Staff Profiles: Dr. Alan Marvell

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Dr. Alan Marvell

Staff Profile: Dr. Alan Marvell
Senior Lecturer in Events Management

Dr. Alan Marvell

Dr. Alan Marvell

Senior Lecturer in Events Management

Leisure Industries Management

As a Senior Lecturer with experience in events and tourism I enjoy researching and teaching about an industry that is constantly evolving, providing new challenges and opportunities.

Telephone: +44 (0)1242 714491 Email: amarvell@glos.ac.uk

Biography

I teach Events Management with a focus on business events, responsible events and marketing. I am a Chartered Geographer and have a research interest in how places are constructed through marketing and events. Alongside my work at the university, I am a member of the Advisory Board of Cotswolds Tourism working with local businesses to promote the Cotswolds as a visitor destination.

Qualifications

Award Title Institution Date
BA (Hons) Geography and History College of St Paul and St Mary 1990
PGCE Geography University of Southampton 1991
MA Landscape and Society Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education 1999
PhD Doctor of Philosophy University of Gloucestershire 2016

Accreditation

Chartered Geographer (CGeog) Royal Geographical Society

Awards

University of Gloucestershire Teaching Fellow, 2017

University of Gloucestershire Learning for Sustainable Futures Award 2015-16, Responsible Events

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS)

Fellow of the Tourism Society (FTS)

Geographical Association

Association for Events Management Education

Teaching and research

Teaching

Research methods

Risk management

Industrial placement

Planning business events

Contemporary issues in events management

Strategic communications

Dissertation and investigative study

Destination marketing

Level

Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Research

Place promotion, branding and identity through (sub)urban development

Pedagogy, scholarship, student-led learning and engagement with place through fieldwork

Place promotion through events and tourism

Employability and partnerships with industry

Publications

More publications from Dr. Alan Marvell can be found in the Research Repository.

External responsibilities

Vice-Chair of the Post-16 and Higher Education Commitee, Geographical Association 

Membership of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education and the journal Geography  

Professional positions

Director and Trustee of the Geographical Association

Membership of the Advisory Board of Cotswolds Tourism

External examining

Event Management at Coventry University