International Academic Moderator

Division: Business, Enterprise and Management

Tel: 0131 474 0000

Lorna Hunter (DCR(T), MBA, MSc) is an International Academic Moderator in the Business, Enterprise and Management Division.

  • Overview
  • Research Interests
  • Teaching & Learning

Lorna began her career as a therapeutic radiographer in Edinburgh, later gaining experience through varied management and leadership roles within the NHS in Scotland. Lorna’s particular interest in healthcare workforce planning and staff development was built up over more than 35 years in diverse posts including clinical, managerial, education and development roles.

Following a secondment to Scottish Government National Workforce Planning Unit where she provided workforce planning advice and guidance to the north of Scotland NHS Boards, she joined Skills for Health, the Sector Skills Council for the UK health sector, supporting the sector by developing solutions to deliver a skilled and flexible workforce, firstly as Lead Manager for Scotland, and subsequently as Director for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Lorna has been on the Board of Trustees at Voluntary Health Scotland since 2012 and was elected as Chair in 2014.

In addition to her role at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh she is currently an External Examiner at Greenwich School of Management, London.

She is committed to lifelong learning, graduating with an MBA and an MSc in Advanced Leadership Practice. She is now studying for a PhD with a research focus on the relationship between leadership and followership in a military environment.

Affiliations/Memberships to Other Organisations:

  • The Society of Radiographers
  • CIPD

The purpose of my research is to examine leadership and followership and identify if interdependent relationships exist between leaders and followers in a setting characterised by Mission Command.

Active research interests:

  • Leadership
  • Followership
  • Interdependency
  • Mission Command

Research Methods:

  • Qualitative Methods
  • Grounded Theory
  • Adapted Grounded Theory
  • Case Study

Main teaching and learning areas are in Business and Management subjects.



  • B1075: Foundations in Management
  • B2082: Human Resource Management
  • B3132: Exploring Strategy
  • B3137: Organisational Behaviour
  • B3148: Managing the Non Profit Organisation


  • BM013 - Contemporary Issues in International Management
  • BM018 - International Leadership: Power and Policy