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School of Business and Management

Dr Lilian Schofield


Senior Lecturer in Non Profit Management Practice; Programme Director for MSc Management(January intake); Academic Lead, Undergraduate Year in Industry (YII) Programmes, Queen Mary Academy Fellow

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 6543
Room Number: Room 3.30a, Francis Bancroft Building, Mile End Campus


Lilian Schofield is a Senior Lecturer in Non-Profit Management with a background in Public Administration and International Development. Her current teaching interests are (i) Non-profit management (ii) International Development (iii) social change, and (iv) Critical management pedagogy. Before joining QMUL, Lilian taught at the Development Planning Unit (DPU), University College London (UCL), in the MSc Development Administration and Planning programme. Her teaching experience includes teaching at the Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management, UCL and at Birkbeck, University of London.

Lilian completed her PhD in the Department of Human and Built Environment at the University of Salford, Greater Manchester. She holds an MA in International Development, majoring in Poverty, Conflict, and Reconstruction from the Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM), now the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, and a BA in Public Administration from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

Lilian is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.



  • Contemporary Live Project

  • Skills and Methods for Sustainable Management

Lilian is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

My teaching philosophy is based on building an intellectually stimulating, inclusive and safe learning environment that fosters critical thinking.


Public Engagement

  • Lilian is Committee Member Teaching and Learning Conference, Academy of Management.


    Lilian is academic external panel member for in person Periodic Reviews for international management at PGT level: MSc International Management (MiM) on 21 May 2024

  • Lilian is external examiner for the Master of Business Administration with Professional Placement (2023), Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise.

Some of her public engagement include:

  • Academy of Management Annual Meeting Reviewer (2023)
  • Progress in Development Studies reviewer (2023)
  • Queen Mary University of London’s academic representative in tripartite review with employers for the Degree Apprenticeships-BSc Business Management (Social Change).
  • Participant in the Diasporans in Humanitarian Assistance event by Shabaka in partnership with Meta (2023).

Guest Lectures:

  • Aid workers communities, relationships and identities. Development Planning Unit, University College London (2023).
  • Civil Society and NGOs: Filling the gaps. Development Planning Unit, University College London (2022).
  • NGOs and Civil Society as alternative development actors. Development Planning Unit, University College London (2021).

Scholarly Contributions

Journal papers. 

  • Zhou, X. and Schofield, L. (2024). Using social learning theories to explore the role of generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) in collaborative learning. Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education. DOI: 


  • Schofield, L. (2022). The Workings and Effects of Precarious Employment on Black Women Educators in Development Studies: An Autoethnographic Account of an International Fieldtrip. Progress in Development Studies, 22(3), 305–311. 


Peer-reviewed blogs 


Other scholarly blogs 


  • Schofield, L.; Zhou, X.; & Mosonyi, S. (2024). Incorporating generative AI into capstone projects to enhance student's skills in critical feedback, problem-solving, and creativity. Paper presented in Deep Sea Islands of Innovation 2024, held 10th May, University of Liverpool, UK. 
  • Schofield, L., Zhou, X., Zhang, J., Durowoju, O. A., Odea, X., & Odea M. (2024). “Integrating generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) inclusively for constructivist-oriented active learning”, Paper presented at the 84th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, held 9-13 of August 2024, Chicago, Illinois, USA (presenter).  
  • Zhou, X., Schofield, L. & Zhang, J. (2024). “How can I ethically and effectively use AI-powered tools for my learning if you won’t teach me? Enhancing AI Literacy through AI Workshop in Higher Education”, Paper presented at Learning and Teaching, Student Experience 2024 (LTSE), held 14-15th of May, Birmingham, UK (presenter). 
  • Schofield, L., Rose, R., and Elston, P. (2024). “Classroom to Real-Life Practices: Practical Applications of Learning by Doing”. Paper presented at Queen Mary, University of London Festival of Education Conference 2024, held 6-7th March 2024, London, UK (Chair). 
  • Zhou, X., Schofield, L., Zhang, J., Howell, L. & Abuelmaatti, A. (2024). “Empowering the Next Generation: Co-Creating AI Literacy Training Package with Students at the Helm”, paper presented at Teaching and Learning Conference 2024, held 2-4th July 2024, Nottingham Trent University, UK (presenter). 
  • Zhou, X., Schofield, L., Zhang, J., Howell, L. & Abuelmaatti, A. (2024). “Enhancing Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration: Co-creating AI Skills Enhancement Resources through Student-Staff Best Practice Sharing Sessions”, Paper presented at Queen Mary, University of London Festival of education conference 2024, held 6-7th March 2024, London, UK (panellist). 
  • Schofield, L., Zhou, X., Zhang, J., Valez, T., Petrov, G., Morrison, D. (2024). “Advancing Business and Management Students' Agency through inclusive experiential learning approaches and authentic assessment in the era of Artificial Intelligence (AI)”, paper presented at Management & Organizational Behaviour Teaching Society (MOBTS) conference, June 27-30, 2024, James Cook University, Singapore (panel chair). 
  • Schofield, L., Zhou, X., Zhang, J., Valez, T., Petrov, G., Morrison, D. (2023). “ACEing’ learning: Enhancing student’s skills and learning through ‘learning by doing’”. School of Economics and Finance Second International Conference in Education and Scholarship. 10th of November 2023, Queen Mary University of London (Panel chair). 
  • Schofield, L., Zhou, X. and Morrison, L.D. (2023). “Closing the gap in responsible management education through student-led extracurricular activities.” Paper presented at the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, held 4-8 of August 2023, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. 
  • Schofield, L. and Zhou, X. (2023). “Shaping the future through engagement with consultation projects. A case study of student-staff consultation projects” Paper presented at advanced HE Teaching and Learning conference 2022, held 4-6th of July 2023, Keele University, UK. 
  • Schofield, L. and Zhou, X. (2023). “Where do business schools fit in the conversation of responsible management-as-practice, and what tools and approaches are instrumental for responsible management education?”. Paper presented at the 39th EGOS colloquium, held 6-8 of July 2023, University of Cagliari, Italy.  
  • Schofield, L. and Morrison, D. L. (2023). A critical exploration of approaches to understanding students' 'silences', encouraging students 'voices' and engagement with group collaborative class activities. Paper presented at LTSE conference. 
  • Schofield, L. & Morrison, D. L. (2022). Strategies for managing the intersection of work and volunteering in business and management programmes in a UK business school. The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Academy of management. August 5-9, 2022. 
  • Schofield, L., Morrison, D. L., Padumadasa, E. and McGurk, P. (2022). Interrogating inclusive learning and 'success' and what it means for diverse types of learners. Advance He Teaching and Learning Conference 2022: Teaching in the spotlight: Where next for enhancing student success? 5-7 July 2022 at Northumbria University, Newcastle. 
  • Schofield, L., Mosonyi, S. & Morrison, D. L. (2022). Challenges, gaps and the way forward. Integrating sustainability in Management Programmes. A case study of MSc Management and Degree Apprenticeships-BSc Business Management (Social Change) programmes. PRME Conference 2022. The 8th Annual Conference of the UK and Ireland PRME Regional Chapter, hosted by Hull University Business School. 
  • Schofield, L. & Morrison D. L. (2021) ‘Beyond the outbreak and imagining the aftermath: Emerging issues from the global south.’ Outcome of 2020 colloquium held at QMUL and presented at the Development Studies Association 2021 conference and published in SBM blog. 
  • Schofield, L. (2019). Transformative learning through the inclusion of racialised discourse in International Development Studies.  DSA 2019: Opening up Development. 
  • Schofield, L. (2019). Unpacking epistemic violence and racialisation in Higher Education Institutions. Radical Pedagogies: Macpherson 20 years on. September 2019. De Montfort University (DMU) hosted the second Radical Pedagogies event in conjunction with the Stephen Lawrence Research Centre and the Freedom to Achieve project at DMU. 
  • Schofield, L. and Walls, M. (2017) Deconstructing the effects of urban conflict on ‘urban space and place’. The case study of Kaduna state, Nigeria. The International Workshop: Violence and (In-) security in the City in Durham. 


  • QMUL Festival of Education poster award: SCHOLARSHIP – Dr Lilian Schofield (2024). ‘ACEing’ for Excellence: Practical insights and approaches to fostering transformative student experiences through ‘Learning by Doing’ approach.


  • QMUL Festival of Education poster award: IMPACT - Dr Xue Zhou, Dr Joanne Zhang, Dr Lilian Schofield, Dr Aisha Abuelmaatti, Dr Lesley Howell Enhancing Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration: Co-creating AI Skills Enhancement Resources through Student-Staff Best Practice Sharing Sessions
  • President and Principle’s Fund for Educational Excellence:  “Co-creating AI best practices in higher education (HE): Building AI skills enhancement resources through interdisciplinary Student-Staff Best Practice Sharing Sessions” – (Sep 2023 – Aug 2024, Co-investigator).

  • Drapers’ Fund for Innovation and Learning and Teaching 23/24:  “Innovative and diverse creation of teaching materials in Economics, Finance and Business Management: new approaches in the classroom with co-creating Research-Led, Learning by Doing, Peer-Led Team Learning and Teaching with Historical Perspectives”– (Sep 2023 – Aug 2024, Co-investigator).
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