David McGillivray

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


EventRights: Major Sport Events and Human Rights

After what felt like a very long wait (4 or 5 months) I was delighted to receive an email in July confirming that a research and knowledge exchange project I’ve helped design had been funded by the European Commission under its Horizon 2020 MSCA RISE stream. In the intensely competitive HEI environment we occupy it’s…

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2011 – Year of the ‘Social’ (Strategy)

I thought I’d sign off 2011 with a short post reviewing the way that I have been immersed in the debates and discussions about the ‘social’ over the last year since making the move to the University of the West of Scotland. The last 12 months repr…


Open Innovation in a closed system

On Wednesday afternoon I ‘attended’ a webinar (virtually) for the first time. It was hosted by Get Ambition (check out theTwitter chat #getambition @livestream) http://livestre.am/FZA. This post represents my own personal reflections on the themes…


Social media for learning and teaching

I started working at the University of the West of Scotland three weeks ago with a remit to pursue research towards the UK research excellence framework and to promote innovation in Learning and Teaching in the Faculty of Business and Creative Ind…


Some ruminations on EventScotland’s international event management conference

On Tuesday I attended my second EventScotland conference held at the beautiful Perth Concert Hall. Given that the event is trailed mainly as an opportunity for the industry to come together, academia has been relatively poorly represented, at leas…