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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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Research Output

Critical tourism pedagogy: a response to oppressive practices

Carnicelli, S. & Boluk, K., 31 Mar 2020, The SAGE Handbook of Critical Pedagogies. Steinberg, S. R. & Down, B. (eds.). 1 ed. SAGE Publications, Vol. 1. p. 717-728 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Making the connection using Action Research: serious leisure and the Caledonian Railway

Carnicelli, S., Drummond, S. & Anderson, H., 17 Sep 2020, In : Journal of Heritage Tourism. p. 1-26 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Degrowing tourism: rethinking tourism

    Higgins-Desbiolles, F., Carnicelli, S., Krolikowski, C., Wijesinghe, G. & Boluk, K., 22 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Sustainable Tourism. 27, 12, p. 1926-1944 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 44 Citations (Scopus)

    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 Citations (Scopus)

    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
  • 7 Citations (Scopus)
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