BVEP - Business Visits and Events Partnership

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Dr Caroline Jackson, Vice Chair

Dr Caroline Jackson is Head of Department: Events & Leisure at Bournemouth University. As well as being BVEP Vice Chair, Caroline is Chair of the Association for Events Management Education (AEME). Caroline has been at the forefront of establishing the educational and research significance of events. Before joining academia, Caroline worked at senior level in leisure services for a number of local authorities, where events were central as levers for social and economic change. Her interests lie in the meaning of events and festivals and their creative nature. Caroline has held previous Board positions, as Vice Chair for Poole Arts Trust Ltd (Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts) and the Institute of Leisure & Amenity Management (now the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity), as well as helping to establish AEME in 2003.