Inspiration

In my work I am often inspired by people, places and everyday life.
This is probably clear from my blogs.

But here you can find a small selection of the things that inspire me, inform and are awe-inspiring.

Podcasts

Listening to podcasts keeps me on my toes.
They help me to stay up to-date with the latest trends and developments in marketing, follow events across the world; and opens the mind to new ways of thinking.

General
99% Invisible
The Tip Off 
Ctrl Alt Delete 

Travel & Destination Marketing
The Destinationists
World Travel Market (WTM Insights)

Social Media & User Experience
Buffer The science of social media
Talking Points
Why UX?

Storytelling
TED Talks Daily
The Science of Storytelling
Serial

Travel

I’ve been lucky enough to get to travel and meet amazing people from all around the world.
And one thing I love to do when I travel, be it traveling locally or abroad, is find out about the people I meet and hear their stories.
Most recently, I spent the last year living in Denmark for my Tourism & Consumer Studies Masters, in the city of Copenhagen. And from summer 2019 I will be traveling to Brisbane Australia for an internship in sustainable destination tourism planning.

Blogs, Books & Theatre

I’ve always been in awe of the stories of past, present and future. As an English Literature and then a Theatre student, and then in my theatre work, I got to immerse myself in that world. Here are a couple of stories which I’m still thinking about today.

Medium – Where some of the world’s most insightful writers, thinkers, and storytellers bring the smartest takes on topics that matter.

The Cheviot The Stag and The Black Black Oil – Dundee Rep Theatre 2015

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Photo: The Cheviot The Stag and The Black Black Oil, Dundee Repertory Theatre 2015.

Cheviot recounts the history of economic change in the Scottish Highlands, from the Highland Clearances in the early 19th century through to the contemporary oil boom of the 1984 and the devolution of Scottish Parliament in 1998.

All That Remains: A Life in Death, by Sue Black

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In All that Remains Professor Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology, reveals the many faces of death she has come to know, using key cases to explore how forensic science has developed, and what her work has taught her.

Letters of Note; An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience, by Shaun Usher.

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A collection of the world’s most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters.

Love Song – Dundee Rep Theatre 2016

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Photo: Love Song, Dundee Repertory Theatre 2016.

When Beane’s poverty-stricken apartment is burgled, he meets the woman of his dreams, Molly. Suddenly his world is transformed and he finds himself exhilarated by the simple pleasures of being alive: the taste of sandwiches, the colours of sunlight and the warmth of human touch. Joan is baffled to find her brother so blissfully happy and tries to unravel the story behind Beane’s mysterious new love.