Dr Ilaria Pappalepore

Senior Lecturer

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35 Marylebone Road London NW1 5LS

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I first joined the University of Westminster in 2006 as a PhD candidate and a guest lecturer at the Centre for Tourism and Events, and later (2010-11) I became an associate researcher with the department of Urban Planning and Regeneration (within FABE). Between September 2011 and June 2014 I was course leader for the BA Tourism Management and senior lecturer in Tourism at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Prior to joining the University of Westminster and Anglia Ruskin University I worked at the Lille Development Agency (France), department of Culture and European Relations.

I lecture on Events and Tourism undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and I supervise students at undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD level. I have taught a range of subjects including Tourism Management, Tourism Marketing, Events and Conference Management, Heritage Tourism, Urban Tourism, Leisure and Recreation, Events tourism; Economic and Cultural Development and Research Methods. I have a PGCert in Teaching and Learning and I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

PhD supervision

Michael Duignan 'Exploring the experiences and local legacies of London's 2012 Olympic borough small businesses: competing stakeholder interests in complex mega-event projects'

Seth Kirby 'Regional socio-economic and tourism impacts of mega-events for achieving sustainable host community legacies'

My main research areas are urban tourism, cultural events, creative industries, and events and urban regeneration. My doctoral research (completed in 2010) looked at the role played by creative industry clusters in the development of tourism in non-central urban areas. In 2010-11 I worked - within a team of five led by Prof. Marion Roberts (from FABE) - on a research project funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. This study aimed to investigate the influence of location-based factors in youth leisure behaviours, with a focus on alcohol consumption.

In the past few years I have also been working, as lead investigator, on a study on the role of the Olympic Games' cultural programme in fostering local creativity, a project initially funded by a grant of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). I have also done work on urban tourists' experiences of green spaces in Cambridge, using GPS technology. Recently I have been involved with 'S-Low Cities', a network of six European Cities led by the Centre for Territorial Studies at the University of Bergamo, Italy.

2017

Redressing the balance: inverted hierarchies in the tourism classroom (2017)
Pappalepore, I. and Farrell, H.C. 2017. Redressing the balance: inverted hierarchies in the tourism classroom. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education. 21 (Part B), pp. 144-153.

2016

The London 2012 cultural programme: A consideration of Olympic impacts and legacies for small creative organisations in east London (2016)
Pappalepore, I. and Duignan, M.B. 2016. The London 2012 cultural programme: A consideration of Olympic impacts and legacies for small creative organisations in east London. Tourism Management. 54, pp. 344-355.
Exploring the intangible impacts of cultural events on the creative sector: Experiences from the Cultural Olympiad programmes of Torino 2006 and London 2012 (2016)
Pappalepore, I. 2016. Exploring the intangible impacts of cultural events on the creative sector: Experiences from the Cultural Olympiad programmes of Torino 2006 and London 2012. European Urban and Regional Studies. 23 (3), pp. 441-454.

2015

Exploring attitudes to edgy urban destinations: the case of Deptford, London (2015)
Smith, A. and Pappalepore, I. 2015. Exploring attitudes to edgy urban destinations: the case of Deptford, London. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change. 13 (2), pp. 97-114.

2014

Prosuming creative urban areas. Evidence from East London (2014)
Pappalepore, I., Maitland, R. and Smith, A. 2014. Prosuming creative urban areas. Evidence from East London. Annals of Tourism Research. 44, pp. 227-240.

2012

Cultural Olympiads & the creative industries: local engagement in Torino and London (2012)
Pappalepore, I. and Westermann, J. 2012. Cultural Olympiads & the creative industries: local engagement in Torino and London. Culture @ the Olympics. 14 (2), pp. 3-20.

2010

Exploring urban creativity: visitor experiences of Spitalfields, London (2010)
Pappalepore, I., Maitland, R. and Smith, A. 2010. Exploring urban creativity: visitor experiences of Spitalfields, London. Tourism Culture & Communication. 10 (3), pp. 217-230.

2016

The Co-Creation of Urban Tourism Experiences (2016)
Pappalepore, I. and Smith, A. 2016. The Co-Creation of Urban Tourism Experiences. in: Russo, A.P. and Richards, G. (ed.) Reinventing the Local in Tourism Bristol Channel View Publications. pp. 87-100

2007

Marketing the postmodern city, a shift from tangible to intangible advantages (2007)
Pappalepore, I. 2007. Marketing the postmodern city, a shift from tangible to intangible advantages. in: Richards, G. and Wilson, J. (ed.) Changing places: the spatial challenge of creativity Arnhem ATLAS.

2012

Local variations in youth drinking cultures (2012)
Roberts, M., Townshend, T.G., Pappalepore, I., Eldridge, A. and Mulyawan, B. 2012. Local variations in youth drinking cultures. Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

2011

The Olympic Games' cultural programme and its role in fostering local creativity: report to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) (2011)
Pappalepore, I. 2011. The Olympic Games' cultural programme and its role in fostering local creativity: report to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). London University of Westminster.

2011

Cool suburbs: developing creative tourism in Outer London (2011)
Maitland, R., Newman, P. and Pappalepore, I. 2011. Cool suburbs: developing creative tourism in Outer London. 'Paris, Tourism and Metropolisation'. University of Paris

2010

Tourism and the development of 'creative' urban areas: evidence from four non-central areas in London (2010)
Pappalepore, I. 2010. Tourism and the development of 'creative' urban areas: evidence from four non-central areas in London. PhD thesis University of Westminster School of Architecture and the Built Environment

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