Protecting biodiversity through sustainable tourism in Africa

Professor Marina Novelli

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) invited Professor Marina Novelli to chair a panel session at the Tourism Investment and Business Forum for Africa (INVESTOUR) during one of the largest international tourism fairs in the world, FITUR, staged in Madrid in January.

The ‘Biodiversity as a Driver for Sustainable Tourism: The Importance of Effective Community Involvement’ session considered an integrated approach to harmonise sustainable tourism with the protection of biodiversity in Africa and identified ways of empowering local communities to participate in conservation efforts and benefit from them. Continue reading

Success for Madeleine

Madeleine Orr graduated from our International Event Management MSc in 2016 and was awarded a scholarship to undertake her PhD at the University of Minnesota.

Her success was partly based on her excellent masters research dissertation supervised by the school’s Dr Nigel Jarvis, and her overall distinction in her degree award. Maddy investigated the legacies of the 2015 Pan American Games and concluded the legacies were very contested despite the rhetoric promoted by games organisers,  politicians and other stakeholders. Continue reading

Lisa’s research success

Research into neuromuscular fatigue from cycling has won a University of Brighton student a top award.

Lisa Schäfer addressed the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and the European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC) conference in Nottingham and won the Human Kinetics Student Poster Presentation Award.

Lisa, based at the Welkin laboratories at the University’s Eastbourne campus, was honoured for her “outstanding contribution to sport and exercise sciences”. Her study ‘Neuromuscular fatigue following cycling above critical power’ was supervised by Dr Jeanne Dekerle and Dr Mark Hayes. Continue reading

University of Brighton scholars honoured

Two University of Brighton professors have been honoured for their “high quality and sustained profile of their scholarship” by the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS).

John Sugden, Professor of the Sociology of Sport in the School of Sport and Service Management, and Professor Alan Tomlinson, Professor of Leisure Studies in the School of Humanities, received the award of NASSS (Research) Fellow at the Society’s annual conference in Ontario. Continue reading

Congratulations to Source Park

Congratulations to our KTP partners Rich Moore and Marc Moore from The Source Park, Hastings who have just won two Historic England Angel awards:

  • Historic England Followers’ and Telegraph Readers’ Favourite
  • Best Rescue of a Historic Building (joint winner)

Source Park is the world’s largest underground skate park and provides opportunities for our students as part of their studies.

Find out more about the awards and read more about the university’s KTP project with Source Park 

ATHE Annual Conference 2017

On the 7th and 8th December, the School of Sport and Service Management is hosting the 2017 Annual Conference of the Association for Tourism in Higher Education at The View Hotel Eastbourne.

This year’s theme, New Approaches to Tourism Learning in Higher Education, picks up on new approaches in all aspects of curriculum and vocational development, teaching, learning and assessment in Tourism.  As such, this might include students, alumni, industry partners or educational partners in the process. Continue reading

OVERTOURISM AND TOURISM-PHOBIA

– a complex journey between economic gain socio-cultural preservation

Join us for a free seminar on:

Wednesday 6 December 2017
3-5pm

Speaker
Dr Claudio Milano, Ostelea School of Hospitality and Tourism, Barcelona, Spain

Discussant
Professor Marina Novelli, School of Sport and Service Management, University of Brighton

Venue
University of Brighton, Room 203, Robert Dodd building, Darley Road, Eastbourne
How to find us

Reserve your free place by emailing Sarah Smith: S.Smith6@brighton.ac.uk

 

Student speaks at the Royal Geographic Society Annual Conference

In August PhD student Jennifer Holland had the opportunity to attend the Royal Geographic Society Annual Conference in London. The event highlighted the excellent research being carried out at the School of Sport and Service Management in cruise research and risk in tourism.

A session titled ‘Geographies of cruise tourism: Navigating the field(s) of inquiry’, co-convened by Dr Jo-Anne Lester, provided a forum for critical debate on knowledge production, access and empowering marginalized voices, social justice, and creative methods and methodologies including researcher positionality and reflexivity. Continue reading