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portrait of Dr Lynsey Mahmood

Dr Lynsey Mahmood

Lecturer in Organisational Psychology

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Psychology

Contact Information


Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Lynsey recently joined the Organisational Psychology Group after completing her PhD at the University of Kent. Lynsey's primary area of interest is in mindfulness and its applications to social judgements and person evaluations. She is also interested in group dynamics, decision-making and employee behaviour, with a particular focus on organisational identity, motivation and leadership.

Other projects that Lynsey has been involved in include investigating whether work placements improve skill development and perceptions of employability, and testing the use of a brief mindfulness task in reducing stereotype threat in children. She is also the Web Officer for the BPS Social Psychology Section.


  1. PhD, University of Kent, United Kingdom, Sep 2012 – Jan 2017
  2. MSc by Research in Psychology, University of Kent, United Kingdom, Sep 2011 – Sep 2012
  3. BSc Applied Psychology, University of Kent, United Kingdom, Sep 2008 – Jul 2011

Memberships of committees

  1. LinkedIn Manager, The Association for Business Psychology, Feb 2018 – present
  2. Web Officer: managing updates to section webpage, social media accounts, and blog., BPS Social Psychology Section, Aug 2016 – Sep 2017
  3. Postgraduate Rep and Ordinary member, BPS London & Home Counties, Oct 2014 – Jul 2016


Journal articles (4)

  1. Meleady, R., Abrams, D., Van de Vyver, J., Hopthrow, T., Mahmood, L., Player, A. … Leite, A.C. (2017). Surveillance or Self-Surveillance? Behavioral Cues Can Increase the Rate of Drivers’ Pro-Environmental Behavior at a Long Wait Stop. Environment and Behavior, 49(10), pp. 1156–1172. doi:10.1177/0013916517691324.
  2. Mahmood, L., Hopthrow, T. and de Moura, G.R. (2016). A Moment of Mindfulness: Computer-Mediated Mindfulness Practice Increases State Mindfulness. PLOS ONE, 11(4). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0153923.
  3. Hopthrow, T., Hooper, N., Mahmood, L., Meier, B.P. and Weger, U. (2016). Mindfulness reduces the correspondence bias. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70(3), pp. 351–360. doi:10.1080/17470218.2016.1149498.
  4. Mahmood, L., Slabu, L., Randsley de Moura, G. and Hopthrow, T. (2015). Employability in the first degree: The role of work placements on students’ perceptions of graduate employability. Psychology Teaching Review.


  1. Abrams, D., Swift, H. and Mahmood, L. (2016). Prejudice and unlawful behaviour, exploring levers for change. Equally & Human Rights Commission. ISBN 978-1-84206-677-5.