Be Curious 2018

As part of the University's research open day, Be Curious 2018, the Business School is running a series of mini lectures showcasing research being undertaken within this year's international theme.

Leeds University Business School mini-lecture series

Join us as we explore:

  • How individuals can make better decisions on matters such as finance, health risk and driving routines
  • How the world of business is changing and what it will be like in the future, focusing on: Chinese business investment in the UK (in the light of Brexit), diversity and inclusion at work, how robotics will change our cities and the way we work and how international business partnerships can help our UK companies expand abroad. 

The event is free of charge with over 30 activities taking place across campus.

Down load the full programme here

Speaker presentations:

  • Gabriella Eriksson
  • Simon McNair
  • Yasmina Okan
  • Kathryn Watson


Event format

11.00am What psychology tells us about how we make financial decisions
11.30am Understanding your health risks: How to make more informed decisions about your health
12 noon Running late? Think twice about bringing your car to full speed
1.00pm Raising the ceiling on diversity and inclusion
1.30pm Rethinking economic value globally and locally
2.00pm Best in class international franchising: how to sell a service abroad

About the speaker


  • Dr Simon McNair - Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow - Management Division
  • Dr Yasmina Okhan - Cancer Research UK Fellow and Associate Professor in Behavioural Decision Making, Management Division
  • Dr Gabriella Eriksson - Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie Fellow, Management Division
  • Dr Kathryn Watson - Research Impact Manager and Principal Investigator: Raising the Ceiling on Diversity and Inclusion: A Corporate Retail Case Study
  • Professor Gary Dymski - Professor of Applied Economics and Co-Director of the CITIES theme
  • Professor Matthew Robson - Professor of Marketing and Head of Marketing Division