Lauren Machon

Lauren Machon


After completing an MSc in Occupational Psychology at the University of Sheffield, Lauren joined Leeds University Business School in 2011 as a Research Assistant. During her tenure, she worked on several projects with clients such as the NHS, British Gas, ARUP, and Rolls Royce. In this role, Lauren applied her learning and expertise in organisational psychology and socio-technical systems thinking to address various organisational challenges, including Mainstreaming Assistive Living Technologies (MALT), social prescribing in the third sector, and energy-efficient behaviour change in schools.

Following the conclusion of this employment, she transitioned into leadership consultancy within the private sector and rejoined the Business School in 2016. It was during this time that she decided to undertake a PhD and was awarded a prestigious scholarship by the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership. Throughout her doctoral studies, Lauren's contribution to the teaching community was acknowledged as she became an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and won the Business School Partnership Award in 2022.

Lauren successfully completed her PhD in 2023 and now holds the position of Behaviour Lab Manager. In this role, she applies her expertise to support innovative teaching and research initiatives across the business school.


  • Behaviour Lab Manager

Research interests

Lauren's current research interests lie in innovation adoption and technology acceptance. She is also exploring the application of event systems theory in management studies as a method of investigating how organisational phenomena develop over time.


  • PhD Management
  • MA Social Research (Interdisaplinery)
  • MSc Occupational Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology