Assoc Prof Steve Brown

Position/s:Head of Tourism, Course Coordinator
Department of Tourism
Phone: +61 8 82015905
Email:
Location: Humanities (272)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Qualifications

PhD, BA (Hons), Dip Ed, GradCertTourism, GradCertEd (HighEd)

Honours, awards and grants

Individual
2013   Office for Learning and Teaching Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
2012   Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
2011   Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award

Team Awards
2012   Winner, South Australian Tourism Awards, Tourism Education and Training
2010   Silver Medallist, South Australian Tourism Awards, Tourism Education and Training

Key responsibilities

Head of Tourism
Course Coordinator, Bachelor of International Tourism
Festival and Event Design and Management Postgraduate Programs
Chair, Course Management and Course Advisory Committees for the Bachelor of Media
Visiting Reseach Fellow, Mid Sweden University

Teaching

Teaching interests

Teaching Interests include:
Festival and event design and management
Tourism

Member of the Flinders College of Distinguished Educators
Member of the International Academy for Event Studies
Member of the Association for Events Management Education (UK)
Member of the Event Education and Research Network of Australasia

Topic Coordinator:

  • TOUR1103  Event Design and Practice A
  • TOUR2103  Event Design and Practice B
  • TOUR3107  Tourism Project A
  • TOUR8111  Essentials of Festival and Event Design and Management
  • TOUR8112  Festival and Event Design and Management Practice A
  • TOUR8113  Festival and Event Design and Management Practice B
  • TOUR8121  Applied Festival and Event Design and Management
  • TOUR8122  Festival and Event Design
  • TOUR8126  Tourism Case Study
  • TOUR8131  Masters Research Project

Topic Lecturer:

  • TOUR1103  Event Design and Practice A
  • TOUR2103  Event Design and Practice B
  • TOUR3104  Tourism Reseach Project A
  • TOUR3105  Tourism Reseach Project B
  • TOUR3107  Tourism Project A
  • TOUR3108  Tourism Project B
  • TOUR8111  Essentials of Festival and Event Design and Management
  • TOUR8112  Festival and Event Design and Management Practice A
  • TOUR8113  Festival and Event Design and Management Practice B
  • TOUR8121  Applied Festival and Event Design and Management
  • TOUR8122  Festival and Event Design and Management
  • TOUR8126  Tourism Case Study
  • TOUR8131  Masters Research Project

Research and supervision

Research expertise

  • Tourism

Research interests

Member of the Flinders Institute for Research in the Humanities
Associate of the Flinders Research Centre for Disaster Resilience
Founding Member of the Event Design Research Network
Lead Researcher for the Mass Gathering Data Acquisition and Analysis Project (MaGDAA)

Areas of research interest (Honours and Doctoral candidates accepted in these areas)

Event Studies

  • Event design: the creation and staging of the event experience
  • Audience behaviour (as influenced by event design)
  • Investigating audience experience at events
  • Socio-cultural / cultural value (impacts and evaluation) of festivals and events
  • Event tourism
  • Crisis tourism

Scholarship of Teaching

  • The role of the professional practitioner in the academy
  • Programmatic assessment

Supervisory interests

  • Audience behaviour, as influenced by event design
  • Event design, creation and staging of the event experience
  • Festival and event design, management and evaluation
  • Festival and event tourism
  • Optimal experience at festivals and events
  • Safety at festivals and events
  • Sociocultural impacts of festivals and events

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor: Festivals and Events (1);

Associate supervisor: Tourism (2);

Publications

Books
  • Brown, S.J. (2010). Event Design: Creating and Staging the Event Experience Volume 1. 1st ed. Adelaide: Visible Management Pty Ltd.
Book chapters
  • W Ab Rahman, N.A., Kim, S.K. and Brown, S. (2014). Constructing and shaping tourist experiences via travel blog engagement. In Arch G. Woodside and Metin Kozak, ed. Tourists' perceptions and assessments. Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
  • Brown, S.J. (2007). Barossa under the stars: ein Musik-Festival als Entwicklungshelfer. In Ulrich Wunsch & Peter Thuy, ed. Handbuch Event-Kommunikation Grundlagen und Best Practice fur erfolgreiche veranstaltungen. Berlin, Germany: Erich Schmidt Verlag, pp. 291-306.
  • Brown, S.J. and James, J.A. (2004). Event design and management: ritual sacrifice? In Ian Yeoman, Martin Robertson, Jane Ali-Knight, Siobhan Drummond, and Una McMahon-Beattie, ed. FESTIVAL AND EVENTS MANAGEMENT -AN INTERNATIONAL ARTS AND CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE. Oxford, UK: Elsevier, pp. 53-64.
Refereed journal articles
  • Nordvall, A., Pettersson, R., Svensson, B. and Brown, S.J. (2014). Designing Events for Social Interaction. Event Management,
  • Brown, S.J. (2014). Emerging Professionalism in the Event Industry: A Practitioner's Perspective. Event Management,
  • Wallis, C., Hutton, A., Brown, S., Challans, R. and Gardner-Stephen, P.M. (2013). Distributed Sensor Logging: As Easy as a Mesh of Yoyos. International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences, 6(6) pp. 309-315. [10.4236/ijcns.2013.66033]
  • Hutton, A., Brown, S.J. and Verdonk, N.R. (2013). Exploring culture: Audience predispositions and consequent effects on audience behaviour in a mass gathering setting. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 28(3) pp. 292-297. [10.1017/S1049023X13000228]
  • Brown, S.J. and Hutton, A.E. (2013). Developments in the real-time evaluation of audience behaviour at planned events. International Journal of Event and Festival Management, 4(1) pp. 43-55. [10.1108/17582951311307502]
  • Kim, S.K., Savinovic, A. and Brown, S. (2013). Visitors' Motivations in Attending an Ethnic Minority Cultural Festival: A Case Study of the Fešta Croatian Food and Wine Festival, South Australia. Event Management, 17(4) pp. 349-359. [10.3727/152599513X13769392444828]

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Books
  • Brown, S.J. (2010). Event Design: Creating and Staging the Event Experience Volume 1. 1st ed. Adelaide: Visible Management Pty Ltd.
  • Mc Ilvena, M. and Brown, S.J. (2001). The Next Big Thing: How to Design, Manage and Market Great Events. 1st ed. Adelaide, SA: Visible Management Pty Ltd.
Book chapters
  • W Ab Rahman, N.A., Kim, S.K. and Brown, S. (2014). Constructing and shaping tourist experiences via travel blog engagement. In Arch G. Woodside and Metin Kozak, ed. Tourists' perceptions and assessments. Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
  • Brown, S.J. (2007). Barossa under the stars: ein Musik-Festival als Entwicklungshelfer. In Ulrich Wunsch & Peter Thuy, ed. Handbuch Event-Kommunikation Grundlagen und Best Practice fur erfolgreiche veranstaltungen. Berlin, Germany: Erich Schmidt Verlag, pp. 291-306.
  • Brown, S.J. and James, J.A. (2004). Event design and management: ritual sacrifice? In Ian Yeoman, Martin Robertson, Jane Ali-Knight, Siobhan Drummond, and Una McMahon-Beattie, ed. FESTIVAL AND EVENTS MANAGEMENT -AN INTERNATIONAL ARTS AND CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE. Oxford, UK: Elsevier, pp. 53-64.
Refereed journal articles
  • Brown, S.J. (2014). Emerging Professionalism in the Event Industry: A Practitioner's Perspective. Event Management,
  • Nordvall, A., Pettersson, R., Svensson, B. and Brown, S.J. (2014). Designing Events for Social Interaction. Event Management,
  • Brown, S.J. and Hutton, A.E. (2013). Developments in the real-time evaluation of audience behaviour at planned events. International Journal of Event and Festival Management, 4(1) pp. 43-55. [10.1108/17582951311307502]
  • Hutton, A., Brown, S.J. and Verdonk, N.R. (2013). Exploring culture: Audience predispositions and consequent effects on audience behaviour in a mass gathering setting. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 28(3) pp. 292-297. [10.1017/S1049023X13000228]
  • Kim, S.K., Savinovic, A. and Brown, S. (2013). Visitors' Motivations in Attending an Ethnic Minority Cultural Festival: A Case Study of the Fešta Croatian Food and Wine Festival, South Australia. Event Management, 17(4) pp. 349-359. [10.3727/152599513X13769392444828]
  • Wallis, C., Hutton, A., Brown, S., Challans, R. and Gardner-Stephen, P.M. (2013). Distributed Sensor Logging: As Easy as a Mesh of Yoyos. International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences, 6(6) pp. 309-315. [10.4236/ijcns.2013.66033]
  • Brown, S.J. and Trimboli, D. (2011). The real 'worth' of festivals: challenges for measuring socio-cultural impacts. Asia Pacific Journal of Arts and Cultural Management, 8(1) pp. 616-629. [Link]
  • Hutton, A., Zeitz, K.M., Brown, S.J. and Arbon, P. (2011). Assessing the psychosocial elements of crowds at mass gatherings. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 26(6) pp. 414-421. [10.1017/S1049023X12000155]
Refereed conference papers
  • W Ab Rahman, N.A.F., Kim, S.K. and Brown, S. (2013). Constructing and shaping tourist experiences via travel blog engagement. In The 8th Consumer Psychology of Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure Research Symposium. Istanbul, Turkey: International Academy of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research. The 8th Consumer Psychology of Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure Research Symposium. Istanbul, Turkey. Jun 2013.
Conference publications
  • Brown, S.J. (2013). Turning An Idea Into An Event. Destination Riverland Event Management Forum. Renmark, South Australia. Apr 2013.
  • Hutton, A., Brown, S.J. and Verdonk, N. (2013). Exploring culture: Audience predispositions and consequent effects on audience behaviour in a mass gathering setting. 18th World Congress on Disaster & Emergency Medicine. Manchester, UK. May 2103.
  • Savinovic, A.S., Brown, S. and Kim, S.K. (2012). An Investigatory Analysis of the Main Motivational Dimensions of Audiences at Ethnic Minority Cultural Festivals. In Clare Lade and Lisa Melsen, ed. The New Golden Age of Tourism and Hospitality: Proceedings Book 2 of the 22nd Annual Conference, Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) The New Golden Age of Tourism and Hospitality: The 22nd Annual Conference, Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Melbourne. Feb 2012, pp. 65-70.
  • Brown, S.J. (2012). Understanding the Main Motivational Dimensions of Audiences at Ethnic Minority Cultural Festivals. In CAUTHE 2102 National Conference Proceedings Book 2. Melbourne: CAUTHE. The New Golden Age of Tourism and Hospitality. Melbourne. Feb 2012, pp. 65-70.
  • Brown, S.J. and Nordvall, A. (2012). An Event Design Body of Knowledge Research Framework. 2012 Australian Event Symposium. Sydney. Sep 2012.
  • Houston, D. and Brown, S. (2012). University-professional partnerships: Transitions, trajectories and troublesomeness for professionals entering the academy. In Partnerships - 7th ERGA Conference. Adelaide: ERGA. ERGA. Adelaide. Sep 2012, pp. 68-69.
  • Robinson, R., Getz, D. and Brown, S.J. (2012). Researching the Food and Wine Experience. Regional Food and Networks Conferecne. Tanunda. Nov 2012.
  • Brown, S.J. (2012). Influencing and Modifying Audience Behaviour: An Event Design Approach. Interpretation Australia (SA) Conference. Adelaide. Jul 2012.
  • Brown, S.J. (2012). Creating and Staging the Event Experience: A New Paradigm for Event Research. In Advances in Event Management Research and Practice. Stavanger, Norway: Global Events Congress. Global Events Congress V. Stavanger, Norway. Jun 2012, pp. 10-11.
  • Brown, S.J. (2012). Rules of Engagement: Using Event Design to Capture the Hearts and MInds of Your Audience. Association of Development and Alumni Professional in Education Conference. Sydney. Sep 2012.
  • Brown, S.J. (2011). Community Event Design, Management and Marketing. Australian Sports Commission. Adelaide.
  • Brown, S.J. (2011). Social Impacts of Festivals: An Australian Perspective. Mid-Sweden University Events Seminar. Ostersund, Sweden.
  • Brown, S.J. (2011). Event Design: Creating and Staging the Event Experience. Newcastle University Event Workshop. Newcastle, New South Wales.
  • Brown, S.J. (2011). Event Design: Creating and Staging the Event Experience. Flinders Ranges and Outback Tourism South Australia Event Workshop. Melrose, South Australia.
  • Brown, S.J. (2011). Event Design: Creating and Staging the Event Experience. Evenemangs Forum. Ostersund, Sweden. Mar 2011.
  • Brown, S.J. (2011). Event Design: An Australian Perspective. European Tourism Research Institute Event Research Seminar. Ostersund, Sweden.
  • Brown, S.J. (2011). Event Design: Creating and Staging the Event Experience. Association of Development and Alumni Professionals In Education. Melbourne.
  • Brown, S.J. (2010). Managing Major Events. Research Centre for Disaster Resilience and Health, Mass Gathering Master Class. Adelaide, SA.
  • Brown, S.J. (2010). An Event Manager's Perspective. South Australian Police Emergency and Major Event Group Seminar. Adelaide, SA.
  • Brown, S.J. (2010). Practical Soltuions for More Effective Events. Association of Development and Alumni Professionals in Education Event Seminar. Adelaide.
  • Brown, S.J. (2010). New methodologies in the assessment of audience behaviour at mass gatherings. Mass Gatherings Health Master Class. Adelaide. Apr 2010.
  • Brown, S.J. (2010). What Event Managers Are Trying To Achieve. Research Centre for Disaster Resilience and Health, Mass Gathering Master Class. Adelaide, SA.
  • Brown, S.J. (2009). An Event Management Approach. Spencer Gulf Rural Health School Event Workshop. Port Augusta, SA.
  • Brown, S.J. and Trimboli, D. (2009). Policy Shift in the Evaluation of Festivals and Events. European Cities Marketing Conference. Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Brown, S.J. (2009). Social Impact and the Worth of Festivals and Events. European Tourism Research Institute / Mid Sweden University Seminar. Ostersund, Sweden.
  • Brown, S.J. (2009). Pushing the Right Buttons. Meetings Events Australia National Conference. Adelaide, SA.
  • Brown, S.J. (2009). New Evaluation of Festivals. Flinders Humanities Research Centre Seminar. Adelaide, SA.
  • Brown, S.J. (2009). Event Design: Creating and Staging the Event Experience. Flinders Ranges and Outback South Australia Tourism Event Workshops. Melrose and Port Augusta, SA.
  • Brown, S.J. (2009). Creativity. TAFE SA Workshop. Tanunda SA (and via video link to regional SA centres)
  • Brown, S.J. (2008). Capturing (and Keeping) the Hearts and Minds of Your Audience. Interpretation Australia Association Annual Conference. Adelaide, SA.
  • Brown, S.J. (2008). Effective Communication. TAFE SA 2008 Conference.
  • Brown, S.J. (2008). Events. 2008 Association of Development and Alumni Professionals in Education Conference.
  • Brown, S.J. (2008). Standing Out From The Crowd. TAFE SA Annual Conference. Adelaide, SA.
  • Brown, S.J. (2008). Taking Back Control. Services Industry TAC 2008 Conference.
  • Brown, S.J. (2008). Teamwork. Engineers Australia (NT) Annual Conference Dinner. Darwin, NT.
  • Brown, S.J. (2008). Utilising Event Design to Help Stand Out from the Crowd: Techniques for Improving Effective Communication in Lectures. Flinders Humanities Research Centre Seminar. Adelaide, SA.
  • Brown, S.J. (2007). Effective Communication. 2007 Australian TAFE Marketing Association Conference.
  • Brown, S.J. (2007). Taking Back Control. Refrigerated Warehouse and Transport Association of Australia 2007 Conference.
  • Brown, S.J. (2006). Event Design. In Event Educators Forum 2006. AdelaideEvent Educators Forum 2006. Adelaide, South Australia.
  • Brown, S.J. (2006). Professional Development Pathways into Graduate Event Management. In Proceedings of the Global Events Congress. Brisbane, QLD2006 Global Event Congress.
  • Brown, S.J. (2005). Event Educators' Forum 2005 Colloquium. In Event Educators' Forum 2005. AdelaideEvent Educators' Forum 2005. Adelaide, South Australia. Nov 2005.
  • Brown, S.J. (2005). Event Design: An Australian Perspective. In International Event Management Body of Knowledge Imbizo. Johannesburg, South AfricaInternational Event Management Body of Knowledge Imbizo. Jul 2005.
  • Brown, S.J. (1999). Click! The Millennium Event. 1999 State Tourism Conference.
  • Brown, S.J. (1998). Is It Entertainment Or Is It Sport? Living Health Seminar.
  • Brown, S.J. (1993). Ethics, Technology and Marketing. ACUI Conference: Towards 2000. Adelaide.
  • Brown, S.J. (1992). Making An Event On A Shoestring. Making An Event On A Shoestring. Adelaide.
Other public research outputs
  • Brown, S.J. (2011). Evolution. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Chidlow, E. and Brown, S.J. (2011). Royal Adelaide Show Main Arena Program Operations Manual.
  • Savinovic, A., Brown, S.J. and Kim, S.K. (2011). 2011 Tandanya Spirit Festival Audience Satisfaction Evaluation. Adelaide: Flinders Tourism, pp. 1-80.
  • Brown, S.J. (2010). Audience Satisfaction Evaluation of the 2009 Elizapalooza Festival.
  • Brown, S.J. (2010). Audience Satisfaction and Economic IMpact Evaluation of the 2009 Classic Adelaide Rally.
  • Hunter, N. and Brown, S.J. (2010). Royal Adelaide Show Main Arena Program Operations Manual.
  • Brown, S.J. and Cole, A. (2009). An Economic Impact and Visitor Satisfaction Evaluation of the 2008 Barossa Gourmet Festival.
  • Brown, S.J. and Sara, K. (2009). An Economic Impact and Visitor Satisfaction Evaluation of the 2008 Feast Festival.
  • Brown, S.J. and Timotheou, M. (2009). Audience Satisfaction and Economic Impact Evaluation of the 2009 Barossa Gourmet Festival.
  • Brown, S.J. (2008). ASO Plays Deep Purple. Adelaide
  • Brown, S.J., James, J.A. and Botting, J. (2008). An Economic Impact and Visitor Satisfaction Evaluation of the 2007 Feast Festival.
  • Brown, S.J. and Adams, A. (2008). Development of a Place Marketing Strategy for Mallala. Adelaide: JABA.
  • Brown, S.J. and Adams, A. (2008). Development of a Place Marketing Strategy for Mallala.
  • Brown, S.J. (2008). ASO Plays Pink Floyd. Adelaide
  • Brown, S.J. (2007). QSO Plays Queen. Brisbane
  • Brown, S.J. (2007). ASO Plays Queen. Adelaide
  • Brown, S.J. (2007). ASO Plays Led Zeppelin. Adelaide
  • Brown, S.J. (2007). ASO Gospel Messiah. Adelaide
  • Brown, S.J. and Trimboli, D. (2007). Policy Shift in the Evaluation of South Australian Festivals and Events. SAPO. Adelaide, SA[Link]
  • Brown, S.J. (2006). ASO Plays Pink Floyd. Adelaide
  • Brown, S.J. and Hill, S. (2006). Royal Adelaide Show Audience Satisfaction Survey.
  • Hill, S. and Brown, S.J. (2006). Royal Adelaide Show Audience Satisfaction Survey [2006] Adelaide: Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society.
  • Brown, S.J. and Donnelly, K. (2005). 2005 Royal Adelaide Show Audience Satisfaction Survey. Adelaide: Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society.
  • Brown, S.J. and Rule, H. (2005). 2005 Adelaide Cabaret Festival Visitor and Economic Impact Study.
  • Brown, S.J. and Rule, H. (2005). 2005 Adelaide Cabaret Festival Visitor and Economic Impact Study. Adelaide: Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
  • Donnelly, K. and Brown, S.J. (2005). Royal Adelaide Show Audience Satisfaction Survey Report.
  • Brown, S.J. (2004). Australian Beatles Festival Feasibility Study.
  • Brown, S.J. (2004). Australian Beatles Festival Feasibility Study. Adelaide, South Australia and Liverpool, UK: Australian Major Events.
  • Brown, S.J., James, J. and Alabaster, L. (2004). 2004 Adelaide Cabaret Festival Visitor and Economic Impact Survey.
  • Brown, S.J., James, J.A. and Alabaster, L. (2004). 2004 Adelaide Cabaret Festival Visitor and Economic Impact Survey. Adelaide: Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
  • Brown, S.J. (2003). Morning Star Estate Feasibility Study for the Development of An Event Concert Site. Adelaide: Adrian Bohm Presents.
  • Brown, S.J. (2003). Morning Star Estate Feasibility Study for the Development of an Event Concert Site.
  • Leader-Elliott, L.F. and Brown, S.J. (2003). Course in Creative Volunteering Plan and Program Events: Facilitators Handbook. Course in Creative Volunteering: no limits, pp. 1-55. [Link]
  • Brown, S.J., James, J.A. and Burchett, C. (2003). World Solar Challenge Participant Survey. Adelaide: Australian Major Events.
  • Brown, S.J., James, J. and Burchett, C. (2003). World Solar Challenge Participant Survey Report.
  • Brown, S.J. (2002). Feasibility Study for the Development of An Event Concert Site and Infrastructure at Tempus Two Winery.
  • Brown, S.J. (2002). Festival and event management (basic systems): spreadsheets, planning tools, working examples.
  • Brown, S.J. and Bleby, A. (2000). Feasibility Study for the Programming of Arts Activities at the Riverbank Project.
  • Brown, S.J. and McIlvena, M. (1999). Event Management Practical Training Modules 1-2.
  • Brown, S.J. (1999). Click! The Millennium Event. Adelaide
  • Brown, S.J. and Brookman, R. (1998). Park Lands Management Strategy Feasibility Study.

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Professional and community engagement


  • Australian Event Awards Judging Panel
  • Board Member of the Adelaide Festival Corporation
  • Council of Australian Secondary Tourism Teachers (CASTT)
  • Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE)
  • Event Design Research Network (EDRN)
  • Event Evaluation Network (EEN)
  • International Festival and Events Association (IFEA)
  • Interpretation Australia 
  • Skills For Creative Events Steering Committee
  • South Australian Tourism Industry Council (SATIC)
  • South Australian Tourism Minister's Tourism Roundtable
  • Sustainable Event Alliance (SEA)
  • Tourism Workforce Working Party

Expertise for media contact

  • Festivals
  • Events
  • Event Tourism social and economic impacts, design and management of festivals and events, safety at festivals and events, crowd behaviour, the international Event Management Body of Knowledge (EMBOK), industry associations, opportunities for employment in the industry, the South Australian, Australian and international industry, fireworks, marketing and sponsorship for festivals and events
  • Space tourism

Subject/s

  • Tourism

Further information

Skype address: blueleader13



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