Andrew Turnbull
First Name: Andrew
Surname: Turnbull
Position: Senior lecturer
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 263816
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Duties and Responsibilities

Andrew Turnbull is a senior lecturer in Communication, Marketing and Media. He is also an undergraduate/postgraduate module coordinator.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Retail
  • Food retail
  • Media

Other areas of expertise include marketing communications techniques, such as advertising, PR, direct marketing and sponsorship, and the use of all forms of media, including TV, radio and press.

Academic Background

Formerly MBA Programme Director, MSc IMM Course Leader, Head of Marketing Department (all ABS) also Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies on its foundation in 1995. 

'Andrew joined ABS/RGU in 1994 after 16 years in industry, with experience gained in various FMCG organisations, including Scottish & Newcastle Breweries Ltd and George Morton & Co. Ltd.  Latterly he headed up the Marketing Department at Wm Low (Supermarkets) plc. In early 2012, Andrew was appointed Managing Secretary of the Edzell Golf Club.  He fulfilled that role until mid 2015 and whilst he continued to teach part time in the interim, he has since taken on additional responsibilities.'

Research Interests

Andrew's research interests lie principally in the areas of:

  • Tourism marketing, including place branding 
  • Marketing and Entrepreneurship education 
  • Retail Marketing including, the Role of Image in attracting shoppers to specific retail destinations; Clicks and Mortar approaches to contemporary retail provision; Retail communications.

Current Research

Development of Communication Strategies to Promote Golf Club Membership

Professional Memberships

Formerly Academy of Marketing, Chartered Institute of Marketing and Marketing Society

External / Professional Roles

Chair of the Academy of Marketing (AM) Scotland Region; 
Academy of Marketing Regions and Departments Co-ordinator; 
Co-Chair Academy of Marketing 2008 Conference 
External Examiner: Napier University, University of Ulster, and Bournemouth University.


Andrew Turnbull and Matthias Eickhoff. "Business Creativity: Innovating European Entrepreneurship Education". Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Vol.23 Issue 3, 2010, .

Robert Smith, Susan Moult, Phil Burge and Andrew Turnbull. "Brewdog: Business Growth for Punks". International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Vol.11 Issue 2, 2010, IP Publishing Ltd.

Andrew Turnbull. "Ending the War Between Sales and Marketing". A Talk for the Series 'The Changing Role of Sales and Sales People'. Edited by Professor Bill Donaldson and produced by Henry Stewart Talks, 2010.

Bill Donaldson and Andrew Turnbull. "Reflective Marketing in a Material World". Journal of Marketing Management Vol. 24 Issue 9-10, 2008, Westburn.

Media Coverage

RGU Retail Expert, giving frequent TV, Radio and Press interviews on e.g. Black Friday shopping patterns, retail sales statistics, shopping patterns, etc.