Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader Public Relations

Division: Media Communication and Performing Arts

Tel: 0131 474 0000

Ann Turner (MSc) is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader, Public Relations, in the Media Communication and Performing Arts Division. She is also an Affiliate member of the Centre for Communication, Culture and Media Studies.

  • Overview
  • Research Interests
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Activities & Awards

Ann Turner is a Senior Lecturer and has been working at QMU since 2000. She is Programme Leader for the two undergraduate PR programmes: BA (Hons) PR and Media and BA (Hons) PR, Marketing and Events. She teaches a number of modules on the undergraduate and postgraduate courses, delivers programmes to senior practitioners undertaking the CIPR Diplomas and undertakes training and consultancy work. 

Prior to joining QMU, Ann was a Senior Lecturer at University of Central Lancashire deliver PR and Journalism courses. She moved into academia after a number of years working in industry for PR and Marketing consultancies.

Affiliations/Memberships to Other Organisations:

  • Member of Chartered Institute of Public Relations (MCIPR)
  • Member of Public Relations Communications Association (MPRCA)
  • Fellow of Higher Education Authority (FHEA)

Professional Social Media:

Research/Knowledge Exchange Centre Membership:

Ann’s research interests include investigating the benefits of employee work-based volunteering schemes and the use and effects of humour as a persuasive technique in health communication.

Active Research Interests:

  • Organisational communication
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Employee engagement
  • Health Communication
  • Effects of Humour in Persuasion

Ann teaches across the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at QMU covering subjects such as Persuasive Communication, Media Campaigning, PR Research. She organises various events for students such as the Speed interviewing day to match level 4 students with host organisations offering internships, and the networking lunch bringing in employers to meet level 3, 4 and Masters students.

She also supervises undergraduate dissertations and CIPR Diploma Projects.

Programme Leader:

  • BA (Hons) Public Relations, Marketing and Events
  • BA (Hons) Public Relations and Media


Module Co-ordinator for:

  • I2168 Events Management and Evaluation SCQF level 8
  • I2147 Media Campaigning SCQF level 8
  • I3170 Persuasive Communication SCQF level 9
  • I3191 PR Research SCQF level 9
  • I4168 Professional Communication Placement SCQF level 10
  • I4141 PR and Media and PR Marketing and Events Dissertations SCQF level 10
  • IM178 Strategic PR Planning SCQF level 11

Module Team member:

  • I1144 Introduction to PR SCQF level 7
  • I1162 Online PR SCQF level 7
  • I2148 Employee Communication and Dealing with Change SCQF level 8
  • I2143 Client for Working in the Media SCQF level 8
  • I3155 PR Theory and Strategy SCQF level 9
  • I4170 Student Initiated Module SCQF level 10
  • IM164 Communication Theory and PR Practice SCQF level 11
  • IM151 Critical Reflections on PR SCQF level 11
  • IM149 Internal communication SCQF level 11
  • IM139 Social Research Methods SCQF level 11
  • Masters Dissertations SCQF level 11
  • Dispute Resolution and Complaint handling practice SCQF level 11
  • Professional Development through Work based Learning SCQF level 11
  • Marketing & Public Relations For The Cultural Sector SCQF level 11

Supervisor CIPR Diploma Projects

QMU Students' Union Teaching Award in 2012.