Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Janette Young

Lecturer in Enterprise and Innovation, Director of E-Business Programmes

Background

I have a background in University higher education including managing, leading and designing postgraduate masters  and in-company corporate postgraduate programmes.  Moreover, I have previously  been involved in international recruitment and I have ten years experience as an external examiner for other UK Universities.

I have a passion for innovative, creative and contemporary management with a focus on intangible value.  As an educationalist I have a facilitative style of learning and teaching and aim to engage the student in a problem-based approach that supports innovation. 

MA, Cert Ed, PhD 

Previous External Examining:

Examiner in Information Systems and Strategy for the Association of Business Executives (2013);

External examiner for three other Universities over a eight year period (2000 - 2008)

Memberships:

Member of United Kingdom Association of Information Systems (UKAIS)

Member of the Change Management Institute

Member of the European Association of Creativity and Innovation

Research membership:  Member of KITE Research Centre

Recognition:  Fellow of the Higher Education Academy




 


Teaching

My aim as a teacher is to promote a learner-centered environment that focuses on 'theory into practice'.  I have previously been awarded Fellow in Learning and Teaching (2002) and Applauding Teaching and Learning (ATL) (2004) awards. 

Currently Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Roles and Responsibility: Current Role

Degree Programme Director for suite of E-Business Programmes

Module Leader for a number of modules

Undergraduate:-

Enterprise and Entrepreneurship with Lean Innovation

Research Methods for Business and Marketing

Postgraduate Teaching:-

Digital Startup and Lean Innovation 

Dissertation supervisor on Masters programmes

Previous:

Leadership in Action and PPT (2015- and 2016),  MBA Executive


Programme Development:-

I have designed and lead postgraduate Masters Programmes. Moreover, I have been involved in designing 'in-company' programmes with industry, as such managing and delivering corporate executive education as DPD.    I have always keenly applied new technologies for learning and teaching and have delivered postgraduate modules in blended learning through a problem-based learning leaning approach.   

Previous  Roles in Universities:

Programme Manager for MSc E-Knowledge Management (3 years)

Course Director of MSc in General Management;

Course Director of MBA Knowledge Management (4 years)

Course Director of the Certificate in Management ( 6 years)

'In-Company' Director for Britvic Orange; Marconi and Chelmsford Council  (5  years)

Research Methods Co-ordinator


Research

Research Interests

Current research projects include:

  • The Student Entrepreneurial Journey and Reflective Practice;
  • Leadership and Resilience in the Creative Digital Sector
  • Education:  Creative Spark Educational Project

Funding:

Research Fund (2019); Strategic Innovation Funding (2018); Kite Funding (2018); Innovation Fund (June 2017); 

I am specifically interested in the following:-

  • Contemporary leadership, innovation and management;
  • The Entrepreneurial leader, resilience and wellness;
  • E-learning and higher education; 
  • The emerging technologies;
  • Lean and  business models for start-up
  • Personal development, knowledge management, personal knowledge management and know how; Intellectual Capital.

Supervision:

Supervisor of postgraduate Masters dissertations

Previous Reviewer:

Associate Editor for Knowledge Management paper(s) for the International Journal of Knowledge, Change and Culture Management – August 2006) - 2009

Member of the WEBIST 2007 programme committee, and Editor of the Journal for WEBIST 2007.

Editor for 3rd Asia Pacific International Conference in Knowledge Management, Hong Kong 2006.

Acted as a referee for submitted papers on behalf of UKAIS 2005 and 2006

Conferences and Presentation 

  • Presentation and paper Young J on The Benefits and Impact of using Online Journals in Higher Education Enterprise  Education at ISBE (2018), Birmingham, November (2018)
  • Presentation Young J The Entrepreneurial Journey:  Using Online Journals for Assessment in H.E. Education Conference for IEEC (International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference) at Glasgow Caledonian University, 6-8 September (2017).
  • Learning and Teaching Conference  Education for life: Celebrating partnership, encouraging innovation, Newcastle University (March 2018)
  • ISBE Conference, Belfast, Ireland, UK.  7-9th Nov. (2017)
  • Rural Entrepreneurship, Newcastle University Business School, 8th-9th June (2017)
  • Presentation   Young J Knowledge and Learning Frameworks: A Higher Educational Case-Study. Ninth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change Management in Organisations. USA. (July 2009)
  • Presentation and paper Young, J Assessing Ba in Higher Education. European Conference on Knowledge Management, Barcelona, Spain. (July 2007).
  • Conference presentation  Young J  at the International European Conference on Knowledge Management, Barcelona, Spain, September (2007)
  • Conference presentation  Young, J, The Synergy between Knowledge Creation Assets and the Learning Environment: A Case-study. International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations. Tuscany, Italy. (July 2006).
  • Presentation Young J on KM  at the Institute of Learning and Management, New Delhi, India. (February 2005).
  • Presented paper at Doctoral Summer School London University, UCL (2006). 
  • Presented paper Young J at the International Conference of Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations.  Tuscany, Italy (2006)
  • Centre for Distance Education (2006) Fellows Conference:  research-led teaching for flexible and distance learning.  University of London, Centre for Distance Education, London (2006)
  • Ragsdell G Dr. Young J, and Remington K Dr. Conference Presentation in Greece, Assessing Opportunities for Knowledge Creation in Project Management Education: An Australian Case Study Fifth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations. July (2005) Rhodes, Greece.
  • Guest at the European Knowledge Content and Collaboration Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, (2005)
  • The Implications of Knowledge Management seminar, York University, Northern UKAIS (July 2004)
  • Presented Young J KM paper at the 3rd International European KM Conference, San Sebastian, Spain (12-17 Sept 2003)
  • COPS Seminar, The European Commission, Brussels, Belgium (Dec 2001)
  • Creating the KM Organisation -IFTI 2 day Conference Dublin, Ireland (June 2001)
  • KM Conference, Operational Research Society, Birmingham University, July (2000)
  • COPS 200 Integrated Knowledge, Learning and Change through COPS.  Business Intelligence Conference, London (Nov 2002)
  • KM Executive Seminar, Longhirst, Northumbria University (Feb 2000)
  • Women's Springboard Conference, Cambridge University (2000)
  • Best Practice KM, Barclays Bank and Business Intelligence, City of London (Nov 1999)
  • UKAIS IS the Next Generation Conference, York (1999)




 

 










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