Dr Aaron Taylor

Principal Lecturer

Email: aaron.taylor@culc.coventry.ac.uk 

Aaron is an experienced HR professional with an international career including over 10 years’ training and HR management experience in Japan and several years in HR management in the UK. Drawing on his industry experience, Aaron has been involved in teaching, training and curriculum development for over 20 years.

Aaron is a Principal Lecturer in Human Resource Management & Organisational Behaviour. Aaron leads the subject area of HR & OB. He also leads the dedicated academic team who teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Aaron teaches on a number of modules including Global HRM in Practice, Resourcing and Talent Management and the HR Simulation.

Aaron has published articles on technology use in education, student motivation, emotional labour and cross-cultural issues. He is an Academic Member of the CIPD, Member of CMI and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He also acts as an external examiner and a reviewer for several education journals.


  • PhD in Education (Coventry University)
  • Master's in Education (Sheffield Hallam University)
  • Master's in HRM (Durham University)
  • BA (Hons) in European Studies and French (Durham University)
  • PGCert in Higher Education (Coventry University)

Professional and Industry Memberships

  • Academic MCIPD, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of CMI

Research and Consultancy

Aaron’s research involves the investigation of the efficacy of learning technologies in enhancing academic and student technology acceptance, discovering what specific learning technologies are most effective in creating deep learning in different nationalities.

Publications and Scholarship Activities

  • Taylor, A. (2015) An observation of Teacher Talk Time, The Teacher Trainer Journal, Vol. 29, Issue 3.
  • Taylor, A. (2015) Bad Education – Emotional labour in English Teachers in Japan, The Japanese Journal of Educational Research, Vol.82, Issue 5.
  • Taylor, A. (2015) Flipping great or flipping useless – the flipped classroom experiment at Coventry University London Campus, Journal of Pedagogic Development, Vol. 5, Issue 3.
  • Taylor, A. (2016) Motivation in Chinese students, Journal of Learning and Development in Higher Education, No. 10, 2016.
  • Taylor, A. (2017) Discovering OIL and integrated field trips, Journal of Pedagogic Development, Vol. 7, Issue 1.
  • Taylor, A. (2018) The impact of employability on technology acceptance in students – findings from Coventry University London. Journal of Pedagogic Development, Vol. 8, Issue 3.

Conference presentations

  • Taylor, A. and David-Pillai, G. (2016) Digging for OIL, APT Conference, 5th July 2016, University of Greenwich.
  • Taylor, A. and David-Pillai, G. (2016) Digging for OIL – Part Two, RAISE Conference, 9th September 2016, Loughborough University.
  • Taylor, A. (2019) The Student and Academic Technology Acceptance Model, ELESIG conference, 12th February 2019, University of Warwick.

Teaching Areas

  • Global HRM in Practice
  • Resourcing and Talent Management
  • HR Simulation
  • Supervision modules
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