Deborah Taylor

Deborah Taylor

  • Senior Lecturer In Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour
  • Executive Business Centre EB401, Bournemouth University, 89 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8EB
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Deborah Taylor is the Director of the MBA programme and a Senior Lecturer at Bournemouth University. Deborah joined Bournemouth University in 2010 having worked within the Investment banking and the recruitment industry. Her teaching centres on the areas of Organisational Behaviour and Leadership at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels. Research interests include Psychological Ownership, Leadership, Career and Talent Management



  • Bobeva, M., Preget, L. and Taylor, D., 2015. Understanding and Engaging Millennials as Mentors at the Workplace. In: 31st International Business Research Conference 27-29 July 2015 Toronto, Canada.
  • Bobeva, M., Taylor, D. and Preget, L., 2015. Reverse mentoring in higher education: bridging the generation gap. In: Association of Business Schools (ABS) Learning, Teaching and Student Experience conference 27-29 April 2015 York, UK.

Internet Publications


Profile of Teaching PG

  • MBA Leadership and Organisational Behaviour
  • Leadership and Organisational Behaviour (MBA 2015-present) Unit leader

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Introduction to Organisational Behaviour and Ethics
  • Understanding Organisations and HRM (2017-present) 80 marketing students
  • Business Simulation (2018-19 and 2010-2017) around 380 business studies and marketing students
  • Introduction to Organisational Behaviour and Ethics (Joint unit leader 2015-2017) 300 Business Studies level 4 students
  • Business Simulation (2018-19 and 2010-15)
  • Understanding Organisations and HRM

Invited Lectures

  • Emotional Intelligence and leadership, Virtual, 20 Apr 2021 more

External Responsibilities

  • UKRI Early Career Researcher Forum, Member (2021-),
  • British Academy of Management, Conference Sessional Chair (2019-)
  • University of Bedfordshire, External Examiner for MBA (2017-2021)
  • Venus Awards, Judge (2016-2018)

Internal Responsibilities

  • Member, AOL Steering Group
  • Member, Faculty of Management Industry Advisory Board
  • Mentor, PG Cert
  • Representing Faculty of Management, Global Talent and Employability Group
  • Co Lead, Developing Women Leaders Programme
  • Chair, Business Studies Alumni Panel
  • Member, Global Talent and Employability Group

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Presented about the benefits of Alumni Panels during the Global Festival of Learning
  • FoL in Vietnam. Presented at University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City
  • An event hosted with the Chartered Management Institute
  • Female leaders debate on gender leadership in workplaces

Conference Presentations

  • Fusion Learning Conference, Poster: Building An Academic Community, Cohort Identity and Student Belonging: The MBA Virtual Writing Group Pilot, 28 Jun 2021, Online
  • Bournemouth University Postgraduate Research Conference, The Development of Ownership Feelings in the Workplace, 02 Dec 2020, Bournemouth
  • ASET Conference, The transition onto placement, 03 Sep 2014, Bursary

Attended Training

  • Writing Academy, 09 Jan 2019
  • Introduction to Team-based Learning, 11 Oct 2018
  • How to Write about Methods, 03 Oct 2018
  • Case Study Methodology, 18 Jul 2018
  • Transfer Workshop, 09 May 2018
  • UOA 17 (Business and Management Studies) - What makes a REF 2*, 3* or 4* output?, 17 Jan 2018
  • RDP Workshop: Research Philosophy - Intrepretivism, 17 Oct 2017
  • RKEO & Researcher Induction, 07 Mar 2017
  • RKEO Academic & Researcher Induction, 07 Mar 2017
  • Aurora - Leadership Development, 01 Jan 2017


  • PGCE in PG Cert (Education) (Bournemouth University, 2017)
  • MA in Career Education (University of Warwick, 2015)


  • Nominated for two Vice Chancellor Awards and short listed in one category (Vice Chancellor Awards, 2019)


  • CMI, Member (2019-),
  • CIPD, Associate (2017-),
  • CMI, Associate (2017-),
  • Global Talent and Employability Group, Member (2017-2018),
  • Global Talent and Employability Group, Representing FoM (2016-2018),