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Dr Alan Marvell

Senior Lecturer in Events 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. Chevron icon


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.


  • 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


Geographical Association Distinguished Service Award, 2020

University of Gloucestershire Teaching Fellow, 2017

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


Chartered Geographer (CGeog) Royal Geographical Society

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 & Research


Contemporary issues in events management Dissertation and investigative study Destination marketing Industrial placement Planning business events Research methods Risk management


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