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Dr Neil Shepherd

Senior Lecturer in Strategy

The Management School



Research overview

Neil is a Chartered Accountant, and prior to pursuing an academic career he worked for KPMG in London, in both their advisory and audit practices. He joined Lancaster University Management School in November 2022, and previously he held the post of Senior Lecturer in Strategy at Aston Business School in Birmingham.


Neil is focused on theoretically and methodologically rigorous empirical research, drawing on the domains of organizational, social, and cognitive psychology. Specifically, Neil's research is focused on the psychology of strategic management, and the analysis of social and cognitive processes during strategic decision making and strategy implementation.

PhD supervision

Strategic Decision Making, Behavioral Strategy, Upper Echelons/Top Management Teams

Research overview

The social-psychology of strategic decision-making; the social-psychology of teams during strategy implementation; behavioral strategy

Research overview

Top management teams, teams, social psychology, cognitive psychology, organizational psychology

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