Dr Karen Davies

Department: Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management

Office/Location: 1.57E, Ogmore Building, Cardiff School of Management, Llandaff Campus

Telephone: +44 (0)29 2020 5681

Email: kardavies@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Staff Overview

A lecturer with 11 years teaching experience and a keen interest in festivals and cultural events, equity, diversity inclusion and social justice and events for social change.

With previous experience in events management with Swansea Council running a variety of indoor and outdoor events.


​Module leaderships undergraduate:

  • Dissertation for THE
  • Festivals and Cultural Events
  • Culture, Power and Identity

Modules undergraduate:

  • Event Design and Production
  • Events in Context
  • Event Project Management
  • Conferences, Exhibitions and Corporate Events

Module leaderships postgraduate:

  • Event Conceptualisation and Design

Modules postgraduate:

  • Dissertation
  • Event Planning and Evaluation
  • People, Places and Practices – the THE Industries in Context


​Current projects:

  • Festivals and Poverty: Issues of Access
  • Green Getaways for Grassroot Recovery
  • Visual Methods in Tourism and Events

Key Publications

​Davies, K. & Ritchie, C. (2020). Can Events Facilitate Intercultural Understanding? A Critical Investigation at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. In Da Silva, J. T., Breda, Z. & Carbone, F. (Eds) The Role and Impact of Tourism in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation. IGI Global, pp. 218-237.

Davies, K. (2020). Festivals Post Covid-19. Leisure Sciences 43 (1-2), pp. 184-189.

Davies, K. & Jaimangal-Jones, D. (2020). The case for constructionist, longitudinal and ethnographic approaches to understanding event experiences. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events 12, pp. 223-243.

Davies, K. Ritchie C. & Jaimangal-Jones, D. (2015). A multi-stakeholder approach: using visual methodologies for the investigation of intercultural exchange at cultural events. Journal of Policy Tourism, Leisure, and Events 7(2), 150-172.

Accepted for publication:

Davies, K. & Jenkins, I. (2022). Visual Methods in Tourism Research. In Buhalis, D. (Ed). Encyclopedia of Tourism Marketing and Management.

Other Projects and activities

​Vice Chair of the Association for Events Management Education and representative on the stakeholder group for the Institute of Event Management.

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