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Natalie Marguet

Natalie Marguet


Dr Natalie Marguet is a Senior Lecturer in Project Management at Liverpool Business School and she is responsible for the development, design and delivery of a number of modules at under and post graduate levels. Her teaching relates to project management, procurement and research methods. Natalie also supervises doctoral students and welcomes inquires from PhD students with complementary research interests.

In the broadest sense, her research is focused on modelling decision and problem solving behaviour. Her research brings a psychological and systems thinking perspective to workplace settings helping individuals and groups improve their own awareness of factors that impact their behaviours and interactions. Ultimately, exposing the intricate dynamics and demonstrating that when individuals are mindful they are able to adapt and become effective, not only as decision-makers, problem solvers but at collaborators and influencers.

One of her current research projects is funded by the Association for Project Management titled ‘Capturing and evaluating individual and social factors that influence critical project decisions’. This research strives to understand how real-time project decisions can be captured, mapped and measured to gain insights into the ways that decisions are made in a project context.

Natalie has also successfully delivered a 20 month Knowledge Transfer Partnership for a social enterprise which set out to deliver an innovative procurement process framework to improve project brief development, project cost predictions and improve control within the companies supply chain.

Prior to joining academia in 2010, Natalie worked for 10 years across a number of sectors including construction, retail, transport and financial services and has held a number of managerial positions.

Her background influences her approach to research as she focused on research impact for practice. Natalie welcomes connections from those with overlapping interests, both from industry and academia.


2017, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom, PhD Business and Management.
2017, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom, BA(Hons) Business Studies
2009, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom, MSc Commercial Building Surveying


Journal article

Marguet N, Ross A, Johnson D. 2009. Developing supply chain procurement systems in social housing Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2009 - Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference, :3-10

Conference publication


Hoverstadt P, Loh L, Marguet NR. Measuring the performance of strategy

Hoverstadt P, Loh L, Marguet NR. Performance measurement: the glue between strategy, organisation and change

Marguet NR. Presentation Title: A person centred approach to organisational sensemaking International PCP Congress: PCP at 60: Past, Present and Future

Meehan J, Marguet NR. Title of presentation: Contesting taken for granted assumptions in multidisciplinary research design SPARC :1-6

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

Organisational Decision Making: What lies beneath managers’ decisions, SCIO: Systems and Cybernetics in Organisation, University of Manchester, Oral presentation 24/04/2017

Decision Making: The value of information, SCIO: Systems and Cybernetics in Organisation, Nottingham Trent University, Oral presentation 06/09/2010

Research Grants Awarded:

Association for Project Management (APM) Research Fund, Capturing and evaluating individual and social factors that influence critical project decisions, Grant value (£): 5,000, Duration of research project: 12 Months