PGDip, MA, FHEA
Senior Lecturer; Director, Economic Development Resource Centre; Programme Leader, BA Hons Tourism Management
Department of Marketing, Events and Tourism
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 (2011) Rediscovering cultural tourism: cultural regeneration in seaside towns.
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?.
and MacLeod, Nicola (2009) A grey literature review of the Cultural Olympiad.
Kennell, James (2009) That's entertainment.
Kennell, James (2008) Book reviews: Regulating the night: race, culture and exclusion in the making of the night-time
economy, by Deborah Talbot.
Kennell, James (2008) Arts-led regeneration and community cohesion: a study of Folkestone, Kent.
and Wilde, Nick (2012) Events management: an introduction.
Kennell, James (2010) Simulated cities: cultural regeneration, branding and representation in urban development.
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.
and Chaperon, Samantha (2011) Seaside towns and local enterprise partnerships: domestic tourism in a core periphery context.
and MacLeod, Nikki (2009) A mimetic understanding of the Cultural Olympiad of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
and MacLeod, Nikki (2008) A memetic framework for conceptualising and evaluating the 2012 Cultural Olympiad of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Recent conference presentations
and Sitz, Rebekah (2010) Greening Bonnaroo: exploring the rhetoric and reality of a sustainable festival through micro-ethnographic methods.
and Rykalski, Wesley (2010) Images of the liminal: seaside promenades through the lens of Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project.
Kennell, James (2008) The rediscovery of seaside culture in Kent, UK.