Dr Jason Turner

Associate Professor and Head of the School of Business
Asia Pacific University

Dr Jason Turner is an Associate Professor and Head of the School of Business at Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation, Malaysia. His areas of expertise include digital and strategic transformation and human capital, with specific focus on graduate work readiness and the digital learning space. Having moved to Malaysia in 2016, following 12 years as an academic in the UK, he has expanded his network across Europe, South America and Asia through external engagement and collaborative research projects. During his time as an academic he has worked with a range of companies and tertiary education providers, teaching specifically at the Masters level and producing internationally recognised research in the form of books, academic journals and practitioner related reports and publications. He holds a number of external positions, grants and editorial roles which compliment his current university position and has a wealth of experience in scholarly and external engagement, managing people and leading initiatives relating to management and research. In his current post, he is responsible for the strategic vision, leadership and management of an academic product portfolio to ensure graduates have the appropriate employability skills set to thrive in a transitionary employment market.

He holds a number of qualifications include a Masters of Business Administration, Master of Philosophy and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Edinburgh. He has received a number of awards, with the most recent being the Outstanding Paper in the 2020 Emerald Literati Awards. The editorial team said that it was one of the most exceptional pieces of work they saw throughout 2019.