Nancy Duxbury


Nancy Duxbury, PhD, is a Researcher and Coordinator of the Thematic Line "Urban Cultures, Sociabilities, and Particiption" (CULTURS); Coordinator of the CREATOUR Observatory; and a member of the European Expert Network on Culture. She holds a PhD in Communication from Simon Fraser University, Canada, specializing in cultural development and policy in regards to book publishing. Her current research focuses on CCIs in non-urban areas, culture and local sustainability, culture-based development in small cities and rural areas, cultural mapping, and cultural planning. She is the Principal Investigator of the Horizon Europe project "IN SITU: Place-based innovation of cultural and creative industries in non-urban areas" (Project no. 101061747, 2022-2026). She was the Principal Investigator of a major research project on creative tourism, "CREATOUR: Creative Tourism Destination Development in Small Cities and Rural Areas" (2016-2020); and is lead of the CES team contributing to the H2020 project "UNCHARTED: Understanding, Capturing and Fostering the Societal Value of Culture" (2020-2024). She is also a member of the H2020 project "URBiNAT" and lead consultant to the project "CREATOUR AZORES." She was the European Expert for the South Africa-EU Strategic Partnership project "Cultural Mapping, Planning and Impact Assessment for Sustainable and Just Urban Development" (EuropeAid/137708/DH/SER/ZA). She is part of the Organizing Committee for the Training Series "Publish-do-not-Perish: Survive the Stampede" at CES. She is an Adjunct Professor of Simon Fraser University and Thompson Rivers University, Canada.

Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Duxbury, Nancy; Nunes, Nathalie; Curi, Fernanda (2022), "Cultural mapping in the city's co-creation processes", CES Contextos - Debates

Book Chapter

Duxbury, Nancy; Vinagre de Castro, Tiago (2022), Creative Tourism: Nurturing Creative Self-expression and Social Interactivity, in Dora Agapito, Manuel Alector Ribeiro, and Kyle Maurice Woosnam (org.), Handbook on the Tourist Experience: Design, Marketing and Management. Edward Elgar Publishing, 331-349

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Book Chapter

Duxbury, Nancy; Bakas, Fiona Eva; Carvalho, Claudia (2022), Why is research-practice collaboration so challenging to achieve? A creative tourism experiment, in Milka Ivanova, Dorina-Maria Buda, and Elisa Burrai (org.), Qualitative Methodologies in Tourism Studies: Disrupting and Co-creating Critical Research. London: Routledge