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Sandro Carnicelli


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Area of academic expertise - outline

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

Fingerprint Fingerprint is based on mining the text of the person's scientific documents to create an index of weighted terms, which defines the key subjects of each individual researcher.

Leisure Activities Medicine & Life Sciences
education Social Sciences
sports policy Social Sciences
learning Social Sciences
aggressiveness Social Sciences
academy Social Sciences
emotion Social Sciences
Olympic Games Social Sciences

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Research Output 2010 2018

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

work research
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

Reclaiming the ‘L’ word: Leisure Studies and UK Higher Education in neoliberal times

Fletcher, T., Carnicelli, S., Lawrence, S. & Snape, R. Feb 2017 In : Leisure Studies. 36, 2, p. 293-304

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
higher education
social science
strategic management
education curriculum

The promotion of social justice: Service learning for transformative education

Carnicelli, S. & Boluk, K. 24 Jan 2017 In : Journal of Hospitality Leisure Sport & Tourism Education. 21, B, p. 126-134 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
social justice


Social media
Brand loyalty
Business schools

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