Martin Metcalfe

Programme Leader for Events Management

Qualifications

BA (Staffs.)

MSc (MMU)

Overview

Martin is the Programme Leader for BA Events Management single and combined honours programmes as well as being a member of the Tourism teaching team. His specialist teaching areas include perspectives on events and tourism management, customer service management, the role of events and tourism in the process of regeneration and tourism/events impacts. He has also taught research methods and supervises final year dissertations.

Teaching


Undergraduate

  • Introduction to Events Management
  • Sports Events Management
  • Tourism Impacts & Planning

Postgraduate

  • Strategic Tourism Operations Management
  • Dissertations

Research

Martin’s main research interests include the relationships between tourism & events and regeneration initiatives/destination marketing and promotion, especially the use of sport and music themes in place promotion. His other interests include travel, photography, sport and music.

Published work

  • Blakey, P, Metcalfe, M, Mitchell, J and Weatherhead, P (2002) Socio-cultural Impacts of Visitors to the Network Q Rally of Great Britain on a Rural Community in Mid-Wales , in Gammon, S and Kurtzman, J. (Eds) Sport Tourism: Principles and Practice, LSA Publications No. 76, Eastbourne
  • Blakey, P, Metcalfe, M, Mitchell, J and Weatherhead, P (2000) Sports Events and Tourism: Effects of Motor car Rallying upon Rural Communities in Mid-Wales, in Robinson, M, Sharpley, R, Evans, N, Long, P, Swarbrooke, J (Eds) Reflections on International Tourism Business Education Publisher Ltd, Sunderland
  •  Metcalfe, M (1998) ‘The Central Route to Urban Regeneration: a Nice Try?’ Published in the proceedings of the Sport in the City 1998 Conference, Sheffield Hallam University/Loughborough University.
  •  Ball, R.M. & Metcalfe, M.R. (1992) ‘Tourism Development at the Margins – Pits, Pots and Potential in the Potters Locality’. Published in the proceedings of Tourism in Europe 1992 Conference, Newcastle Polytechnic/New College, Durham.

Presented Papers

  • ‘Socio-cultural Impacts of Visitors to the Network Q Rally of Great Britain on a Rural Community in Mid-Wales’, at the Leisure Studies Association Conference, University of Luton, August 2001
  • ‘Sports Events and Tourism: Effects of Motor Car Rallying upon Rural Communities in Mid-Wales’, at the Tourism: Environments, Conflicts and Histories Conference, University of Central Lancashire, July 2001