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About Dr Tim Brown

Tim has over 15 years of experience working in the events industry and continues to consult and oversee major events. During Tim's time in the industry, he has delivered hundreds of events regionally, nationally, and internationally. The events he has been involved with range from large-scale conferences, dinners, and award ceremonies to hospitality and charitable events. Some of the biggest events he has delivered include high-profile projects such as the hospitality for the Opening of Capital of Culture, Boodles Nations Cup Tennis, Annual Tourism Awards, MIPIM in Cannes, and the corporate hospitality for 1,500 people at the Paul McCartney ‘Liverpool Sound’ Concert. 

Since 2009 Tim has taught in higher education at undergraduate and postgraduate level, specialising in the operational delivery and logistics of events.

Tim completed his PhD in 2018 and his research focused on charity fundraising events. The final thesis is titled: Charity Fundraising Events – An understated domain: The changing landscapes of charity fundraising event management processes, contexts and ‘communities’ in the United Kingdom.

Tim is Programme Leader for Events Management (Chester and Warrington) and also Programme Leader for Events and Festivals Management (UCS). Tim is also the Senior University Teaching Fellow for Chester Business School. 

Areas of Expertise:

Event planning and processes for creating, developing, delivering, and evaluating events; Event marketing and promotion; Charity fundraising events; Event evaluation; Event budgeting; Event safety; Event creativity. 

Research interests:

Charity fundraising; Charitable events; Events management and operations; Event logistics; Experiential learning in events; Event marketing; Economic impact of events; Socio-cultural impacts of events.

Teaching

Tim teaches on a wide range of event management modules including: Events in Practice (level 4), The Live Event (Level 5), Weddings, sports and Cultural Evets (Level 5) Events Consultancy (Level 6), Tourism and Events in the Third Sector Level 6); Developing Professional Practice (Level 4); and UG and PG Dissertation Supervision.

Research

Charity fundraising; Charitable events; Events management and operations; Event logistics; Experiential learning in events; Event marketing; Economic impact of events; Socio-cultural impacts of events.

PhD focussed on charity fundraising events - Charity Fundraising Events – An understated domain: The changing landscapes of charity fundraising event management processes, contexts and ‘communities’ in the United Kingdom

Published Work

Brown, T. (2021). Volunteering at Charity Fundraising Events. In Holmes, K., Lockstone-Binney, L., Smith, K., & Shipway, R. (Eds) (2021). Routledge Handbook of Volunteering in Events, Sport and Tourism. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. (In press).

Brown, T. (2021). The future of events will be hybrid. In Ziakas, V., Antchak, V., & Getz, D. (Eds). (2021). Events, crisis management and recovery: impacts and strategies. London, United Kingdom: Goodfellows Publishers

Brown, T., & Hindley, A. (2020). Tourism and Destination Weddings. In Daniels, M., & Wosicki, C. (2020). Wedding Planning and Management. (3rd ed.). London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

Papers

Brown, T. and Stokes, P. (2021). Events management as a community of practice. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JHTI-09-2020-0157

Reports

BVEP report, The UK Events Industry, May 2020, cited my PhD research regarding the economic impact and value of charity fundraising events, section 1.2.1 Charity Fundraising Events (p 18), retrieved from https://www.businessvisitsandeventspartnership.com/news/bvep-press-releases/801-bvep-launches-report-focused-on-70bn-events-industry

Qualifications

BA (Hons) in Performing Arts - De Montfort University Leicester

MBA - University of Liverpool

PGCE (HE) - University of Chester

PhD - University of Chester