Portsmouth Business School

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Dr. Lynn N. S. Lansbury

  • Qualifications: PhD, Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management, 2014; PgCert Social Research Methods (Distinction), 2011; BSc. (First Class Hons) Psychology, 2010; State-Certified (California) Conflict Resolution and Mediation, 2004.
  • Role Title: Learning Support Tutor
  • Address: Richmond Building Portland Street Portsmouth PO1 3DE
  • Telephone: 023 9284 4007
  • Email: lynn.lansbury@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Portsmouth Business School
  • Faculty: Portsmouth Business School


In September 2016 I joined the PBS study support team as the level 6 tutor. Prior to this I was a principal investigator in geriatric medicine at the University of Southampton, responsible for a project implementing Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in Primary Care. This role included development of the protocol, preparation and submission of NHS ethics, day-to-day running of the research project, presentations, Patient and Public Involvement (PPI), and publications. Before joining the University of Southampton I conducted research for a range of projects in Economics, Strategy, Enterprise and Innovation (including Ministry of Defence ethics), Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management, and Marketing at the University of Portsmouth. During this time I led seminars on the Exploring Psychology unit and I completed my PhD, "The development, measurement and implementation of a bystander intervention strategy: A field study on workplace verbal bullying in a large UK organisation".

My research interests include the experiences of first generation students in UK higher education, competency and confidence in heutagogy, and bystander behaviours.


Teaching Responsibilities

I work with students via email, one-to-one tutorials and in small groups to support their final individual research project or dissertation, synthesising the academic skills they have developed throughout their degree. The focus is on structure, appropriate use of sources, critical argument, and presentation of results. Additionally, I encourage self-determined learning in students returning from placement for their final undergraduate year and direct entry students.


Most recently I have conducted implementation research in applied settings combining existing theories to resolve issues using quantitative and qualitative methods. This included using new algorithms for efficient initial identification of primary care patients at risk of frailty; piloting the acceptability of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in primary care; and implementing a bystander awareness programme.

I am currently on a supervisory panel for a Keiser University, Ft Lauderdale, PhD student’s project, “Emotional Intelligence and Workplace Bullying: A Bystander Perspective”.