We are pleased to announce that the following staff are joining the UK Centre for Events Management over the coming months:

Kate Daspher - currently completing her PhD at Keele University into gender issues in equestrian sports.

David O'Brien - currently completing his PhD at the University of Liverpool into cultural policy and governance in relation to European Capital of Culture 2008. David has been conducting research for a number of years on Impacts 08, the formal impacts and evaluation project for Liverpool 08.

Richard Wright - currently completing his PhD at the University of Otago, New Zealand, into sports events.  Richard has expertise relating to various aspects of sports events and events tourism.