Department / group: Scottish Centre for island Studies, School of Media, Culture and Society
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Research interests:

2017 Enterprising Culture: Doctoral Training and Community Engagement, SAMS Oban. Funded jointly by COST New Speakers Network and SGSAH an inter- disciplinary event examining the interface between new minority language speakers, cultural entrepreneurship and research good practice in island and remote rural communities https://scotcis.wordpress.com
2016 Co-applicant on SUII (Scottish Universities Insight Institute) research bid (International partners and inter-disciplinary focus): lead applicants University of Strathclyde and Heriot Watt. Title: A Bridge Over Troubled Waters: a new integrated assessment tool for enhanced social, energy and eco-systems.
2016 Co-investigator on Heriot-Watt University FLEDGE Funding Application 2016 Initiative) (small grant) Title: Cultural factors in the resilience of Scottish island communities to energy developments.

Career history:

Academic Employment History:
2005 – Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Media, School of Media, Culture and Society, University of the West of Scotland
2001 – 2005 Lecturer in Sociology and Media, School of Media, Language and Music, University of Paisley
1998 – 2001 Lecturer in Sociology, Department of Applied Social Studies, University of Paisley
1994 – 1998 Lecturer in Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Aberdeen
1991 – 1994 Associate Lecturer, Department of Language & Media, Glasgow Caledonian University

Active research projects:

The representation of remote island spaces; the media and identity complexities of Scotland’s rural communities; cultural work narratives of art, heritage and creative practice; and sustainability, enterprise and cultural policy in peripheral regions and communities.

Recent publications:

Burnett, K.A. (in press ) with IOAN FAZEY1*, PETER MOUG1, SIMON ALLEN2, KATE BECKMANN3, DAVID BLACKWOOD4, MIKE BONAVENTURA5 , KATHRYN BURNETT6 MIKE DANSON7 , RUTH FALCONER4, ALEXANDRE GAGNON8, RACHEL HARKNESS9, TONY HODGSON10, LORENS HOLM1, KATHERINE N IRVINE11, RAGNE LOW12, CHRISTOPHER LYON1, ANNA MOSS1, CLARE MORAN13, LARISSA NAYLOR14, SHONA RUSSELL15, SARAH SKERRATT16, JENNIFER WILLIAMS1, RUTH WOLSTENHOLME16, ˜Transformation in a changing Climate: A research agenda, Climate and Development Online:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17565529.2017.1301864.
Burnett, K.A. and Danson, M. (2017) ˜Enterprise and Entrepreneurship on Islands and Remote Rural Environments™ Special Issues on Rural Enterprise, International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Innovation Vol. 18(1), pp. 25"35
Burnett, K.A. and Danson, M. (2016) ˜Sustainability and Small Enterprises in Scotland™s Remote Rural ˜Margins™, Special Issues on Rural Enterprise, Local Economy Vol. 31, No. 5, pp. 539“553
Burnett, K. A. (2016) ˜Place apart: Scotland™s north as a cultural industry of margins.™ pp. 60-82 In Timo Jokela & Glen Coutts (eds.) RELATE NORTH: Culture, Community and Communication, Rovaniemi: Lapland University Press ISBN 978-952-310-959-9 (paperback) ISBN 978-952-310-958 -2
Burnett, K.A. and Harling Stalker, L. (2016) ˜Good work? Scottish cultural workers™ narratives about working and living on islands™, Island Studies Journal, Vol. 11, No.1, pp. 193-208