About the Author
Dorothy Fox, PhD is a Lecturer in Events Management in the School of Tourism at Bournemouth University and has a background of mixed methods research. She has experience of supervising both undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations and leads the teaching of both the research methods module and the dissertation module for events management students.
Mary Beth Gouthro, PhD is Lecturer for BA (Hons) in Events Management Bournemouth University, Bournemouth. She also oversees Graduate and Professional Engagement for the Events & Leisure academic group at the University. Mary Beth’s research interests in events span the event experience, volunteering in events and event evaluation. Mary Beth draws from a cross section of professional experience that includes working with charities, corporate organisations and government. She is a member of the International Special Events Society (ISES) and Association for Event Management Educators (AEME).
Yeganeh Morakabati, PhD is a Tourism Risk Analyst (for the Middle East) and Research Methods Specialist. She is currently Senior Lecturer in the School of Tourism at Bournemouth University. She lectures and supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students in research methodology and marketing.
John Brackstone, BSc has undertaken and managed a wide variety of commercially focussed event and tourism research projects, including very large visitor surveys and event impact studies. John has managed research for event organisers at a national, regional and local level and advises and supports many organisations in their event research. He has a special interest in the practical applications of e-research.