Michael Williams, PhD, joined the School of Sport and Service Management at Wittenborg in March 2008 as a member of the Events Management team. Prior to joining Wittenborg, he was responsible for managing the festival programme at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.Michael has also previously worked as Events Manager for the Harrogate International Festival and the Wiltshire Festival.
After graduating from the UK Centre for Events Management, Michael continued his interest in Events Management education. Michael is a research-active academic with 12 years of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching experience in Events Management. He is responsible for course delivery and development, leadership and international partnership liaison. He has 10 years’ industry experience at senior management level organising a wide range of International arts events & festivals including, large-scale community festivals, events, exhibitions and conferences. His research and teaching interests are in the planning, design, management and social and cultural impacts of outdoor music and cultural events.