Dr Carol (Yongmei) Zhang

Senior Lecturer in HR, OB and PPDP
Yongmei Zhang


Senior Lecturer in HR, OB and PPDP


BA (China), MA (China), MBA (Liverpool), PGCert (Liverpool), TESOL (London), PhD (Liverpool), PGCAP (Glos), FHEA

Contact details


Tel: 01285 652531


University responsibilities

  • Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior and Personal and Professional Development Planning
  • Member of Academic Quality and Standard Committee (AQSC)
  • Programme Manager of FdSc Business and Enterprise
  • Member of Academic Board

Module leader

  • HR in Context
  • Managing HR
  • Business Environment
  • Personal and Professional Development Planning

Professional memberships

  • Associate Member of Chinese Economic Association (CEA), UK
  • Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • Member of Chartered Management Institute (MCMI)
  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (FHEA)


Research interests

  • Principal research interests lie in the field of International human resource management.
  • Academic background is an MA, an MBA and a doctorate in International HRM in Banking of China.
  • Committed to research in transnational business and organization, cross cultural management, global business and HR, and HR strategy.
  • Interested in the development of leadership research and consultancy in Chinese organizations



Teaching responsibilities

  • HR in Context
  • Organizational Behavior
  • PPDP
  • Managing HR
  • Practice Management
  • Rural Business Enterprise
  • Research Methods
  • Teaching research methodology to postgraduate students 
  • Supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations

Supervisor of undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations



Academic achievement

  • Wu, P., Zhang, J.Y., Zhang., Y., and Yang, L. (2017) Professional English of Food Quality and Safety. Chemistry Industry Press. China
  • Wu, P., Zhang, Y., Wang, Y., Xiang, Q.S., and Yang, Y. (2017) Food Safety Management System. Chemistry Industry Press. China
  • Topolansky, F., Zhang, Y., Gonzales, M. and Clemence, M. (2016) Does the conventional paradigm help to analyse the competitiveness of an industry? International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences 6 (9), pp.68-84. ISSN: 2222-6990
  • Zhang, Y (2015) Evaluating my practice of engaging students learning: an evidence based practice using self-reflection. HEA Annual Conference. Manchester Studio, 3-4 Dec.
  • Zhang, Y., Topolansky, F. and Baird, Thomas. (2015) Competitiveness in a Saturated Market. A Case Study of the Scottish Craft Beer Industry. International Journal of Business and Social Sciences 6 (8), pp. 28-46
  • Zhang, Y., Topolanski, F. & Goodhow, W (2014) The perceptions of salient stakeholders on the conversion from ‘renewable obligations’ to ‘contract for differences’ in the UK low carbon energy sector. International Journal of Business and Social Sciences 5, 8(1), pp. 25-34
  • Zhang, Y. (2013) Performance Appraisal in China. Lambert, Germany
  • Zhang, Y. & Lovegrove, I. (2010) Performance Appraisal for Chinese State-owned Banking Industry, Journal of Organisational Transformation and Social Change 6 (3), pp. 189-200
  • Zhang, Y. & Lovegrove, I. (2008) Performance Appraisal in Chinese State-owned Banking Industry. Conference Paper, Annual CEA conference, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Zhang, Y. (2004) Managing Successfully International Joint Ventures in China. MBA dissertation, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Lai, A. & Zhang, Y. (2004) Advanced English. Guangming Daily Publishing House
  • Zhang, Y. (2003) Comparison of Compliment and Compliment Responses between American and Chinese People. MA dissertation. Henan University
  • Zhang, Y. (2001) Skills to identify grammar faults. A Social Garden of English, Henan University publishing house