trust LAB

trustLAB takes a multidisciplinary approach to exploring trust within and between people, organizations and technology. Our collective goal is to support and develop collaborative research that advances academic and industry understanding of trust. We draw on social science disciplines including psychology, sociology, organisational behaviour and management information systems to consider issues relevant to the development, violation and repair of trust across a range of industry settings. Ongoing projects in our lab include a focus on stakeholder trust in disruptive technologies, such as artificial intelligence and cloud computing, the influence of trust breaches, organisational policy and technology introduction on trust in organisations, strategies for influencing trust in organisational and government leadership, and understanding the factors driving change in trust over time across a variety contexts.


Lisa van der Werff

Dr. Lisa van der Werff

Lead, Co-Director & Associate Professor in Organisational Psychology


Penny Coughlan

Research Assistant, PhD Student
Orla Feeney DCU Business School

Dr. Orla Feeney

Associate Professor in Accounting

Dr. Grace Fox DCU Business School

Dr. Grace Fox

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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Professor Yseult Freeney

Research Director & Professor of Organisational Psychology


Professor Claire Gubbins

LInK Lab Lead, Professor in Organisational Behaviour & HRM


Niamh Kavanagh

PhD Student


Sian Kelly

PhD Student

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Dr. Jennifer Kennedy

Postdoctoral Researcher

Professor Theo Lynn

DES Lab Lead, Co-Director & Full Professor of Digital Business

Dr. Brid Murphy

Associate Professor in Accounting

Dr. Colette Real

Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship

Dr. Xuchang Zheng

Assistant Professor in Organisational Behaviour

Associate Members


Christopher Barhorst

Researcher, University of Glasgow


Anna-Marie Bertram

PhD Student, University of Basel

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Niamh Daly

PhD Student, University of Queensland

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Sarah Kennedy

Part-time Lecturer, Marketing


Dr. Cassandra Lippert

Postgraduate Researcher, University of Glasgow

Akanksha Lohmore

Technological University of Dublin


Dr. Valerie Lyons

COO BH Consulting

Berni Naughton

Athlone Institute of Technology


Professor Rosalind Searle

Professor in HRM & Organisational Psychology, University of Glasgow500


Dr. Junyi Xiao

Postgraduate Researcher