Research Field: Social Science
Current position: Professor of Placemaking and Events at Breda University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands.
Research Assessment Experience
Czech Science Foundation (2010-2011)
AGAUR (Catalan research organization) (2010-2011)
Bournemouth University, UK, REF Research evaluation advisor (2013)
Fram Centre (Fram – High North Research Centre for Climate and the Environment) (2016)
New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Endeavour Fund (2018-2019)
Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (2018-2020)
Non-Panel Reviewer for the Assessment Panel Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office (PICO) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government.
International Research Management Experience
2013 – 2016 Editorial Advisor for the V.18 Cultural Mapping project, Valletta European Capital of Culture, Malta.
2014- 2018 Advisory Board Member for the Evaluation Programme for Valletta European Capital of Culture, Malta.
2015 – ATLAS Events Experiences Project
2015-2018 - Cultural Tourism Experiences in Hong Kong (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
2016-2019 – Scientific advisor, CREATOUR – development of creative tourism in non-metropolitan areas. EU/Portuguese Research Council
2016-2019 – Scientific advisor, DOUROTOUR – development and marketing of gastronomic tourism experiences. EU/Portuguese Research Council
2017-2020 – Academic adviser, Slovenian Academy of Arts and Sciences, Tourism and Gastronomy Research Project.
2019 - Collaborative consumption and creative economy in the Cariri region, Brazil. (Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development)
2019-2021 - Cultures, identities and citymaking in the Greater Bay Area (Hong Kong Polytechnic University).
2020 – 2023 - SmartCulTour: Innovative approaches to urban and regional development through cultural tourism, Horizon 2020 EU project.
2020-2023 – IMPACTOUR - IMproving Sustainable Development Policies and PrActices to assess, diversify and foster Cultural TOURism in European regions and areas, Horizon 2020 EU project, advisory board.
2020-2023 – CultSense – ERASMUS+ project advisory board.