Research

This page offers a space for events researchers to share their latest work and news of projects which may be of interest to AEME members, the events sector and the wider public. If you would like to submit an item for this page, please email for the attention of Allan Jepson. 

  • Connecting AEME and Industry Through Research

    We have established a working group between The University of Hertfordshire/ AEME (Dr Allan Jepson and Dr Raphaela Stadler), Stress Matters (CEO Laura Capell-Abra), and the University of Otago (Dr Trudie Walters) to understand workplace stress and its connections to wider mental health and well-being in the events industry.

  • Journeys Dance Festival

    Edited by Jayne Luscombe, 18 Hours Events & Education

    Unable to produce live outdoor dance, because of the Covid 19 pandemic, AEME Executive Committee member Dr Mandy Curtis instead applied for Arts Council emergency funding to conduct a piece of research into best practice in mainstreaming diversity in dance for her organisation, 18 Hours' annual Journeys Dance Festival.

    Thanks to the ACE funding, the research enabled 18 Hours to look at ways they could develop the model for Journeys Dance Festival in future, to ensure the event is a leading light for outdoor diverse dance.

  • Humans, Horses and Event Management

    Edited by: Katherine Dashper, Leeds Beckett University, UK, Guðrún Helgadóttir, University of South-Eastern Norway, Norway, Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir, Hólar University, Iceland
    CABI, 2021 
    Horses are perhaps the most common non-human animal to feature in planned events, but although there is considerable research on equestrian sport, there is virtually none on equestrian events. This book begins to address this gap, using the National Championships of the Icelandic Horse as an extended case study to explain in depth the process of managing an event, as well as the larger theoretical implications of events management.

  • Events and Well-being

    Edited by Allan Stewart Jepson and Trudie Walters

    This book is the first to take an in-depth examination of events and well-being, adopting a much-needed critical approach to the study of events. It uses empirical case studies to help us better understand how events foster positive well-being or counter negative well-being for event organisers, participants, spectators, volunteers and even non-attending local residents.

    While researchers have long understood socialisation as the major motivation to attend contemporary festivals and events, it is only just being acknowledged that well-being is also a key motivator. 

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