Glenn Bowdin, Principal Lecturer

Glenn Bowdin

Principal Lecturer

Glenn Bowdin is Principal Lecturer in Events Management within the UK Centre for Events Management. His academic qualifications include an MPhil, which focussed on the evaluation of quality costs, a topic which he is currently picking up in pursuit of a PhD. Glenn regularly presents at national and international conferences.

He is an Executive Committee Member, and former Chair, of AEME (Association for Events Management Education), Chartered Member of the International EMBOK Executive and on the editorial boards of Event Management and Journal of Convention and Event Tourism. Glenn led the development of the events benchmarks in the QAA (2008) Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism benchmark statements and has a range of external examiner and approval event experience in the UK and overseas.

He co-authored Events Management (3rd edition, 2011), recently co-edited (with Rhodri Thomas) a special issue of the journal Event Management and is co-Series Editor of the Routledge Events Management Series. Glenn is a member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the Institute of Hospitality.

Current Teaching

  • BA(Hons) Events Management
    BSc(Hons) Events Management
    • Individual Project
  • MSc Events Management
    MSc International Events Management
    MSc Sports Events Management
    • Masters Research Project

Research Interests

Glenn's current research interests are in the areas of impacts, quality and quality costing of events, events management and research available for the UK events industry.

Glenn Bowdin, Principal Lecturer

Selected Outputs

  • Bowdin G; Allen J; Harris R; McDonnell I; O'Toole W (2011) Events Management. 3rd Routledge.

  • Thomas R; Bowdin GAJ; McElhinney S; Bell S (2009) Professionalism and Professionalisation in the Events and Festivals Sector. In: 7th AEME Events Management Educators Forum, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield.

  • Bowdin GAJ (2007) Analysing research in event management: a content analysis. In: Enhancing Destinations and the Visitor Economy, 10 January 2007 - 11 January 2007, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK.

  • Bowdin GAJ; Thomas R; Wood EH; Robinson L (2007) The Contribution of Community Festivals and Events to the Local Area and the Welsh Economy. In: Event Tourism: Enhancing Destinations and the Visitor Economy, 10 January 2007 - 11 January 2007, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth.

  • Bowdin GAJ (2006) Defining Events, Developing Education, Exploring Possibilities. In: Presentation to the German Event Management Educators Forum, IMEX, Messe Frankfurt, Germany.

  • Bowdin GAJ (2006) Identifying and Analysing Existing Research Undertaken in the Events Industry. In: Presentation to People1st Industry Group, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London.

  • Thomas R; Wood EH; Bowdin GAJ; Robinson L (2006) The Contribution of Community Festivals and Events to the Local Areas and the Welsh Economy. In: LEADER+ Steering Group, Wales.

  • Li S; Bowdin G; Heslington E; Jones S; Mulligan J; Tara-Lunga M-O; Tauxe C; Thomas R; Wu P-Y (2013) The Economic Impact of the UK Meeting & Event Industry.

  • Bowdin GAJ (2003) Events Management Resource Guide.