Lina Daouk-Öyry is a Tenured Associate Professor of Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management at the Olayan School of Business (OSB) at the American University of Beirut (AUB). She is also a Visiting Researcher at Aalto University and the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Scholar Award from the Arab for Social and Economic Development.
In addition to producing research that has appeared in top tier journals across disciplines, Lina is an Engaged Scholar who also plays an active role in translating this knowledge into practice in ways that collaboratively address social issues and community needs and concerns. With the minimal investment at the national and organizational levels in developing the skills and competencies of Middle Managers in hospitals across Lebanon, Lina founded the Evidence-based Healthcare Management Unit (EHMU) to address this issue. EHMU is a cross-disciplinary unit focused on promoting the use of data, evidence, and scientific methodologies for improving operational decision-making and the business context in hospital settings.
Following the multiple crises that hit Lebanon from the economic collapse in 2019, to the Covid19 pandemic, and the catastrophic Blast that rocked Beirut in summer 2020, Lina co-founded a grassroots initiative Khaddit Beirut, which aims to co-create local solutions, co-build alternative institutions, co-design best practices, and growth opportunities that ensure the wellbeing and dignity of the inhabitants of Lebanon. Her role was focused on developing the strategic plan of Khaddit Beirut, and our initiative was recognized by AACSB as Innovations that Inspire.
In parallel, Lina is a Research Affiliate at the Center for Inclusive Business and Leadership for Women (CIBL.W), and Co-Ambassador of Women in Data Science (WiDS), we she actively works on partnering with private and public sectors and policy change for women economic empowerment.