Lauren Machon

Lauren Machon


After completing an MSc in Occupational Psychology at the University of Sheffield, I joined Leeds University Business School in 2011 as a Research Assistant, where I worked on numerous projects with clients such as the NHS, British Gas, ARUP and Rolls Royce. During this time, I applied learning and expertise in organisational psychology and social-technical systems thinking to a range of organisational challenges, in projects such as Mainstreaming Assistive Living Technologies (MALT), social prescribing in the third sector and energy efficient behaviour change in schools. Following the end of this employment, I moved into consultancy within the private sector. Following a new opportunity to rejoin the Business School in 2016, I decided to undertake my own PhD and was awarded a scholarship by the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership, which included the completion of an MA in Social Research. 

Research interests

My current research interests are in successful innovation implementation in organisations and technology/innovation acceptance. I utilize socio-technical systems thinking and event systems theory to the study of innovation, which offers a holistic and contextualized perspective that increases our understanding of complex organisational phenomenon.


  • MA Social Research (Interdisplinery) (Distinction), The University of Leeds
  • MSc Occupational Psychology (Merit), The University of Sheffield
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (2:1), The Univeristy of Hull

Research groups and institutes

  • Workplace Behaviour Research Centre
  • Socio-Technical Centre