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Professor Monika Foster, CMBE PhD PFHEA

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Head of School, Business and Management

I've worked in business schools and higher education in the UK, Europe and Far East for over 25 years. I successfully led strategic initiatives to enhance the student experience including enhanced transitions for mature and international students, and student-centred, work-based learning solutions for all undergraduate students. I've championed innovation on programmes of study working with students as co-creators of the curriculum, and the development of Executive Education and CPD with businesses.

I was responsible for learning, teaching and assessment strategy, including international partnerships and quality assurance (Europe (Poland, Germany, Russia, Holland), Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore). I have industry experience in the shipping industry setting up international training centres.

My external profile includes the award of Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and advisory role with HEA to develop a national Framework for Internationalisation, and a title of Visiting Professor from Shandong University of Finance, People’s Republic of China. I'm a Certified Business and Management Educator (CMBE) with Chartered ABS, with a strong CPD profile including an award of Leaders in Learning and Teaching from Chartered ABS.


My research interests lie in cross-cultural management, employability, internationalization of higher education, intercultural aspects, and leadership and change management. Furthermore, my research interests lie in international mobility, study destination choices and internationalisation of the curriculum. I have led a number of international, cross-institutional and interdisciplinary projects to scope and design mechanisms for assisting students with the transitions. I have published her research internationally and in the UK. I am an Editor for a selection of academic journals. I am currently leading a Scoping Study on Transitions: an exploration of support mechanisms for international students. My recent research includes leading a cross-university qualitative research study on tools, strategies and guidelines in Internationalisation of the Curriculum; and a Santander funded research project. I am currently working on a book commissioned by Routledge on Building Intercultural Learner Relationships: Towards a critical pedagogy for higher education in a multicultural globalising world due to be published in 2020.

Leadership and change management
Internationalisation and globalisation
Developing learner-centred solutions especially for professional learners

Last updated 29 June 2020

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