Ruth Craggs

Dr. Ruth Craggs is a Lecturer in the School of Hospitality Management and Tourism, College of Arts and Tourism.  Ruth received her PhD from Salford University UK and has since lectured in Tourism, Event Management and Research Methods at a number of higher educational institutions in Ireland and the UK.  She joined DIT in 2008 and is the year tutor for second year Event Management and a supervisor of Tourism and Event Management Undergraduate and MSc dissertations.  Her research interests include Urban Tourism, Business Tourism, Event and Festival Funding, Expenditure-based Segmentation, the Social and Economic Impacts of Events and Consumer Behaviour in Tourism.



Craggs, R. and Schofield, P. (2011) ‘The Quays in Salford: An analysis of visitor perceptions, satisfaction and behavioural intentions’, International Journal of Tourism Research, Vol. 13 (6), pp. 583-599.

Craggs, R. and Schofield, P. (2010) ‘Regenerating the Quays in Salford: An analysis of visitor perception, behaviour and experience’, in (eds.) J. Edwards and R. Vaughan, Destinations Revisited: Proceedings of the ATLAS conference Viana do Castelo, Portugal, Part 1: Visitors. ATLAS: The Netherlands.  

Craggs, R. and Schofield, P. (2009) ‘Expenditure-based segmentation and visitor profiling at the Quays in Salford, UK’, Tourism Economics, Vol. 15 (1), pp. 243-260.

Craggs, R. (2009) ‘Measuring business tourism destination competitiveness: The case of Dublin, Ireland’, in (eds.) K. Cleuch and R. Davidson, Advances in Business Tourism Research: A Selection of Papers Presented at ATLAS Business Tourism Special Interest Group Meetings. ATLAS: The Netherlands.

Craggs, R. and Schofield, P. (2007) ‘Expenditure segmentation and visitor profiling: regenerating the Quays in Salford’, Newcastle Business School Research Working Papers, Northumbria University, Vol. 1, pp. 73-97.