Nicola Cade

Edge Hotel School
 Nicola Cade



Nicola studied her undergraduate BA Hons Tourism Management degree between 2013-2016 at Anglia Ruskin University and was awarded the Association for Tourism in Higher Education (ATHE) 'Best Undergraduate Student on Tourism Programmes' in 2015/16. Nicola successfully defended her Master of Philosophy thesis at Anglia Ruskin University in 2019 - 'Transformational resilience, resistance and social change: The role of creative social legacy initiatives in Rio's favelas'. Nicola is currently writing up her PhD at King's College, London on Rio de Janeiro's mega-events and their effects on favela communities. Her research qualitatively explores how Rio's mega-events impacted a specific favela community through the theoretical lenses of socio-cultural trauma and resilience. Her research interests include: • Mega-events • Favela tourism • Dark tourism • Cultural trauma • Resilience • Social Capital • Cultural and Heritage Tourism • Slow Tourism/Events Her teaching expertise is in tourism and events management having taught on a range of modules within these areas as well as business and marketing modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


  • Master of Philosophy Anglia Ruskin University, (2019)

  • BA Hons Tourism Management Anglia Ruskin University, (2016)

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) King's College London, (2024)


University of Essex

  • ASE Lecturer, Edge Hotel School, University of Essex (6/2/2023 - present)

Other academic

  • Lecturer / Postgraduate Course Portfolio Leader, Faculty of Business and Law, Anglia Ruskin University (18/9/2017 - 31/1/2023)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Weddings and Festivals (EG128)

  • Event Operations 3 (EG214)

  • Creative Event Design (EG326)

  • Contemporary Issues in the International Hospitality Industry (EG700)

  • International Marketing and the Customer Experience (EG704)


Journal articles (2)

Cade, N., Everett, S. and Duignan, M., (2021). Leveraging digital and physical spaces to ‘de-risk’ and access Rio's favela communities. Tourism Geographies. 23 (1-2), 249-274

Duignan, M., Everett, S., Walsh, L. and Cade, N., (2018). Leveraging physical and digital liminoidal spaces: the case of the #EATCambridge festival. Tourism Geographies. 20 (5), 858-879

Books (1)

Everett, S., Hunt, A., Locke, D., Cade, N., McDonald, S. and Lupton, K., (2021). The Tourism, Hospitality and Events Student's Guide to Study and Employability. Sage Publications Limited. 1526436450. 9781526436450

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