Centre for Knowledge, Innovation, Technology and Enterprise

Staff Profile

Dr Janette Young

Associate Academic


I have a background in University higher education including managing, leading and designing Masters and in-Company corporate postgraduate programmes.  My focus has been in the areas of Leadership and Innovation, Knowledge Management, Research Methods, Digital Enterprise with Lean Startup,  I have previously  been involved in international recruitment and have eight 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 apply a facilitative style to learning and teaching and aim to engage the student in a problem-based projects that supports innovation and creativity through 'theory into practice'.  

MA, Cert Ed, PhD 

Previous External Examining:

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


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



Research Interests

Current research projects include:

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


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

I am specifically interested in the following:-

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


Supervisor of postgraduate Masters dissertations

Previous Reviewer:

Editor for Oxford University Press (2020)

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 

  • Dr Janette Young - Business School  The Benefits and Insights arising for both student and tutor from applying reflective practice through online journals, Learning and Teaching Conference,N University (April 2020)

  • Young J Presentation and paper on The Benefits and Impact of using Online Journals in Higher Education Enterprise  Education at ISBE (2018), Birmingham, November (2018)

  • Young J  Presentation  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).L

  • Learning and Teaching Conference  Education for life: Celebrating partnership, encouraging innovation, Newcastle University (March 2018)

  • Youn g J  ISBE Conference, Belfast, Ireland, UK.  7-9th Nov. (2017)
  • Rural Entrepreneurship, Newcastle University Business School, 8th-9th June (2017)
  • Young J Conference Presentation  Knowledge and Learning Frameworks: A Higher Educational Case-Study. Ninth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change Management in Organisations. USA. (July 2009)
  • Young J  Conference Presentation and paper  Assessing Ba in Higher Education. European Conference on Knowledge Management, Barcelona, Spain. (July 2007).
  • Young J Conference presentation at the International European Conference on Knowledge Management, Barcelona, Spain, September (2007)
  • Young J  Conference presentation 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).
  • Young J Presentation  on KM  at the Institute of Learning and Management, New Delhi, India. (February 2005).
  • Young J Presented paper at Doctoral Summer School, London University, UCL (2006). 
  • Young J  Presented paper  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)
  • Young J  Presented 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)
  • Young J  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)




My aim as a teacher is to promote a learner-centred 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. 

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


MBA (F/T) Supervisor of dissertations.

Contribute to session on MBA Induction programme

Previous Responsibilities at Newcastle University Business School

Degree Programme Director for suite of MSc E-Business Programmes

Chair of the Board of Examiners (MOS)

Module Leader for modules including: -


Enterprise and Entrepreneurship with Lean Innovation

Postgraduate Teaching 

Digital Start-up with Lean Innovation  

Dissertation supervisor on postgraduate programmes


Leadership in Action and Personal and Professional Transformation (2015 and 2016) Executive MBA

Research Methods for Business and Marketing

Programme Design and Development: -

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

Previous University Roles:

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 Coordinator