Dr Laura M. Giurge is an Assistant Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Her research is focused on how the future of work shapes our personal and professional development. Specific topics include perceptions and uses of time, wellbeing, motivation, creativity, work-life balance, and workplace culture. She also studies how to improve decision-making in organisations around resource allocation and gender equality. She addresses these issues by employing a multi-method approach of laboratory and field experiments, qualitative analysis, and large-scale archival real-world datasets, as well as incorporating behavioural economics, psychology, organisational behaviour and management theory.
Dr Giurge holds a Ph.D. in Management from Erasmus University Rotterdam as well as two cum laude Master Degrees in Economics and Business and in Human Resources Management from the University of Groningen (NL). Prior to joining LSE, Laura was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School (UK) and at Cornell University (USA). She was also a visiting scholar at the Harvard Business School (USA).
Dr Giurge’s work has been published in top academic journals with international impact such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature Human Behaviour, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and The Leadership Quarterly, and is often featured in the media. Her writing has also appeared in top popular press outlets such as Harvard Business Review and Forbes.
Dr Giurge is passionate about working together with organisations and applying research insights to address ongoing challenges. Dr Giurge has recently served as an Academic Advisor on a gender-related project ran by the Behavioural Insights Team in the UK. Currently, she is on the Scientific Advisory Board of the 4 Day Week Global organisation, serves as an Academic Advisor for various organisations including MoreThanNow and BBC, and is a Research Fellow at London Business School and at the Wellbeing Research Centre from Oxford University.
Dr Giurge’s research has won a best paper award from the Academy of Management. She has also been awarded research grants from leading institutions such as Cornell University, Harvard University, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and the University of Groningen.
At the LSE, Dr Giurge connects with students and professionals in teaching in the MSc and the Executive MSc in Behavioural Science.
You can reach out to her via email, or follow her work at www.lauramgiurge.com and on social media.