Laurie O'Broin

Laurie O'Broin

Senior Lecturer, Programme Leader: BSc Business Management - Level 5
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Laurie O'Broin is a Senior Lecturer at Surrey Business School, University of Surrey, UK. She has research interests in leadership and the importance of interpersonal skills in cross-functional project teams. She is a process-improvement engineer turned organisational psychologist with an MSc in Work & Organisational Psychology from Aston University and an MEng in General Engineering from the University of Durham. She worked for a number of years in process improvement and change management before returning to academia. She is a co-author of a systematic review article on how organisational cognitive neuroscience can aid understanding in managerial decision-making in the Journal of International Management Reviews


Semester 1:

  • MAN3090: International Business Strategy
  • MAN1103: Foundations of Business Management
  • MAN1091: Business Skills
  • MANM009: International Business Management
  • MANM360: Psychological Assessment In the Workplace

Semester 2:

  • MAN3110: Globalisation of Emerging Markets (Module Convener)
  • MAN1089: Business Decision Making
  • MAN2135: Business & Organisational Psychology
  • MANM358: Applying Psychology at Work

University roles and responsibilities

  • Programme Leader: BSc Business Management - Level 5
  • Academic Integrity Officer


    Butler, M. J.R., O'Broin, H. L.R., Lee, N. and Senior, C. (2016), How Organizational Cognitive Neuroscience Can Deepen Understanding of Managerial Decision-making: A Review of the Recent Literature and Future Directions. International Journal of Management Reviews, 18: 542-559. doi:10.1111/ijmr.12071

    Martin, R., Epitropaki, O., & O’Broin, L. (2017). Methodological Issues in Leadership Training Research: In Pursuit of Causality. In Methodological Challenges and Advances in Managerial and Organizational Cognition (pp. 73-94). Emerald Publishing Limited.