Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader Public Relations


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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.

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 delivering 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:

Facebook Professional Social Media

You Tube Professional Social Media

Research/Knowledge Exchange Centre Membership:

Centre for Communication, Culture and Media Studies - Affiliate

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, campaigning and employee engagement. She organises various events for students such as the speed interviewing day to match students with host organisations offering internships, the networking lunch bringing in employers to meet level 3, 4 and Masters students and brings in guest speakers as part of our Industry Voices lecture series.

She supervises undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.

Programme Leader:

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

Ann was the Winner of Graduates Award in the inaugural QMU Student Led Teaching Awards 2012 by final year students who nominated a member of staff that had made the biggest contribution to their learning or university experience over their time at QMU.

She has also been nominated for Outstanding Support award at QMU STaR Awards 2018.