John Ensor

John Ensor

Prof John Ensor



John Ensor is a Professor of Marketing, within the Marketing, Sales and Entrepreneurship subject group at The Business School, Edinburgh Napier University.

John has a Doctorate in Business Administration from Nottingham Business School and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. John is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Chartered Institute and is a former Senior Examiner for the Planning and Control paper on the Institute's postgraduate diploma qualification. He is also a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Prior to working in higher education he had 12 years senior management experience in the retail sector.
John's main research and knowledge transfer interests lie in the areas of strategic marketing, tourism marketing and organisational creativity and innovation. He has published three text books and a range of articles in these areas.

Research Areas


Public/Community Engagement

  • Member of the Board of Visit West Lothian
  • Trustee of Autism Initiatives Scotland.


Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Member of the Committee de Perfectionnement , IPAG, Paris.



  • QAA specialist subject reviewer, Business & Management.


Visiting Positions

  • Visiting lecturer, Fuzhou University, China.


Research Degree External Examining

  • MPhil, Southmton University
  • PhD, Warwick University
  • DBA, Nottingham Trent University
  • PhD, Bournemouth University
  • PhD, Robert Gordon University
  • PhD, Southampton Solent University
  • PhD, University of Strathclyde


Fellowships and Awards

  • Registered Practitioner, the Higher Education Academy
  • Principal Fellow, the Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Marketing


External Examining/Validations

  • Senior Examiner, Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • External Examiner, Southampton Solent University
  • External Examiner, Regents Business School
  • External Examiner, Nottingham Trent University
  • Examiner, Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • External Examiner, Manchester Metropolitan University


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