Staff Profiles: Dr. Alan Marvell

Dr. Alan Marvell

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

Dr. Alan Marvell

Dr. Alan Marvell

Senior Lecturer in Events Management

Marketing, Events and Law

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.


I teach Events Management and am Academic Course Leader for Logistics Management (Peninsula College, Malaysia). I am a Chartered Geographer and have a research interest in how places are constructed through marketing and events. I also work with local businesses to promote the Cotswolds as a visitor destination.


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


Chartered Geographer (CGeog) Royal Geographical Society


Geographical Association Distinguished Service Award, 2020

University of Gloucestershire Teaching Fellow, 2017

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

Membership of professional bodies

Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS)

Fellow of the Tourism Society (FTS)

Geographical Association

Association for Events Management Education

Teaching and research


Contemporary issues in events management

Dissertation and investigative study

Destination marketing

Industrial placement

Planning business events

Research methods

Risk management


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


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

Pedagogy, student-led learning and emotional geographies

Place promotion through events and tourism

Retail experiences and virtual environments


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

External responsibilities

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

Member of the GFirst Local Enterprise Partnership, Visitor Economy and Tourism Business Group

Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education and the Journal of Geography in Higher Education.

External examining

Event Management at Coventry University