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School of Business and Management

Lei Yuan

 Lei Yuan


Lei Yuan commenced his doctoral research at the School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London in September 2022.   

Prior to joining Queen Mary, Lei served as a teaching assistant at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) for two modules: INS 202 International Relations Research Methods at the undergraduate level, and INS 410 Transnational Corporations and Global Challenges at the postgraduate level. In addition, he worked as a corporate social responsibility (CSR) auditor at SAGEMCOM, a prominent French multinational corporation in the telecommunications sector.  

Lei possesses a Master’s degree in International Business with Distinction from the University of Liverpool and a Bachelor’s degree in International Business in First Class Honours from Coventry University.

The primary field of his research are technology adoption, artificial intelligence (AI), and quality of life (QoL). He has a keen interest in subjects such as work-life balance (WLB), sustainability, sustainable development goals (SDGs), and climate change.

Project title

Generative AI in the Workplace: A Deep Dive into Employees’ Acceptance in China

Project description

My research aims to identify the factors that influence the adoption of generative AI among employees in China, and to evaluate the effects of generative AI adoption on their individual performance and work-life balance. 


  • 1st Supervisor: Dr Xue Zhou
  • 2nd Supervisor: Dr Natalia Efremova 

Public Engagement

  • PGR Representative For HSS
  • Member of Academy of Management
  • Member of British Academy of Management
  • Member of UK Academy for Information Systems

Social Media 


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