Lecturer and Programme Leader, Events Management

Division: Business, Enterprise and Management

Tel: 0131 474 0000

Mhairi Sumner (Cert, Higher Diploma, MBA) is a Lecturer and Programme Leader, Events Management in the Business, Enterprise and Management Division.

  • Overview
  • Research Interests
  • Research Publications
  • Teaching & Learning

Mhairi Sumner is Programme Leader and Lecturer in Events Management at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Coming from a business background in Hospitality, Tourism and Events, Mhairi started teaching part-time in 2008. She further galvanised her practical experience with a Masters Degree in Business Administration in 2011 and is now a full time educator. She maintains strong links to industry and understands the benefits of ensuring that course content is relevant, aligned and applicable to the contemporary and competitive market place.

Affiliations/Memberships to Other Organisations:

  • Associate Member of the Golden Keys Society (Les Clef’s D’Or)

Research interests are: links between creativity and innovation, the relevance of hotel concierges in an increasingly self-service and technologically dependent world, and the study of National Days with view to engaging celebrants from the community.

Active Research Interests:

  • Hotel Concierge in 5* Hotels in Edinburgh.

Research Methods:

  • Qualitative

Working in Events Management, my teaching encompasses aspects of Management pertaining to Events, e.g. human resources, training, volunteering, technology, risk assessment, contingency planning, project management, cultural tourism, impacts of events and event consumer behaviour.

Programme Leader:

  • Event Management

Teaching:

  • UG B2090: Event Design and Project Management
  • UG B2091: Event Co-ordination and Evaluation
  • UG B3140: Recreating the City: Events and Regeneration
  • UG B3152: Understanding the Events Consumer