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Dr Rebecca Newton

Senior Visiting Fellow


Dr Rebecca Newton lectures in leadership and professional development. Prior to joining the Department as a Senior Visiting Fellow, she was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University and at the Department of Social Psychology, LSE.

Since 1999, Dr Newton has been acting as a consultant and special advisor to multinationals and professional service firms in leadership development, change management and culture transformation. She has advised and trained hundreds of business leaders and their teams from organisations such as Ericsson, Microsoft, London Crossrail, Bank of America Corporation, BG Group, Arcelor Mittal and many professional services firms. Rebecca is a member of the Duke Corporate Education's Global Learning Resource Network, a registered psychologist with the NSW Psychologists' Registration Board of Australia, and is also on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Change Management.

Dr Newton has a PhD in Social Psychology (change management) and an MSc in Social and Organisational Psychology with Distinction from LSE, and a BA in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Sydney.

Research interests

  • Leadership of change
  • Organisational culture
  • Co-leadership
  • People management of resistance to change
  • Cultural integration in M&A

Dr Newton's main research interests are in leadership of change, and organisational culture. Her current research focuses on co-leadership, and how multinationals change and facilitate an aligned global corporate culture through their leadership processes. Other research interests include people management of resistance to change, and cultural integration in M&A.

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