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September 2017 Meeting



Cafe Scientifique - Electrical healing: beyond Frankenstein

An informal way to engage with the latest topics in science
Venue: Waterstones Aberdeen (Union Bridge)

Research Symposium Tourism Hospitality amp Events Border crossings and interconnections

The event runs from 09:00 on 24th May 2017 until 17:30 on 24th May 2017

In recent years, the growth of the tourism, hospitality, and events (T.H.E.) sectors has outpaced that of other significant sectors in the economy including financial services and health care. The micro and macro environments within which the T.H.E. sectors operate are increasingly complex, fluid and dynamic, requiring a more holistic approach to their operations, research and education. Indeed, tourism, hospitality and events are recognised to be fields that can be studied from different perspectives including economics, sociology, anthropology, psychology, marketing, management, and geography. Within T.H.E. we have undoubtedly witnessed a more flexible approach to research, scholarship, and education that, on the one hand can sufficiently address the challenges of the new era and, on the other hand, can help businesses to adapt to remain competitive. Thus, perspectives and research from different academic fields and disciplines are considerably important for understanding the evolution of T.H.E.  The recent critical turn in T.H.E. has celebrated interdisciplinary research and scholarship acknowledging the ability of such border crossings to enrich our knowledge and understanding of these fields of study, thereby transforming education and practice.

Against this background, this one-day research symposium, hosted by the Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Events, Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism, aims to promote interdisciplinary research by bringing together researchers, industry stakeholders, and communities to create a space for the dissemination and co-production of research and practices that can contribute to innovation and transformation in T.H.E.

 

Proposed Topics for Abstract Submissions

We welcome submissions from experienced researchers, early career researchers, and research students in a variety of formats including traditional paper presentations, videos, posters, and art work. Both conceptual and empirical work are welcome. The proposed topics can include but are not limited to the following:

  • Policy, planning, and development
  • Cultural, heritage and museum studies
  • The marketing, advertising, and branding of enterprises and destinations
  • Consumer behaviour, decision-making, expectations, experience and satisfaction
  • Spas, health and well-being
  • Event, sport and festival tourism
  • Gender, race, queer, and anthropological studies
  • Sociological and psychological studies
  • Human resources, equality, diversity, and labour operations
  • Innovation, creativity and change management
  • Economics and finance
  • Demand-supply forecasting, and performance studies
  • Competitiveness, sustainability and corporate social responsibility
  • IT, ICT, e-tourism, and emerging technologies
  • Training and education
  • Emerging and innovative research methods and methodologies
  • Other interdisciplinary areas

 

Abstract Submission

An abstract of between 400 to 500 words (excluding references) should be submitted. The abstract should include an indication of the purpose of the research, the interdisciplinary approach taken, the methods used and the key (expected) findings. The abstract should be submitted via email to Professor Donna Chambers (donna.chambers@sunderland.ac.uk)

Please Note: At least one author should present the abstract during the research symposium

 

Key Dates

Deadline for abstract submission: Friday 3rd February 2017

Notification of acceptance: Friday 3rd March 2017

Date of symposium: 24th May 2017

 

Keynote Speakers

Professor Nigel Morgan: Nigel Morgan is Professor of Tourism & Events Marketing at the University of Surrey’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and also Visiting Professor of Tourism and Events with the Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Events at Sunderland.  

 

Professor Angela Roper: Angela Roper is Professor and Director of the International Centre for Hotel and Resort Management (ICHARM) at the University of West London.

 

Key Contacts

Head of Scientific Committee: Prof Donna Chambers

Head of Organising Committee: Dr Nikolaos Pappas

 

For further information including details on how to register please visit the symposium website at https://thesymposium2017.wordpress.com

May 2017 Meeting



MBA Connect - Executive Seminars - Managing Innovation and Change


Cost: FREE
Venue: TBC

The Life, Travels and Adventures of the Intrepid Maria Graham


This talk examines the life of Maria Graham (1785-1842), a travel writer, editor, historian and naturalist, whose journeys took her from Enlightenment Edinburgh to India and Dundee to the emperor's court in Rio, experiences which she vividly depicted through her books, her art and her correspondence.
Venue: The Special Collections Centre Seminar Room, The Sir Duncan Rice Library

Cafe Scientifique - Beyond jet lag - the many faces of melatonin

An informal way to engage with the latest topics in science
Venue: Waterstones Aberdeen (Union Bridge)

Professorial Lecture: Artificial Intelligence and the Future

A professorial lecture which will explain the progress of Artificial Intelligence with a focus on machine learning, the successes in practical applications and the possible challenges that lie ahead.

Hermeneutic phenomenology methodology course and symposium

Find out about the Hermeneutic phenomenology methodology course and symposium which is a joint venture between the University of Central Lancashire and RGU.

Professorial Lecture: Venturing Out on the Thread of a Tune: The Researcher as Improviser in Public life

A professorial lecture which will explore improvisation philosophically through practices of contemporary visual arts that significantly manifest improvisation as a quality of approach.

MBA Connect - Executive Seminars - Managing People at Work (self and others)


Cost: FREE
Venue: The Sir Duncan Rice Library

Can we tax our way out of obesity?

Organised by the Cromar Future Group in conjunction with the University, a series of talks through 2016/2017 held in the MacRobert Hall, Tarland
Venue: MacRobert Hall, Tarland, AB34 4YL

Cafe Scientifique - The heritage of modern astronomy: the magic of Maxwell and other Scottish luminaries

An informal way to engage with the latest topics in science
Venue: Waterstones Aberdeen (Union Bridge)

Cafe Scientifique - What is the most environmentally-friendly way to decommission the North Sea?


An informal way to engage with the latest topics in science
Venue: Waterstones Aberdeen (Union Bridge)

MBA Connect - Executive Seminars - Business Model Innovation


Cost: FREE
Venue: The Sir Duncan Rice Library

Fitness trackers on the NHS?

Organised by the Cromar Future Group in conjunction with the University, a series of talks through 2016/2017 held in the MacRobert Hall, Tarland
Venue: MacRobert Hall, Tarland, AB34 4YL

Professorial Lecture: Pharmacy Practice Research Around The World

A professorial lecture which will take the audience on a journey showcasing RGU pharmacy practice research impacting patients, professionals, organisations and society at local, national and international levels.

February 2017 Meeting


Venue: The Senate Room in the Main Building

MBA Connect - Executive Seminars - Leadership


Cost: FREE
Venue: King's Conference Centre

Cafe Scientifique - Can our brain help us shed those holiday pounds?


An informal way to engage with the latest topics in science
Venue: Waterstones Aberdeen (Union Bridge)