Adrian Devine
  • Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

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Dr Adrian Devine is Course Director for the BSc (Hons) Event Management in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Adrian’s first degree was in sport studies which he completed at Ulster University (1994). He continued his education on a part-time basis graduating with an MSc in International Tourism Management (1997) and an MSc in Sport, Exercise and Health (1998). In 2008 he completed his PhD which examined Inter-organisational Relationships within the Sports Tourism Policy Arena. From 1994 Adrian worked in the private sector in the area of leisure management before joining Ulster University in 2001. He is now a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  He has published in prestigious international journals such as Tourism Management, Sustainable Tourism, Event Management and Public Sector Management. He has won two Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence for his research on managing cultural diversity and the sports tourism policy arena. His current research interests include the virtual event experience and how events can be used to build social capital and peace in divided societies.  He is an academic reviewer for a number of high-ranked journals and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the International Hospitality Student Journal. Adrian has been involved in planning several high-profile international events such as the World Police & Fire Games 2013. At the local level, he has been an adviser to some of Northern Ireland’s most significant homegrown events including the North West 200. He also works closely with the events team at Special Olympics Ireland and Cycling Ireland. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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