American University of Beirut

Dr. Lina Daouk-Öyry


Lina Daouk-Öyry​


Associate Professor of Organizational Psychology
BI Norwegian School of Business, Norway
Visiting Researcher, Aalto University, Finland​


Dr. Daouk-Öyry is Associate Professor of Organizational Psychology, interested in bridging between academia and practice, and utilizing academic knowledge in the service of society. Her research lies at the intersection of people, management, organization and society. As a Scholar-Activist, her approach to research is inter-disciplinary and translational, focused on partnering with researchers and practitioners across fields and creating multiple forms of scholarly outputs to better integrate research and societal impact.

She is a 'context sensitive' researcher with expertise in the cross-cultural context of the Arab MENA, the context of the Healthcare sector, and Extreme contexts where crises and disasters predominate. She has led the team that developed the first indigenous model of personality for the Arab world; published extensively on individual differences and evidence-based management in healthcare; and her current research focuses on organizing in extreme contexts.

She is the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Scholar Award from the Arab for Social and Economic Development and her scholarly activism work with her colleagues in the aftermath of the Beirut blast was also recognized by AACSB as innovations that inspire. She is an advocate of women's and LGBTQ+ rights and has collaborated on multiple projects advocating for women's economic empowerment across the Arab MENA region as well as LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion in Lebanon. 


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