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Dr Rebecca Newton

Senior Visiting Fellow


Dr Rebecca Newton is an organisational psychologist, specialising in leadership, organisational culture and change. She joined the Department of Management in 2008, and currently lectures in Management in Action and Global Management Practice. She additionally teaches Business Communication on the CEMS Global Alliance Masters in Management. Prior to this, she was a Visiting Fellow in the LSE’s Department of Social Psychology and at Harvard University.

Since 1999, Dr Newton has been an advisor, coach and consultant to multinationals and professional service firms in leadership development, change management and culture transformation. She has worked with thousands of leaders and teams globally, including from Aerosystems International, ArcelorMittal, Barclays, Bank of America Corporation, BG Group, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Dentsu Aegis, Ericsson, Industrial Bank of China, London Crossrail, Microsoft, the United Nation’s Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market, Panasonic, State Bank of India and Vodafone.

Dr Newton has a PhD in Psychology and an MSc in Social and Organisational Psychology with Distinction from the LSE, and a BA in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Sydney. She serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Change Management and is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review.

Research interests

  • Leadership
  • Organisational Change
  • Organisational Culture
  • Coaching
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Recent publications