Yvonne Turner
Title: Dr
First Name: Yvonne
Surname: Turner
Position: Lecturer
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 263850

Duties and Responsibilities

Dr Yvonne Turner is a lecturer in the Management department and her teaching interests lie in the areas of Cross-cultural and Strategic Management, International Business and Research Methods. She has worked as an academic since 1995, in a range of lecturing and academic management roles. In the 1990s, she was responsible for the development of a transnational Sino-UK business degree in Beijing, China, where she lived and worked for several years. Her teaching activities have focused on Cross-cultural and Strategic Management, International Business and Research Methods, with a special focus on Business in China.

Research Interests

Her research interests focus on cultural pedagogy, cross-cultural learning and management, and the internationalization of higher education. She has been involved in a wide range of educational development and consultancy projects in the area of Higher Education internationalization and working with international students.


Recent Publications

Turner, Y., 2015. Last orders for the lecture theatre? Exploring blended learning approaches and accessibility for full-time international studentsInternational Journal of Management Education, 13(2), pp.163-169.

Turner, Y (2010) Cross-Cultural Management: a Critical Review of Concepts and Practices. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Turner, Y. and Robson, S. (2008, in press) 'Conception of Internationalization and their Implications for Academic Engagement and Institutional Action: a Preliminary Case Study' in Coverdale-Jones, T. and Rastall, P. (Eds), Responding to the Needs of Chinese and East Asian Learners: Internationalizing the University. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Turner, Y. and Robson, S. (2008) Internationalizing the University: an Introduction for University Teachers and Managers. London: Continuum.

Turner, Y. (2007) 'Reflecting on the Relationship Between Standardized Admissions, Academic Expectations and Diverse Student Cohorts in Postgraduate Taught Business and Management Programmes', International Journal Of Management Education, 6:1, 7-13.

Turner, Y. and Robson, S. (2007) 'Competitive and Cooperative Impulses to Internationalization: Reflecting on the Interplay between Management Intentions and Academic Experience in a British University' Education, Knowledge and Economy, 1:1, 65-82.

Robson, S. and Turner, Y. (2007) 'Teaching is a Co-Learning Experience: Academics' Reflecting on Learning and Teaching in an 'Internationalized' Faculty.' Teaching in Higher Education, 12:1, 41-54.

Turner, Y. (2006) 'Chinese Students in a UK Business School: Hearing the Student Voice in Reflective Teaching and Learning Practice' Higher Education Quarterly, 60:1, 25-51.

Turner, Y. (2006), 'Swinging Open or Slamming Shut? The Implications of China's Open-door Policy for Women, Educational Choice and Work', Journal of Education and Work, 19:1, 47-65.

Turner, Y. (2006) 'Chinese Students and Critical Thinking in Postgraduate Business and Management Degrees: Teasing Out Tensions of Culture, Style and Substance' International Journal of Management Education, 5:1, 3-12.

Turner, Y. (2006) '"So How was it for You?" Evaluating the Transnational Education Experience Five Years On'. The International Journal of Learning, 12, 249-257.

Turner, Y. and Acker, A. (2002) Education in the New China: Shaping Ideas at Work. Aldershot:Ashgate.

Turner, Y (2002) 'Chinese Students in Europe: the Influence of Culture and Society' in Cox, Wendy and Cameron, David (Eds) Chinese Students in Ireland: New Opportunities, New Needs,
New Challenges. Dublin: Irish Council for Overseas Students.

Recent Conference Papers
Turner, Y (2008) '"Knowing Me, Knowing You", is There Nothing We Can Do? Pedagogic Challenges in Positioning the HE Classroom as an International Learning Space', Keynote for UKCISA/HEA Conference, Using the Curriculum to Integrate International and Home Students, June 2008.

Turner, Y. (2007) 'Culture and Pedagogy: International Students and Inclusive Practices in Local HE Classrooms', Paper to International Students, Academic Writing and Plagiarism Conference, Lancaster University, September.

Turner, Y. (2007) 'People in my Mind, Voices in my Ears, Changes in my Practices: Social Learning and Personal (and Academic) Development', Paper to 'Student Voices' Conference, Leeds Metropolitan University, March.

Turner, Y. and Robson, S. (2006) 'Conceptions of internationalization and their implications for academic engagement and institutional action: a preliminary case study'. Paper to the Second International Chinese and Asian Learners conference, University of Portsmouth, July.

Turner, Y. (2005) 'Business and Management Education: Reflections on Where to Begin the Learning Conversation with Multi-cultural Groups.' Paper delivered to the European Association of International Education Conference, Krakow, September.

Turner, Y. (2004) 'Chinese Students in a UK Business School: Hearing the Student Voice in Reflective Teaching and Learning Practice'. Proceedings, ISL Conference, Birmingham.

Turner, Y (2002) 'When an Unstoppable Force Meets an Immovable Object: Chinese Students in UK Universities' in Cox, Wendy and Cameron, David (Eds) Chinese students in Ireland: New Opportunities, New Needs, New Challenges. Dublin: Irish Council for Overseas students.