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Dr Emma Soane

Assistant Professor of Management

Organisational Behaviour Faculty Group


Dr Emma Soane joined the Department of Management in 2008. She teaches organisational behaviour and leadership to postgraduate students and executives. Dr Soane holds a BSc Psychology (University of Leicester), an MSc Occupational Psychology (University of Sheffield). and a PhD Psychology (University of Sheffield). She is a Chartered Psychologist, a Chartered Scientist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

 Before joining the department, Dr Soane worked as an assistant psychologist in mental health and learning disabilities services at several NHS trusts. She was a research fellow at London Business School and a senior lecturer then reader at Kingston Business School. Dr Soane has travelled and worked in more than 40 countries.

Research interests

  • Personality
  • Risk taking and risk management
  • Leadership
  • Engagement with work 

Dr Soane's research considers how interactions between individual differences and work environments shape decisions, performance and risk taking. She examines the ways that people make choices about risk, their engagement with their work, and considers the implications for leaders and followers. Dr Soane has extensive field work experience in public and private sector organisations, including government departments, local government, NHS hospitals, manufacturing, waste management and top-tier investment banks.

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