PGDip, MA, FHEA
Senior Lecturer; Director, Economic Development Resource Centre; Programme Leader, BA Hons Tourism Management
James has been at the University of Greenwich since 2005, when he joined the Department of Marketing Events and Tourism. He has held various programme leadership positions and been led the development of many courses and three degree programmes. His research focuses on the links between tourism, events and economic development and he has both published and carried out consultancy in this field.
Since 2011, James has led the work of the Economic Development Resource Centre (EDReC), a team in the business school that carries out research and consultancy in the field of local economic development.
James has regularly contributes to television, radio and newspaper journalism and has been an invited contributor on BBC News, BBC News 24, The Politics Show, BBC Radio 4, Channel 4 News and China’s CCTV news channel.
- External examiner for Canterbury Christchurch University and the University of the West Of England
- Secretary, London Branch, Institute of Economic Development
Kennell, James and Chaperon, Samantha (2013) Analysis of the UK Government's 2011 tourism policy.
Kennell, James (2012) [Book review] Eventful Cities: Cultural Management and Urban Revitalisation.
Kennell, James (2011) Rediscovering cultural tourism: cultural regeneration in seaside towns.
Kennell, James (2010) Time for Kent to think big on tourism.
Kennell, James (2010) [Book review] Review of Poynter & MacRury’s book ‘Olympic cities: 2012 and the remaking of London’ (Ashgate).
Kennell, James (2009) Tourism is it the ‘new’ driver for regeneration?.
Kennell, James (2009) Five pound pint: tourism is it the 'new' driver for regeneration?.
Kennell, James and MacLeod, Nicola (2009) A grey literature review of the Cultural Olympiad.
Kennell, James (2009) That's entertainment.
Kennell, James (2008) [Book review] Regulating the night: race, culture and exclusion in the making of the night-time economy, by Deborah Talbot.
Swarbrick, Gareth and Kuitenbrouwer, Martien (2013) Housing and community-led regeneration.
Kennell, James (2012) After the crisis: cultural tourism and urban regeneration in Europe.
Kennell, James (2008) Arts-led regeneration and community cohesion: a study of Folkestone, Kent.
Abson, Emma and Wilde, Nick (2012) Events management: an introduction.
Kennell, James (2010) Simulated cities: cultural regeneration, branding and representation in urban development.
Bladen, Charles and Booth, Elizabeth
(2009) People, place, enterprise: proceedings of the first annual conference on Olympic Legacy 8 and 9 May 2008.
Kennell, James (2011) New developments in the relationship between tourism and local economic development in the United Kingdom.
Kennell, James and Chaperon, Samantha (2011) Seaside towns and local enterprise partnerships: domestic tourism in a core periphery context.
Kennell, James and MacLeod, Nikki (2009) A mimetic understanding of the Cultural Olympiad of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Kennell, James and Macleod, Nikki (2008) A memetic framework for conceptualisation and evaluation of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Recent conference presentations
Symon, Graham and Kennell, James (2011) Configurations of localism: towards a critical research agenda?.
Kennell, James and Sitz, Rebekah (2010) Greening Bonnaroo: exploring the rhetoric and reality of a sustainable festival through micro-ethnographic methods.
Kennell, James and Rykalski, Wesley (2010) Images of the liminal: seaside promenades through the lens of Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project.
Kennell, James (2008) Symbolic violence by the seaside: a study of regeneration in Folkestone, UK.
Kennell, James (2008) The rediscovery of seaside culture in Kent, UK.