Dr Cheryl Dowie
Dr Cheryl Dowie

Dr Cheryl Dowie



University of Aberdeen Business School

MacRobert Building

King Street, AB24 5UA




Cheryl Dowie is an Assistant Professor/Lecturer in the School of Business at the University of Aberdeen. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Chartered Management and Business Educator. Her research philosophy is to incorporate interdisciplinary perspectives in her research, which is in business negotiations, decision-making, and cross-cultural management. She also examines management pedagogy, workplace diversity and other areas that can be linked to her primary areas of research interest. Some of her projects include gender in negotiations, entrepreneurial negotiations, and HEI internationalisation strategies. At the University of Aberdeen, she is a member of SENATE (University Court), co-chairs the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) committee for the Business School, and the Decolonising the Curriculum Steering Group.

Cheryl is enthusiastic about teaching, likes inspiring and helping her students in different ways. She has been nominated and has won Teaching Excellence Awards, in recognition for her innovative contributions and for creating an inclusive learning environment.

Prior to her transition into academia, Cheryl was employed at Hewlett Packard, IBM, and Accenture, which led her to work in the USA, and in India. Her professional career initially as a financial analyst and then as a transition management consultant (project management), exposed her to leading diverse teams successfully, collaborating with international clients, and understanding the need for goal-driven business communication. Cheryl has seven years of experience using ERP systems (SAP, IBM Websphere) and holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

Having completed her DipABRSM in Music Performance (piano), she enjoys playing the piano and composing music.

Cheryl is keen to discuss new research collaborations and supervise potential PhD students.

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Latest Publications

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Prizes and Awards

 - AUSA and UOA Excellence Award winner - 'Best Post Graduate Taught Lecturer' (2021-2022)

 - AUSA and UOA Excellence Award winner - 'Outstanding Contribution to Blended Learning' (2020-2021)

 - 'Principal's Teaching Excellence commendation Award' (2020-2021)

 - 'Martin Rahe Best Paper Award' at the annual SGBED conference (2019)

 - 'AIB Dctoral student travel stipend' to present her work in the annual AIB conference (2015)

 - 'MBS Doctoral Studentship' to pursue a full-time PhD programme (2013-2018).


Research Overview

I am interested in incorporating interdisciplinary perspectives in my research, which centres on:

 - Negotiation and related pedagogy

 - Group dynamics

 - Business communication (intracultural, inter-cultural and cross-cultural) and cross-cultural management:

 - Gender in management

 - Entrepreneurship

 - Internationalisation strategies.


Teaching Responsibilities

Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching (past and current):

  • International Context for Business
  • Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • UG dissertation supervision
  • MSc Management dissertation supervision
  • Negotiation and Cross-cultural Management
  • Interpersonal Management, Negotiation and Persuasion
  • Business Negotiation Skills for Professionals

She welcomes new PhD applicants in the areas of negotiations/conflict management, leadership and decision-makimg, cross-cultural management, entrepreneurship and related topics.

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Non-course Teaching Responsibilities

Academic advisor/Personal tutor for Business School students.


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