Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Janette Young

Lecturer in Enterprise and Innovation


I have a background in University higher education including administrative experience in managing postgraduate programmes (DPD);  leading and designing  masters programmes; and designing and delivering  in-company corporate postgraduate programmes for corporate companies.  Added to this I have recruited  students internationally.  I have ten years experience as an external examiner for other Universities.

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 ten year period between (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

Recognition:  Fellow of the Higher Education Academy



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

Module Leader for a number of modules

Enterprise and Entrepreneurship with Lean Innovation

Entrepreneurship:  New Venture Creation

Postgraduate Teaching:-

E-Commerce Start-up

Leadership in Action

Dissertation Supervisor for Master students

Programme Development:-

I have previously 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.   Currently I apply this to the entrepreneurial journey.    

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 Interests

Current research projects include research on the Creative Pedagogies in Education; the Entrepreneurial Journey and Entrepreneurial Leadership.

I am specifically interested in the following:-

  • Contemporary leadership, innovation and management;
  • The Entrepreneurial leader, resilience and wellness;
  • Leadership  within the creative and digital sector
  • E-learning and higher education; 
  • The emerging technologies;
  • Lean and business models in start-up
  • Personal development, knowledge and know-how.

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