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Areas of research interested in supervising: Cultural events: management, stakeholder relationships Event legacy: mega, major and minor event legacies, social legacy creation, legacy planning and governance Social impact: identifying impact, community and social engagement Perspectives on diversity, equality and inclusion in event management Social justice and event leadership

20182018

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Biography

Briony joined the Events Management team in July 2017 having completed her PhD at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Briony’s academic background specialises in major event legacy, community engagement, social impact and volunteering. Briony currently teaches across the undergraduate programme of Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management. Prior to joining the university, Briony has worked within Events and Hospitality for a number years ranging from roles within hotel management to major events, including a role at London 2012 Olympic Games, Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games & the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow. Briony’s current research examines the social impacts from hosting a major event from an individual, community and stakeholder perspective, and the potential social legacy routes developed from these impacts. She also has current projects examining event volunteer experiences and motivations. 

External positions

Social Media Editor, Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure & Events

13 Feb 2018 → …

Membership Officer, Leisure Studies Association

4 Jul 2017 → …

Associate Board Member, Journal of Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Equality and Diversity

2016 → …

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Event Volunteering
  • Community and social engagement
  • Diversity, inclusion and equality within Event Management
  • Critical Event Studies
  • Social justice and event leadership

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Research Output

Accessibility, Inclusion, and Diversity in Critical Event Studies

Finkel, R. (ed.), Sharp, B. (ed.) & Sweeney, M. (ed.), 23 Oct 2018, 1st ed. London: Routledge. 250 p. (Routledge Advances in Event Research Series)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Governing major event legacy: Case of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

    Sharp, B. & Finkel, R., 26 Sep 2018, In : Event Management. 22, 6, p. 903-915 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Volunteering and wellbeing: Case study of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games volunteer programmes

    Sharp, B., 23 Oct 2018, Accessibility, Inclusion, and Diversity in Critical Event Studies. Finkel, R., Sharp, B. & Sweeney, M. (eds.). Routledge, p. 178-193 16 p. (Routledge Advances in Event Research Series).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Activities

    • 5 Oral presentation
    • 1 Membership of a Society or Institute

    Sport Event Volunteering: a case study of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games initiatives

    Briony Sharp (Speaker)
    5 Jul 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Leisure Studies Association (External organisation)

    Briony Sharp (Member)
    4 Jul 20174 Jul 2020

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of a Society or Institute

    Major Event Volunteering and Wellbeing

    Briony Sharp (Speaker)
    25 Oct 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Events and Social Engagement

    Briony Sharp (Speaker)
    21 Oct 2015

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Major Events and Volunteering

    Briony Sharp (Speaker)
    8 Sep 2015

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation