Jamie Allan Brown


Projects Manager

Jamie Allan Brown BA DipES MLitt, Projects Manager, joined the Centre for Recreation and Tourism Research (CRTR) at West Highland College UHI in 2021.


Jamie has a Bachelors in Community Education from the University of Strathclyde, a Diploma of European Studies from the University of Vienna and a Masters in Museum and Gallery Studies from the University of St Andrews. Jamie has recently started his part-time MBA through UHI.

Originally from Glasgow, he has worked within the voluntary and private sectors as well as academia across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. His experience includes community participation and development by supporting vulnerable and deprived communities within Scotland, creating intervention programmes, and overseeing community centre facilities. He has coordinated various youth programmes and community-based museums research projects across Europe, the Caribbean, Central and South America within museums and cultural heritage.  Before starting with CRTR, he led a bi-regional youth programme between the rural communities of the Isle of Skye, northern Portugal and the indigenous communities of Costa Rica.

He has fostered interdisciplinary collaborations between the Arts and Sciences, bringing together diverse researchers from across communities, universities and global institutions.

He enjoys travelling across Scotland and globally to experience cultures and different contexts. He spends the weekend going walks with his beagle Hamish.


BA Community Education, University of Strathclyde, Scotland

Diploma European Studies, University of Vienna, Austria

MLitt Museum and Gallery Studies, University of St Andrews, Scotland

Research interests

Tangible and intangible cultural heritage

Youth participation and empowerment

Sustainable tourism and development

Community participation and development

List of Publications

Brown, J. (2019), “Experiences from the EU-LAC Museums Bi-Regional Youth Exchange” , in K. Brown et al. (eds), International Conference on Community Heritage.

Open access version: http://communityheritage.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/files/2020/06/Community-Heritage-Proceedings-Nov-2019.pdf

Brown, K. & Brown, J. (2019), "Sustaining a sense of place through community crafts and culture", in Smeds, K. et al. (eds), Museum & Place. ICOFOM, France

Brown, K., Brown, J., Muñoz Brenes, T. and Soto Chaves, A. (2018), "Community crafts and culture: empowering indigenous communities", in R. Amoeda, S. et al. (eds), HERITAGE 2018. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development Conference.vol.1.

Open access version: https://research-repository.st-andrews.ac.uk/handle/10023/14478

Brown, J. (2018), "The case for an inclusive museum: a perspective from excluded groups and communities", in Soares, B. B. et al. (eds), Defining museums of the 21st century: plural experiences. ICOFOM, France

Conference Presentations

“Community heritage and the role of young people.”

International Conference on Community Heritage, University of St Andrews, November 2019

"Ecomuseums in context of EU-LAC Museums."

ICOM-ICR [Committee for Regional Museums], International Council of Museums (ICOM) Kyoto Summit, September 2019

"Learning from the Bi-Regional Youth Exchange"

ICOM-CECA [Committee for Education and Cultural Action], International Council of Museums (ICOM) Kyoto Summit, September 2019

"Facilitating a Caribbean Youth Exchange, learning from the Europe-Latin America experience."

International Conference on Museums and Communities: Concepts, Experiences and Sustainability. November 2018, Bridgetown, Barbados

"Reflecting on the Bi-Regional Exchange between Europe and Latin America."

Universidad Austral de Chile, October 2018, Valdivia, Chile.

"Community Crafts and Culture: Empowering Indigenous Communities for a sustainable future."

International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development, June 2018, Granada, Spain.

"The case for an inclusive museum: a perspective from excluded groups and communities."

Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), November 2017, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.