This course is delivered by staff who are actively involved in research and consultancy, ensuring that the curriculum and classroom discussions are informed by current knowledge and practice in the management of international events. The course is led by Dr Tijana Rakić.
Dr Tijana Rakić, course leader
Dr Tijana Rakić is an interdisciplinary scholar whose research projects and publications predominantly lie within the themes of visual research methods in tourism and events; world heritage, tourism and national identity; innovative approaches to events and tourism promotion; travel, tourism and art; and representations of places, cultures and identities in promotional materials and popular media. Her PhD, which she completed in 2009, focused on the relationships between world heritage, tourism and national identity at the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.
In addition to a range of other publications, a number of which stem from her PhD, Tijana has also co-edited several book length publications including An Introduction to Visual Research Methods in Tourism (Routledge, 2012, with D. Chambers), Narratives of Travel and Tourism (Ashgate, 2012, with J. Tivers), Travel, Tourism and Art (Ashgate, 2013, with J-A. Lester), and, most recently Tourism Research Frontiers (Elsevier, 2015, with D. Chambers). Inspired by the power of visual and creative research outputs in reaching audiences beyond the academic, Tijana has also produced two academic documentaries: Visiting the Athenian Acropolis (2008, PhD film) and Of Holidays and Olives (2006, with Y. Karagiannakis), both of which have been shown at film festivals, public screenings and used for teaching in a number of countries.
She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Anthropological Institute. Tijana currently teaches on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate events, tourism and marketing modules and is the course leader of the International Events Management MSc.
Other key members of the events teaching team: