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Meghan Leaver


Ms Meghan Leaver is a doctoral researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She completed a bachelors (honours, 1st class) at Queen’s University (Canada), a graduate diploma from McGill University (School of Management) and an MSc (2:1, honours) from Kings College London. Currently, she is completing her PhD at the LSE, where her research interest is in developing new methodology for extracting and exploring human factors in complex and risky organisations, specifically the factors found to be influential in the financial trading domain. This work draws on context driven behaviours that underlie risk taking and human error and influence team performance.

Ms Leaver’s professional work as a senior financial and market risk controller in the commodity trading domain over the past 7 years has developed her interest in organisational behaviour and human error in ‘high-risk’ domains. Ms Leaver publishes and presents on human factors and the nontechnical skills found to be relevant in financial trading and provides insight into context specific drivers or team performance in high risk settings. Her interests include; decision making, human error, cognition, perspective taking, teamwork.

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