Mrs Kristin Finn
Lecturer in Events Management (Education)
Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)
Prior to joining the University of Plymouth as a Lecturer in 2010, I gained 10 years’ experience as a socioeconomic consultant (cultural lead) and project manager. During this time I designed, won and managed large scale research studies for national, regional and local government departments and think tanks, as well as private sector businesses. This work has informed project and programme evaluations, visitor / audience studies, business plans and strategies in the fields of economic development, tourism, creative and events industries, as well as the third sector. My industry experience heavily informs my teaching contribution and as such, areas of professional interest and research activity include crowd safety planning and risk analysis, employability skills development, research methodologies for business management and strategic business development.
Fellow (Higher Education Academy)
- Crisis and Disaster Management (Counter-Terrorism and Resilience Planning)
- Crowd Behaviour and Managing Safety
- Employability and Entrepreneurial Skills
- Research Methods
- Strategic Business Management and Consultancy
- Sustainable Event Management
Staff serving as external examiners
External Academic Panel Member. MSc Crowd Safety and Risk Analysis Validation Event. Manchester Metropolitan University. 2015.
Grants & contracts
2012-13. £2000 in research funding from Plymouth Business School and the Talent Hub to explore industry perceptions of undergraduate and graduate employability skills and work readiness. This research helped to inform employability curriculum development and created new employer links for placement opportunities.
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