Visitor Economy Research Group

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What Are We Doing?

The Visitor Economy Research Group (VERG) was launched in March 2015. It aims to harness the research energies of a number of colleagues, both early career and well established, who are working in the areas of tourism, events, and leisure.  

Large-scale projects associated with the group include: research for the Lincoln City Council on visitor satisfaction at, and the economic impact of, the Lincoln Christmas Market, and participation in the preparations to launch the International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln. Our aim is to foster an ethos of research activity by:

  • Producing high-ranking research outputs
  • Increasing external research income
  • Fostering a supportive research environment
  • Maximising the external impact of our research
  • Encouraging interdisciplinary research
  • Developing inter and intra university linkages

Group Researchers

Farhan Ahmed, Senior Lecturer

Ilenia Bregoli, Senior Lecturer

Georgiana Els, Lecturer

Martin Elliott-White, Director of Academic Development

Prof Heather Hughes, Professor of Southern African Studies

Martin Knight, Senior Lecturer

Hanya Pielichaty, Senior Lecturer

Agnieszka Rydzik, Lecturer

Marie Lawson, Senior Lecturer

Andrew Suddaby, Senior Lecturer

Anna Catalani, Reader in Architecture

Helen Durham, County Cultural Services

Ian Reed, Lincolnshire Safety Advisory Group

Vanessa Mawer, VIC (Events) Consulting

John Latham, Lincoln City Council

Victoria Ellis, Lecturer and PhD Student

Mei-Ting Hsieh, PhD Student

Lydia Parry, PhD Student

Carolin Stamm, PhD Student

I Nengah Subadra, PhD Student

Nono Wibisono, PhD Student

Anna Scott, Lecturer and PhD Student

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