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Associate Professor Jennifer Laing Associate Professor- Management/HRM, Management Sport & Tourism

Associate Professor Jennifer Laing is a co-editor of the Routledge Advances in Events Research series and a member of the editorial boards of several journals. Her research interests include travel narratives, the social dimension of events, health and wellbeing, heritage tourism, gastronomic tourism and religious tourism. Since 2010, she has been awarded a number of research awards including the 2010 CAUTHE (Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education) Fellows Award for Tourism and Hospitality Research and recognition as an Emerging Scholar of Distinction by the International Academy for the Study of Tourism (IAST). She is one of two Australasian Coordinators of the Institute for Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Jennifer has co-authored six research books, co-edited four books and co-written a textbook - Strategic Management of Festivals and Events (Cengage, 2012). Jennifer's most recent book is on royal events (Routledge, 2019), co-authored with Warwick Frost, which explores how their historical development has influenced the way that people view public events and their role within society.


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