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Dr Grace Lordan

Dr. Grace Lordan, Founding Director of The Inclusion Initiative and Associate Professor at LSE, focuses on labor market skills. Her research covers inclusive leadership, women’s progress, and future work trends. As a UK government advisor, she drives skills and productivity initiatives. Grace’s expertise extends to prestigious publications and speaking engagements on diverse topics like team productivity, decision-making, and resilience. Her debut book, “Think Big, Take Small Steps and Build the Future You Want,” reflects her visionary insights.

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Dr Grace Lordan

About Dr Grace Lordan

Dr. Grace Lordan, equipped with a PhD in Economics and an undergraduate degree in computer science, delves into the intricacies of individual success, examining the impact of bias, discrimination, and technological advancements. With a repertoire of publications in esteemed journals across economics and social sciences, her research has garnered attention from prominent media outlets including The Financial Times, The Guardian, and BBC, among others.

As the visionary behind The Inclusion Initiative (TII) established at the LSE in 2020, Grace orchestrates a pioneering endeavor aimed at infusing behavioral science insights into organisational frameworks. TII serves as a beacon for fostering inclusive environments within firms, with hubs dedicated to dissecting financial services dynamics in London and exploring Growth and Governance through the lens of inclusion metrics.

At the helm of the MSc in Behavioural Science and as a seasoned educator at the LSE, Grace imparts wisdom on corporate behaviour and decision-making, shaping the minds of executive MSc students. Her commitment to inclusive education extends to directing the LSE’s Inclusive Organizations virtual course and sharing over a decade of econometrics expertise.

Beyond academia, Grace’s influence permeates governmental spheres, where she offers her expertise as an advisor on skills and productivity, a member of the BEIS social mobility taskforce, and a stalwart supporter of the Women in Finance Charter. She spearheads impactful consultancy projects for entities like the Low Pay Commission and the European Commission, and graces global stages as an esteemed speaker, championing diversity and productivity initiatives.

In her debut book, “Think Big, Take Small Steps and Build the Future You Want,” published by Penguin in March 2021, Grace distils behavioural science insights into actionable strategies, empowering readers to embark on a journey towards realizing their aspirations.

A sought-after public speaker, Grace captivates audiences in both corporate boardrooms and international conferences, sharing her wealth of knowledge and inspiring transformative change. Her speaking engagements cover a spectrum of topics including how to get teams working more productively together, strategies for thinking big, a toolkit for inclusive leadership, insights into the future of work and skills, methods for making better decisions, leveraging behavioural science for business, and fostering resilience in the workplace. With her multifaceted contributions spanning academia, government, and public discourse, Dr. Grace Lordan continues to catalyze meaningful progress towards a more inclusive and equitable society.

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