Professor, Faculty of Business & Law
Professor Kirsten Holmes is an internationally-recognised expert in the study of volunteering, particularly in events, leisure, sport and tourism contexts. She also has expertise in developing sustainable events and festivals and is the lead author of the Routledge textbook Events and sustainability (2015).
Kirsten has taught at universities in Australia and the UK and conducted research projects across 15 countries. She has published over 60 peer reviewed papers in leading journals including Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management, Leisure Sciences and Voluntas.
Kirsten’s research has been funded by the Australian Research Council, the Australian Government’s Office for Learning and Teaching, the UK Government and the International Olympic Committee.
Kirsten is regularly invited to work with industry and government, particularly the not-for-profit sector.