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Sandro Carnicelli is the Programme Leader for the MSc International Events Management and for the PostGraduate Certificate in Conference Management 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 also a member of the ABRATUR (International Academy for the Development of Tourism Research in Brazil), and he is on the Executive Board (Treasurer) of the Leisure Studies Association and of the Association for British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO). Sandro is a memeber of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Youngh Academy of Scotland (YAS).

Sandro is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, Associate Editor of Motriz - Brazilian Journal of Physical Education, he is on the Advisory Board of the Annals of Leisure Research, and on the editorial board of Tourism Management Perspectives.

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




  • GV Recreation Leisure
  • Tourism
  • Leisure
  • Events

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tourism Earth & Environmental Sciences
Tourism Social Sciences
education Social Sciences
sports policy Social Sciences
learning Social Sciences
aggressiveness Social Sciences
academy Social Sciences
emotion Social Sciences

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Research Output 2010 2019

Degrowing tourism: rethinking tourism

Carnicelli, S., Boluk, K., Higgins-Desbiolles, F., Krolikowski, C. & Wijesinghe, G., 22 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Sustainable Tourism. 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

capitalist society

Tourism for the emancipation of the oppressed: towards a critical tourism education drawing on Freirean philosophy

Boluk, K. & Carnicelli, S., 1 May 2019, In : Annals of Tourism Research. 76, p. 168-179 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Downloads (Pure)

Hospitality in wild places

Varley, P., Farkic, J. & Carnicelli, S., 1 Jun 2018, In : Hospitality & Society. 8, 2, p. 137-157 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
research work
sociology of leisure
sociology of sports
cultural studies

Lifestyle Sports and Public Policy

Turner, D. (ed.) & Carnicelli, S. (ed.), 26 Apr 2017, Routledge. 204 p. (Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology

sports policy
public policy
public sector
interest in sports


Social media
Brand loyalty
Service quality

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