David McGillivray

Professor, interested in events, culture, digital participation & sport.



Refereed Journal Articles

McGillivray, D. (2018) Sport events, space and the ‘Live City’, Cities 

Kirby, S. I., Duignan, M. B., McGillivray, D. (2018) Mega-sport Events, Micro and Small Business Leveraging: Introducing the “MSE-MSB Leverage Model”. Event Management, https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/cog/em/pre-prints/content-ms-18-071_kirby

Paradis, K., Misener, L., McPherson, G., McGillivray, D., and Legg, D. (2017) Examining the impact of integrated and non-integrated parasport events on volunteer attitudes towards disability, Sport in Society, 20 (10): 1724-1744 DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2017.1329826

McGillivray, D, Misener, L., & McPherson, G (2017) Major sporting events and the geographies of disability, Urban Geography , doi: 10.1080/02723638.2017.1328577

McPherson, G., Misener, L., McGillivray, D & Legg, D  (2017) Creating public value through parasport events, Event Management, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3727/152599517X14878772869649

Coll-Planas, L., Watchman, K., Doménech, S., McGillivray, D., O’Donnell, H & Tolson, D (2017) Developing Evidence for Football (Soccer) Reminiscence Interventions Within Long-term Care: A Co-operative Approach Applied in Scotland and Spain, Journal of the American Medical Directors Associationhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2017.01.013

McGillivray, D (2016) Platform politics: sport events and the affordances of digital and social media, Sport in Society. DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2017.1232392

McPherson, G, O’Donnell, H., McGillivray, D & Misener, L. (2016) Elite athletes or superstars? Media representation of para-athletes at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Disability & Society, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2016.1197823

McGillivray, D., McPherson, G., Jones, J & McCandlish, A (2015) Young people, digital media making and critical digital citizenship, Leisure Studies, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02614367.2015.1062041

Misener, L., McGillivray, D., McPherson, G & Legg, D (2015) Leveraging parasport events for sustainable community participation: The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Annals of Leisure Research, 18 (4): 450-469

Frew, M & McGillivray, D (2014) From Fan Parks to Live Sites: Mega events and the territorialisation of urban space, Urban Studies, DOI: 10.1177/0042098014550456

Cox, T., McGillivray, D., & McPherson, G (2014) Making sense of multiplicity: evaluating Scotland’s Cultural Olympiad, Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, 6(3), pp 201-214.

McGillivray, D., & McPherson, G (2014) Capturing the Cultural Olympiad in Scotland: the case for multi-criteria analysis, Cultural Trends, 23(1), 18-28, DOI: 10.1080/09548963.2013.798995

McGillivray, D & Frew, M (2013) The Olympic Torch Relay: Activating citizen-consumer discourses, Lusophone Journal of Cultural Studies, 1 (2), pp. 232-251

McGillivray, D (2013) Digital cultures, acceleration and mega sporting event narratives, Leisure Studies, DOI: 10.1080/02614367.2013.841747

McGillivray, D & McPherson, G (2012) Mega Events: Neoliberalized vehicle or opportunity for strategic global leadership? Journal of Accountability, Leadership and Ethics, 5 (9)

Foley, M, McGillivray, D and McPherson, G (2012) Policy Pragmatism: Qatar and the Global Events circuit, International Journal of Festival and Event Management, 3 (1), pp.101-115,  DOI: 10.1108/17582951211210960

McGillivray, D and McPherson, G (2012) Surfing the wave of change: A critical appraisal of London 2012 cultural programme, Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, 4 (2): 123-137 https://doi.org/10.1080/19407963.2012.662616

Foley, M., McGillivray, D & McPherson G (2011) Event Policy: The Limits of Democracy, Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, 3: 321-324 https://doi.org/10.1080/19407963.2011.589168

McGillivray, D & Frew, M (2008) Exploring Hyper-Experiences: Performing the Fan at Germany 2006, Journal of Sport Tourism, 13 (3), 181-198. https://doi.org/10.1080/14775080802310223

McGillivray, D & Frew, M (2007) ‘Capturing adventure: Trading experiences in the symbolic economy’, Annals of Leisure Research. 10 (3): 54- 78, https://doi.org/10.1080/11745398.2007.9686754

McGillivray, D & McIntosh, A (2006) ’Football is my life’: Theorising social practice in the Scottish Professional Football field”, Sport in Society, 9 (3): 371-387,  https://doi.org/10.1080/17430430600673381

McGillivray, D (2006) ‘Facilitating change in the educational experiences of professional footballers: The case of Scottish football’, Managing Leisure, 11: 22-38, https://doi.org/10.1080/13606710500445668

McGillivray, D (2005) ‘Governing working bodies through leisure: a genealogical analysis’, Leisure Sciences, 27 (3): 315-330, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01490400590962425

McGillivray, D (2005) ‘Fitter, happier, more productive: Governing working bodies through wellness’, Culture and Organisation, 11 (2): 125-138, https://doi.org/10.1080/14759550500091036

McGillivray, D, Fearn, R. & McIntosh, D (2005) ‘Caught up in and by the beautiful game: a case study of Scottish professional footballers’, Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 29 (1): 102-123, http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0193723504268730

Frew, M & McGillivray, D (2005) ‘Health and Fitness Clubs and Body Politics: Aesthetics and the Promotion of Physical Capital’, Leisure Studies, 24 (2): 161-175, https://doi.org/10.1080/0261436042000300432


Misener, L., McPherson, G., McGillivray, D., and Legg, D (2018) Leveraging Disability Sport Events: Impacts, Promises, and Possibilities, London: Routledge

McGillivray, D & Turner, D (2017) Event Bidding: Politics, Persuasion and Resistance, London: Routledge

McGillivray, D., McPherson, G & Carnicelli, S (eds) (2016) Digital Leisure Cultures, London: Routledge

Finkel, R., McGillivray, D., McPherson, G., and Robinson, P (Eds) (2013) Research Themes for Events, Oxon: CABI

Foley, M., McGillivray, D., and McPherson, G. (2011) Events Policy: From Theory to Strategy. London: Routledge

Book Chapters

McGillivray, D., and McLaughlin, E (2018) Transnational digital fandom: Club media, place, and (networked) space, In Lawrence, S & Crawford, G (ed), Digital Football Cultures: Fandom, Identities and Resistance, London: Routledge

McGillivray, D (2018) Workplace Physical Activity: Theory, Policy and Practice. In Piggin. J., Mansfield, L., & Weed, M (eds). Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity Policy and Practice, London: Routledge

McGillivray, D (2017) (Digital) culture, media citizenship and major event narratives. In Bundon, A (ed) Digital Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity, London: Routledge

Misener, L., McGillivray, D., McPherson, G and Legg, D (2016) Examining Parasport Events Through the Lens of Critical Disability Studies (p175-192), In Lamond, I and Platt, L (eds) Critical Event Studies: Approaches to Research, Palgrave Macmillan

Frew, M., McGillivray, D., & McPherson, G (2015) Scotland in 2015: Dependent or Independent Event Nation? In I. Yeoman., M. Robertson., U. McMahon-Beattie., E.Backer and K.A. Smith (eds) The Future of Events and Festivals (pp55-66), London: Routledge

Foley, M., McGillivray, D., & McPherson, G (2014) Culturing Sport Mega Events: Leveraging Public Value. In: John M Bryson., Barbara C Crosby., & Laura Bloomberg (eds) Creating Public Value in Practice: Advancing the Common Good in a Multi-Sector, Shared-Power, No-One-Wholly-in-Charge World, CRC Press

McGillivray, D & Jones, J (2013) Events and Resistance, In: R.Finkel., D.McGillivray., G. McPherson and P. Robinson (eds) Research Themes for Events, Oxon: CABI

McGillivray, D, McPherson, G and McKay, C (2013) Events and Volunteers. In Finkel, R, McGillivray, D; McPherson, G and Robinson, P (Eds), Research Themes for Events, Oxon: CABI

Foley, M., McGillivray, D & McPherson, G (2009) ‘Policy, politics and events: A match made in Heaven?’ In Raj, R & Musgrave, J (eds) Sustainable Events Management, CABI

Foley, M., McGillivray, D & McPherson, G (2008) Establishing Singapore as the events and entertainment capital of Asia: Strategic brand diversification in Ali Knight et al, International perspectives of festivals and events: paradigms of analysis, Elsevier: Basingstoke


McGillivray, D., Jenkins, N., & Mamattah, S (October, 2016) One Digital Scotland Programme Evaluation Report, Published by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.