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Prof Monika Foster

Head of Department

Department: Newcastle Business School

Professor Monika Foster is the Head of Department Marketing, Operations and Systems at the Faculty of Business and Law and Professor of Business Education. Her previous role was the Head of Sunderland Business School. Professor Foster has worked in Business Schools in the UK, Europe and Far East for over 30 years and led a number of international, cross-institutional and interdisciplinary projects to scope and design mechanisms for assisting students with transitions. Monika’s particularly proud of her study of international student transitions funded by the QAA Enhancement Theme Student Transitions and her latest Routledge publication on Building Intercultural Learner Relationships: Towards a critical pedagogy for higher education in a multicultural globalising world.


Professor Foster’s research interests lie in cross-cultural management, employability, internationalization of higher education, intercultural aspects, and leadership and change management (HR). Furthermore, her research interests include developing social capital, international mobility, study destination choices and internationalisation of the curriculum. Professor Foster has previously led Research Centre for Management Learning and Business Education at Sunderland Business School, with Business Educator Working Paper Series.


Monika’s external recognition includes the award of National Teaching Fellow for her contributions to the development of a national framework for internationalisation of the curriculum. Monika was also awarded Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a title of Visiting Professor from Shandong University of Finance, China. She is a Certified Business and Management Educator (CMBE) with Chartered ABS. Monika has served on a number of national committees and advisory bodies influencing HE policy, including  Chartered Association of Business Schools’ Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Committee, the Advisory Board to HEA Internationalisation Framework and HEA ‘Leading Transformation in Learning and Teaching’ influencing HE pedagogy nationally.

Monika Foster

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  • An exploration of operational excellence methodologies implementation in the logistics sectors: a global study, Trakulsunti, Y., Antony, J., Garza-Reyes, J., Tortorella, G., Chuayjan, W., Foster, M. 10 Jan 2024, In: TQM Journal
  • Integrating Lean Six Sigma and Industry 4.0: Developing a Design Science Research-Based LSS4.0 Framework for Operational Excellence, Skalli, D., Cherrafi, A., Charkaoui, A., Chiarini, A., Shokri, A., Antony, J., Garaza-Reyes, J., Foster, M. 19 Apr 2024, In: Production Planning & Control
  • Unveiling the potential of FMEA in higher education: Pathway to improved risk management and quality, Foster, M., Zulfiqar, M., Sony, M., Bhat, S., Salentijn, W., Antony, J., Cudney, E., Fuerter, S., McDermott, O., Jayaraman, R. 28 May 2024, In: TQM Journal
  • A systematic review of lean implementation frameworks and roadmaps: lessons learned and the way forward, Mamoojee-Khatib, H., Antony, J., Teeroovengadum, V., Garza-Reyes, J., Tortorella, G., Foster, M., Cudney, E. 22 Dec 2023, In: TQM Journal
  • Guest editorial: A retrospective and prospective of how to develop managers, framed by post-pandemic experiences of digital transformation, Stevens, M., Foster, M., Dixon-Todd , Y. 4 Aug 2023, In: Journal of Management Development
  • How reverse mentoring helps co-create institutional knowledge., Foster, M. 23 Mar 2023, In: THE - Times Higher Education
  • Some academics are seen as more proper than others, Dickinson, J., Griffiths, T., Foster, M., Johnson, S. 28 Sep 2023
  • Strengthening Collaboration Amongst Professionals in the Public Sector in the Digital Era – an Exploratory Study at Northumbria University (NU) and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), Foster, M., van Middlekoop, D., Haddad, S., Sasse, S. Jun 2023

  • Business Studies PhD November 11 1999
  • Management PGDip
  • Language Studies (other/general) MA (Hons)
  • Certified Management and Business Educator CMBE
  • National Teaching Fellow NTF
  • Principal Fellow of HEA PFHEA

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