Nicola Smith


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
2014 to  present - Leeds University Business School
2011 to 2014 - Univeristy of Leeds & University of Nottingham (Engineering Faculties)
2004 to 2011 - University of York
Selected conference papers:
Smith, N. (2018) Off to a flying start; academic skills training for PG students. UK Advising & Tutoring Conference. Derby. 
Hill, L. & Smith, N. (2018) ‘Yes, I am interested in you!’ – Enhancing Chinese Students’ Experience through Personal Tutorials. Chartered ABS Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Annual Conference.  Glasgow.
Smith, N. (2018) Pick 'n' Mix: building multicultural teams to enhance peer support, student wellbeing and employability.  NACADA: The Global Community for  Academic Advising International Conference. Dublin.


  • MSc Management Programme Director
  • Co-Lead - Enhancing Management Learning Group, Management Division
  • Divisional Academic Integrity Officer

Research interests

Goals, self-concordance and subjective well-being
Academic skills development 
Gamification of learning

Student education

I teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate level on LUBS Management programmes and I am a dissertation supervisor for postgraduate and undergraduate students.

Research groups and institutes

  • Workplace Behaviour Research Centre