Cecily Josten

Cecily Josten

Fellow at LSE Inclusion Initiative, PhD candidate

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

English, French, German, Spanish
Key Expertise
Behavioural Science, Behavioural Economics, Personality, Future of Work

About me

PhD Supervisor: Dr Grace Lordan

Cecily is a final year PhD student in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science and is also a Fellow in Behavioural Science at The Inclusion Initiative (TII). At TII she contributes to the Future of Work and Inclusive Leaders Hubs.  

Cecily’s research focus is on the impact of interpersonal skills and personality on labour market outcomes. She focuses on the role of skills in the future of work and on the role of personality for labour market rewards. She is further developing a scale that measures what makes an individual inclusive of others. Her background is in economics and philosophy.

Cecily has worked in economic consulting for two years prior to joining LSE for a PhD in Behavioural Science. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Edinburgh and an MSc from LSE.


  • Brian Abel-Smith Prize: Best dissertation for the MSc in International Health Economics
  • Brian Abel-Smith Prize: Outstanding performance in the MSc International Health Economics


Expertise Details

Behavioural Economics; Non-cognitive skills; Personality; Quantitative Methods; Occupational sorting