Dr Karen Davies


Senior Lecturer in Events Management

Department: Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management
Telephone No: +44(0)29 2041 5681
Email Address:  kardavies@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Dr. Karen Davies is Senior Lecturer in Events Management in the School of Tourism, Hospitality and Events. Following her degree and MSc in Leisure and Tourism Management she spent 6 years working for the Local Authority in Swansea as part of the Special Events Department where she project managed and assisted on a number of different events, including Proms in the Park, Swansea MAS Carnival and the National Eisteddfod of Wales 2006.  She has lectured at post-graduate and undergraduate levels since 2010, gaining her PGCTHE in 2011 and her Doctorate in 2017. 

Dr. Karen Davies' research focus is on intercultural communication in the events environment. She has published one article in the Journal of Policy Research in Leisure, Tourism and Events and has a number of papers in the pipeline.  She is a member of the Critical Event Studies research group and works closely with external organisations such as the British Arts Festival Association (BAFA) to deliver the content of the modules she is involved with.

She has conducted consultancy work with Bridgend City County Council looking into the setting up of an online toolkit for events.  She has also gained the Project Management for Sustainable Development foundation and practitioners qualifications.




Research groups:  Critical Event Studies research group

Research interests – critical event studies, in particular the role of events in promoting intercultural understanding, global citizenship and peace, inclusivity and accessibility for events.



Davies, K., Ritchie C. & Jaimangal-Jones, D. (2014).  A multi-stakeholder approach: using visual methodologies for the investigation of intercultural exchange at cultural events. Journal of Policy Research in Leisure, Tourism and Events.  Available at:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19407963.2014.989857