Nicola Smith

Nicola Smith


I joined LUBS in 2014. I focus on Taught Postgraduate Students though I teach and tutor at all levels. I am the Programme Director for MSc Management. My PhD research focuses on personal goals, the ending of commitment to goals, and enforced goal change.



  • MSc Management Programme Director

Research interests

  • Goal engagement/disengagement
  • Goal hierarcy
  • Enforced goal change
  • Life transition and goals
  • Skills redundancy as a result of AI introduction


  • PhD (ongoing), University of Leeds (Organizational Behaviour)
  • MRes - Business And Economic Studies (Management - OB focus), University of Leeds
  • PGCE, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • BSc (Hons), Applied Environmental & Resource Science, University of Salford

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Certified Management & Business Educator (CMBE)
  • Academy of Management (AoM)
  • Management & Organizational Behaviour Teaching Society (MOBTS)

Student education

I am the MSc Management programme director. In addition to this, I lead a large PG-level professional practice module, a large Management PG dissertation module, and I also teach across a variety of different modules, mainly those with an OB focus.  
I supervise both UG & PG Dissertations, particularly those focused on Organizational Behaviour using quantitative methods. 

Research groups and institutes

  • Workplace Behaviour Research Centre