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Contact Details

Phone: +44(0)121 204 3093 
Email: n.shepherd@aston.ac.uk
Room: ABS423

Research Interests

The social-psychology of strategic decision-making; the social-psychology of teams during strategy implementation; behavioral strategy

Research Interests

Top management teams, teams, social psychology, cognitive psychology, organizational psychology


Neil is a Chartered Accountant, and prior to pursuing an academic career he worked for KPMG in London, in both their mergers and acquisitions and audit practices. He has worked for Aston Business School since 2009, teaching on both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.


Neil is focused on theoretically and methodologically rigorous empirical research, drawing on the domains of organizational, social, and cognitive psychology. Specifically, Neil's research is focused on the psychology of strategic management, and the analysis of social and cognitive processes during strategic decision making and strategy implementation.


  • PhD, Aston University. Subject: Strategic Decision Making
  • MSc, Aston University. Subject: Research in Management

  • BSc, Aston University. Subject: Management Studies

  • Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

Teaching Activity

  • BSM992 Crafting Organizational Strategy (Executive MBA)
  • BM3399 Strategic Management (Undergraduate, final year)

  • MBA and MSc Dissertations

Funding Applications and Awards

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Quota Nomination (3+1). Grant number ES/H006729/1. Value £70,000.

Membership of Professional Bodies

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). (2007 - Present)   


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