Liora is an LSE Fellow on the MSc Psychology of Economic Life in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science, where she obtained her PhD. Her academic and professional experience spans the fields of social psychology and economics with a specific interest in health-related case studies, which dates back to her early career research in healthcare economics. Liora also has an extensive professional background in accounting, economics and corporate finance, with a BA (Hons) in Economics and Accounting, an Executive Specialised Masters in Coaching & Consulting for Change, an MSc in Economics, and as a licensed CPA.
Her recent academic focus lies in the area of organisational and societal change with a particular emphasis on grassroots activism. Her PhD investigated the application of social movement thinking to large organisations such as the English National Health Service (NHS) using a qualitative approach. The question of how to strategically mobilise collective action to effect change is a problem that many large, complex organisations and social systems face; this problem has been key to Liora’s research. Her current work continues to examine engagement in change processes and the dynamics that drive bottom-up change initiatives.