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Sandro Carnicelli is a Professor of Tourism and Leisure Studies and the Deputy Director of the Centre for Culture, Sport, and Events (CCSE) at the University of the West of Scotland, UK. Sandro has published articles in international journals, including Annals of Tourism Research,Tourism Management, Annals of Leisure Research, Journal of Teachingin Travel & Tourism, and World Leisure. He is a member of the ABRATUR (International Academy for the Development of Tourism Research in Brazil), and a former Co-Chair of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy of Scotland (YAS).

Sandro is the Editor-in-Chief of the World Leisure Journal and Associate Editor for Event Management journal , he is on the Advisory Board of the Annals of Leisure Research, and on the editorial board of Tourism Management Perspectives and Leisure Studies.

Current research activities

- Feasibility Study on Heritage Railway (Funded by the Department of Transport)

- Research on Curriculum Design and Tourism Education based on Critical Pedagogy

- Research on Educational Philosophies

-Research on Volunteering and Mega Events

-CSR in the Tourism and Hospitality industries

Desired research direction

Future Research will focus on:

Lifestyle Sports and Public Policies.

Tourism Education and Curriculum Design


Target collaborative companies

-Caledonian Railway (current project)

-Association of British Professional Conferennce Organisers 



Target collaborative organisations



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


  • GV Recreation Leisure
  • Tourism
  • Leisure
  • Events


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