Painting and Drawing]. Exhibited at St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh. 15 June 2022 - 19 June 2022. (Unpublished)

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Todd, L. Arion Art Group exhibition of current work. [Fine Art Painting and Drawing]. Exhibited at St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh. 15 June 2022 - 19 June 2022. (Unpublished
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Staycations, localisation, community and place-making: Edinburgh as a destination in tourism recovery

2023 - 2024
The Covid-19 pandemic devastated Edinburgh’s tourism sector. This research project examines how the city can reimagine the long-term sustainable role of tourism in post-pandemic times. It considers ho...
Funder: Royal Society of Edinburgh | Value: £4,950

Failure to plan is planning to fail: An evidence informed approach to sustainable tourism planning

2022 - 2024
A comparative analysis between Ireland and Scotland which examines the extent to which local authorities plan for sustainable tourism. This study uses mixed methods, both content analysis and intervie...
Funder: British Academy of Management | Value: £3,999

Senior Visitors to Visitor Attractions

2017 - 2018
This project aims to develop a new and innovative structured visit programme focused on the needs and wants of this increasingly significant older population group. Specifically aimed at the over 75 y...
Funder: Edinburgh Innovations Ltd | Value: £9,972

Gastronomy and Creative Entrepreneurship in Rural Tourism

2017 - 2017
Sustainable landscape management in rural areas requires the creation of opportunities that treat landscapes in the context of their historical, cultural and social factors. The growing popularity of ...
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council | Value: £50,266

12 Closes Community Co-design Project, Phase 1

2016 - 2022
12 Closes is a 4 year project partnership with Edinburgh World Heritage to re-invigorate and redesign a series of the Royal Mile's pedestrian closes. The projects will be developed through a process o...
Funder: Edinburgh World Heritage | Value: £57,600

Channel Scheme - Egypt

2015 - 2017
The aim of the research is to investigate and analyze the ability of the tour guide in Egypt to achieve intercultural rapprochement between Egypt's and Spain's cultures depending on the guide's functi...
Funder: Egyptian Education Bureau | Value: £11,740

Destination Organisations in Scotland: types, issues and characteristics

2014 - 2015
The aim of this project is to carry out a comparative study of the adaptation of destination organisations to their policy and operating environment in Scotland and Denmark with the view of identifyin...
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £585

Research in Scotland on the Water Business: Strathpeffer Spa c.1850-2014

2014 - 2017
To analyse the rise, decline, and rise again of Strathpeffer Spa, c.1850-2014. This project will provide insight into the history and development of a distinctive, business-related highland community...
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £1,000

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

2013 - 2016
Generate an audit of current activities of various Qatari based institutions (public, private and voluntary sectors) linked to the promotion of green and active living via events. Elicit constructive ...
Funder: Qatar National Research Fund | Value: £40,512

Strategic analysis for organisational growth

2009 - 2013
Edinburgh's festivals have traditionally been world renowned for their eclecticism. As their number grew and reach widened the coordination of the festivals became a complex and demanding organisation...
Value: £2,038
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A Critical Evaluation of the Factors that Influence Visitor Engagement with UK Slavery Heritage Museums: A Blended Passive Symbolic Netnographic Study

2020 - 2023
There is a substantial body of literature in slave...
Dr Shemroy Roberts | Director of Studies: Dr Craig Wight | Second Supervisor: Prof Anna Leask

Barriers and Enablers to a Circular Economy in Small Island Destinations: The Case of the Orkney Islands, Scotland

2019 - date
Angelo Sciacca | Director of Studies: Dr Constantia Anastasiadou | Second Supervisor: Dr Gavin Urie

Sustainable festivals and events - an enquiry of leadership and futures

2015 - 2017
As a societal phenomenon, festivals and planned events are discussed in a wide policy context. They have entered a broader discus...
Dr Martin Robertson | Director of Studies: Prof Anna Leask | Second Supervisor: Prof Jane Ali-Knight

An investigation of university and employer perceptions of barriers and enablers of work based learning (WBL) partnerships in the tourism sector in Scotland

2015 - 2020
An investigation of perceptions of work base...
Dr Lynn Waterston | Director of Studies: Prof Paul Barron | Second Supervisor: Dr Matthew Dutton

The role of interactive technology in the co-creation of experience in Scottish visitor attractions

2014 - 2019
" As a sector that is reliant on the creation and management of memorable experiences, visitor attrac...
Dr Ellis Urquhart | Director of Studies: Prof Anna Leask | Second Supervisor: Dr Ivana Rihova

Journey into Higher Education: A study of postgraduate Indian students' experiences, as they make the educational journey, to a new teaching and learning environment in the UK

2014 - 2020
Dr Pauline Gordon | Director of Studies: Prof Paul Lynch | Second Supervisor: Dr Gerardine Matthews-Smith

Heritage interpretation challenges and management issues at film-induced tourism heritage attractions: case studies of Rosslyn Chapel and Alnwick Castle

2011 - 2015
Although previous research has widely acknowledg...
Dr Justyna Bakiewicz | Director of Studies: Prof Anna Leask | Second Supervisor: Prof Paul Barron

Governance of protected areas: the case of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

2010 - 2016
Dr Stephen Taylor | Director of Studies: Dr Eleni Theodoraki | Second Supervisor: Dr Monika Foster

The role of niche tourism products in destination development

2009 - 2011
Niche tourism refers to how a specific tourism product can be tailored to meet the needs of a particular audience/market segment. Locations...
Prof Jane Ali-Knight | Director of Studies: Prof John Ensor

Customer retention through continuous improvement (CI), culture and customer service

2009 - 2013
Customer retention has long been considered an important element in achieving competitive advantage for business org...
Dr Barbara McCrory | Director of Studies: Dr Nick Pilcher | Second Supervisor: Dr Janice McMillan

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Dark Tourism Research Symposium: Memory, Pilgrimage and the Digital Realm

Craiglockhart Campus
4 May 2022

An Edinburgh Festival City Map for Wester Hailes. This public engagement with research initiative was delivered as part of Explorathon 2019: European Researchers' Night. It involved a participative drawing and collage activity where members of the local community were asked to contribute to an Edinburgh Festival City Map for Wester Hailes

Whale Arts, Wester Hailes
27 September 2019

Festival Frontiers: The Festival City.

Edinburgh International Science Festival, Lomond Room, Pleasance, Edinburgh
8 April 2019

Visual Methods and Ethnography in Interdisciplinary Research

The Business School
6 March 2019 - 4 June 2019

The Fringe - my BFF. Everyday branded products, from instant coffee to cars, have long been imbued by marketers with human traits as a means of appealing to consumers’ self-image. Indeed an interpersonal relationships metaphor is applied to some products, with them viewed as people – such as friends, partners, family members and even enemies. Since its origination in 1947, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe has grown in a relatively organic way to become the largest and most renowned festival in the world. My talk will consider if a phenomenon like the Fringe is considered in similar interpersonal terms by its consumers as they organise, attend, support, and participate in their various stakeholder roles, from audience members to performers, and beyond. I will discuss my research where I interviewed consumers about their relationships with the Fringe. I discovered that the Fringe is viewed in numerous interpersonal terms, from casual, childhood and best friendships; to marriages and flings; and even in darker obsessive terms. My research also uncovered that many relationships with the Fringe are life-long, change over time, and can impact upon important life decisions. What does this tell us about ourselves and how we relate to something which is neither another human being nor a valued product, but an experience?

Skeptics on The Fringe 2017, Edinburgh Skeptics Society, Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh
14 August 2017

Academics Online: Building your research profile in the digital age

The Rivers Suite, Craiglockhart Campus
1 May 2017

DLP 2016 Open for Applications!

21 April 2016

Visual Methods and Ethnography Research Seminar and Workshop

The Rivers Suite, Craiglockhart Campus
11 May 2015