Contact Dr Marwa Tourky


Marwa is Associate Professor of Marketing and Brand Management at the School of Management. Before joining Cranfield, she was Senior Lecturer at Exeter University Business School, UK. Her research focuses on corporate identity, communications and reputation management. Dr Tourky holds a PhD from Hull University Business School, where she also earned her Masters degree.

Her main research focus is on corporate marketing particularly corporate brand, identity and reputation management. She also works on integrated marketing communications (IMC) and CSR. In addition, her research examines the links between western and eastern social relationship networks, including guanxi, and wasta. Her research has appeared in European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Business Research, Corporate Reputation Review, and Qualitative Market Research: an International Journal.

Marwa is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is a passionate teacher and keen to promote academic rigour, practical application as well as a high level of student engagement in the classroom. Her teaching centres around marketing communications.

She is always looking for enthusiastic and experienced people from the private, public and not-or-profit sectors to share their insights and expertise in lectures and seminars. She is also keen to connect alumni with current students to share experiences and knowledge about their career choices in marketing communications, advertising and branding. Please contact Marwa directly if you are interested in engaging.

Nationality: British Egyptian


BSc (Hons), MRes (Distinction), PhD, PgCert, FHEA

Research opportunities

Research interests

Corporate Brand, Identity and Reputation Management

Corporate and Marketing Communications

Corporate Social Responsibility

Social Networks

Relationship Marketing

Research projects

Marwa is currently working on a broad range of projects with collaborators from both the UK and worldwide. Marwa's research focuses on four areas. First, on exploring the meaning and dimensions of corporate identity, in different contexts, and creating a toolkit for corporate identity management. Second, on examining the influence of various organisational factors (including core values and culture) and business dynamics on reputation building. Third, on the influence of integrated marketing communication (IMC) on brand performance. Fourth, on the role of social networks in attracting and maintain new customers.

PhD Supervision

Mengqi Zhong who is exploring corporate reputation management in social enterprises.

Mohamed Adel who is investigating the relationship between brand experience and corporate reputation in hotel industry.

Dr Tourky would be interested in supervising doctoral research following a positivist or pragmatic approach in studying the dynamics of identity, reputation and communications fields from both corporate and consumer perspectives.

Current activities

Research Impact

Marwa is currently working on a number of externally and internally funded research projects. Marwa is Principal Investigator (PI) on ESRC funded project 'Exploring the determinants of an effective implementation of Surfwell and measuring its impact on employees' wellbeing '. In collaboration with Devon and Cornwall police (DCP), this project explores the effectiveness of surfing intervention for improving mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. This high-profile project seeks to equipping DCP managers with a tool (framework) of determinants and best-practice dimensions for the successful implementation of Surfwell programme.

Marwa is Co-I on HEFCE funded project 'Leadership Development for Public Service Mutual Libraries', researching how libraries can maximise their social and economic value for a broad group of stakeholders including Libraries Unlimited, Explore York Libraries & Archives Mutual Limited, Suffolk Libraries IPS and California State Library. This high-profile project seeks to help libraries develop and capture their impact on local communities, and connect this social value to financial value using alternative forms of organizing independent from the public.

Marwa is also Co-I on Transforming Transitions research project, which examines and challenges potential barriers experienced by students with BTEC qualifications as they apply for, and then enter, higher education. "Transforming Transitions' led by Professor Debra Myhill, received £500,000 funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

External positions

External Examiner for BSc Business and Management, Brunel University London.

External Examiner for BA Business and Marketing and BA Advertising and Marketing, Coventry University.

Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Previous Vice-Chair of South West Federation of Museums and Art Galleries Board of Trustees.

Member of the American Academy of Advertising

Member of the Academy of Marketing (AM)

Member of Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

Member of the British Academy of Management (BAM)

Co-Chair of the 23rd International Conference in Corporate and Marketing Communications (CMC)

Special Issue Guest Editor, Journal of Marketing Communications


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