Research at Leeds Beckett
Dr Ian Lamond
About Dr Ian Lamond
Ian completed his PhD in arts and culture policy at Sheffield Hallam University in 2012. His research focused on the Arts as an object of governmental policy through a critical discourse analysis of electoral texts in the UK from 1945 to 2010.
His primary research interests focus on critical event studies, social movement studies, discourse studies, media and cultural theory. Since 2014 he has been working with colleagues at Leeds Beckett, and other universities, addressing theoretical and practical issues around establishing a critical approach to the study of events as a key theme within the social sciences. His current work follows two closely allied trajectories. The first is the development of appropriate theoretical frameworks that establish critical events studies as a research field. Second is the relationship between discourse and events, especially in contexts associated with social movements, acts of dissent, civil disobedience and civil disorder. His most recent work has begun to investigate the relationship between media events and democratic processes.
Ian is a member of the International Sociological Association (ISA); the British Sociological Association (BSA); the Leisure Studies Association (LSA) and, the Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA).
Dr Lamond is teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in various events management orientated subject areas including: protests as events; creativity and innovation; understanding partnerships; workforce management and research methods. He also supervises PhD students, currently in the analysis of meaning making in retail space; propaganda and social media around events of civil unrest, and work placement experience, though he is interested in developing this to include students interested in researching the implications of a critical events studies to event management and event management education.
Before teaching at Leeds Beckett Ian was an Associate Lecturer in cultural policy at Sheffield Hallam University.
Dr Lamond's research interests are in the critical analysis of discourse; socio-political and socio-cultural constructions of identity and place; events and discourse analysis; the political dimensions to events studies and in computationally assisted discourse studies.
His research is wide-ranging and multi-disciplinary, using qualitative and quantitative research methodologies; he also has a strong interest in conceptual and theory driven inquiry.