Nicole Ferdinand

Dr Nicole Ferdinand

  • Senior Lecturer in Events Mangement
  • Dorset House D127, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

I am a Senior Academic in Events in the Faculty of Management at Bournemouth University. I regularly publish in the areas of tourism, culture, events and project management. I am also a reviewer for the journals, Tourism Management and The Journal of Tourism Futures and an External Examiner for the University of Bedfordshire. My most recent research projects focused on festival management and development – the Festival Impact Monitor (funded by the Bournemouth University Fusion Fund 02/13-12/14) and Carnival Futures: Notting Hill 2020 (funded by King’s Cultural Institute 03/12-02/14). Before joining Bournemouth University I was a Senior Lecturer in Events Management for London Metropolitan Business School. I have also been a visiting lecturer for the Stenden University of Applied Sciences in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands and the Haagaa University of Applied Sciences in Porvoo, Finland. I hold a PhD in Culture, Media and Creative Industries from King’s College London an MSc in Marketing and BA in English both from the University of the West Indies, St...

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Journal Articles

Books

Chapters

  • Ferdinand, N., Wesner, S. and Wang, Y., 2017. The international events environment. In: Ferdinand, N. and Kitchin, P., eds. Events Management: An International Approach. London: Sage Publications Limited, 35-61.
  • Ferdinand, N., Postma, A. and White, C., 2017. The future of international events. In: Ferdinand, N. and Kitchin, P., eds. Events Management: An International Approach. London: Sage Publications Limited, 334-361.
  • Ferdinand, N., Shaw, S.J. and Forsberg, E., 2017. Understanding international events. In: Ferdinand, N. and Kitchin, P.J., eds. Events Management: An International Approach. London: Sage Publications, 5-34.
  • Ali, N., Ferdinand, N. and Chidzey, M., 2017. Event Design. In: Ferdinand, N. and Kitchin, P., eds. Events Management: An International Approach. London: Sage Publications Limited.
  • Ferdinand, N., Croft, R. and Williams, N., 2014. Social Network Analysis: Applications in Project Management Research. In: Paisan, B., ed. Designs, Methods & Practices for Research in Project Management. Gower Publishing Limited.
  • Ferdinand, N. and Wesner, S., 2012. The international events environment. In: Ferdinand, N. and Kitchin, P., eds. Events Management: An International Approach. London: Sage Publications, 23-47.
  • Ferdinand, N. and Shaw, S., 2012. Events in our changing world. In: Ferdinand, N. and Kitchin, P., eds. Events Management: An International Approach. London: Sage Publications, 5-22.
  • Ferdinand, N. and Williams, N.L., 2011. Event staging. In: Page, S. and Connell, J., eds. The Routledge Handbook of Events. Abingdon: Routledge, 234-247.
  • Ferdinand, N. and Williams, N.L., 2010. Tourism memorabilia and the tourism experience. In: Morgan, M., Lugosi, P. and Ritchie, J.R.B., eds. The Tourism and Leisure Experience: Consumer and Managerial Perspectives. Clevedon: Channel View Publications, 202-217.

Conferences

  • Ferdinand, N., 2017. 360 Degree Post-event Evaluation. In: Meetings and Events Australia National Conference 30 April-2 May 2017 ICC Sydney.
  • Ferdinand, N., 2016. London meets Port-of-Spain, meets Kingston, meets Rio. In: Rio/London: A Tale of Two (Postcolonial) Cities 27 May 2016 King's College London.
  • Ferdinand, N., 2016. Towards a Carnival Entrepreneurship Curriculum. In: Celebrate!: The compelling case for carnival learning 29-30 April 2016 Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth.
  • Ferdinand, N., 2015. Behind the Bacchanal: Using Actor Network Theory to Unravel Notting Hill Carnival Politics. In: Carnaval et Politique: Colloque International 13-14 February 2015 Paris Diderot University.
  • Ferdinand, N. and Postma, A., 2014. Future Scenarios for the Notting Hill Carnival. In: The Fifth Biennial Steelpan Conference: The Profound Influence of Caribbean Carnival Art Forms, Steelpan, Calypso and Masquerade within the Diaspora and the Wider World 11 October 2014-12 September 2015 University of East Londn.
  • Connell, J., Page, S. and Ferdinand, N., 2013. Seasonality and visitor attractions: The role of special events in the off-peak. In: Making Waves: Association of Event Management Educators 3-5 July 2013 Bournemouth.
  • Williams, N., Croft, R. and Ferdinand, N., 2013. Do you have a 3-D Event Evaluation: Bridging the variable/value gap in festival evaluation using twitter. In: Making Waves: International Conference on Events 3-5 July 2013 Bournemouth.
  • Edwards, S. and Ferdinand, N., 2012. The exportation of event expertise: Taking best practice to international markets in the MICE Sector. In: CHME 21st Annual Research Conference 9-10 May 2012 Birmingham.
  • Ferdinand, N. and Williams, N.L., 2010. Festival internationalization: Towards a network interpretation. In: Global Events Congress IV: Festivals & Events Research: State of the Art 14-16 July 2010 Leeds. Leeds: Leeds Metropolitan University.
  • Ferdinand, N., 2008. The benefits of using of student volunteers for small businesses in the events industry: The use of student volunteers at Concert Live. In: 17th Annual CHME Research Conference 14-16 May 2008 Glasgow. Glasgow: The Scottish Hotel School, University of Strathclyde.
  • Ferdinand, N., 2007. Lessons from the Experience Economy: The Use of Online Communities to Transform the Teaching and Learning Experience. In: Extraordinary Experiences Conferences: Managing The Consumer Experience in Hospitality, Leisure, Sport, Tourism, Retail and Events 3-4 September 2007 Bournemouth.

Reports

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Events Management

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Strategy and Change Management
  • International Strategic Marketing
  • International Events Management

Invited Lectures

  • Capturing Event Impacts by Developing an Event Profile for the Sussex Impact Day, University of Sussex, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA), June 13th 2017
  • Industry Lecture on Future Education and Training Needs for Meeting Professionals International Finland, Haaga Helia University of Applied Sciences, Porvoo, Finland, May 12th 2016
  • Guest Lecture on Inter-cultural Communication Skills for Haaga Helia University of Applied Sciences, Porvoo Campus, Finland, March 10th 2016
  • International Events Management Taster Session for Haaga Helia University, Porvoo Campus, Finland, March 19th 2013

Grants

  • Teaching Mobility Grant for Visit to Haaga Helia University of Applied Sciences, Porvoo, Finland (Erasmus, 09 May 2016). Completed
  • Cultural Events Impact Monitor (BU Fusion Fund, 02 Sep 2013). Completed
  • Carnival Futures: Notting Hill Carnival 2020 (Creative Futures fund, King's Cultural Institute, King's College London, 01 May 2013). Completed
  • Entrepreneurial Legacies of the Notting Hill Carnival (Arts and Humanities Research Institute , King's College London, 01 May 2012). Completed

External Responsibilities

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Invited to the Carnival Expo in London to give a public seminar on "Brand Building for Carnival Businesses in the Experience Economy", August 8th 2015
  • Columnist for The Conversation: http://theconversation.com/profiles/nicole-ferdinand-102136/profile_bio

Qualifications

  • PhD in Culture, Media and Creative Industries (King's College, London, 2015)
  • BA (Hons) in English Literature (University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, 2000)
  • Professional Certificate in Event Management (George Washington University, Washington D.C., 2002)
  • MSc in Marketing (University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, 2004)

Honours

  • First Place Sustainable Development Faculty Competition (Bournemouth University Centre for Excellence in Learning and Education, 2016)
  • AM2014 Events & Experiential Marketing Best Paper in Track Prize with co-authors Dr Nigel Williams, Dr Alessandro Inversini and Prof. Dimitrios Buhalis for Social Media and Festivals as Destination Marketing Tool: A study on Twitter Conversations sponsored by Wiley (Academy of Marketing, 2014)
  • Journal Paper of the Year Award Second Place for "Community Crosstalk: An Exploratory Analysis of Destination and Festival EWOM (International Federation for IT and Travel Tourism, 2016)

Memberships

  • European Tourism Futures Research Institute, Member (2011-), http://www.etfi.eu/
  • Higher Education Academy, Fellow (2008-),
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