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Durham University

Research & business

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Professor Susanne Braun, Diplom, PhD, Habilitation

Professor in Leadership in the Business School

(email at susanne.braun@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

Susanne is Professor in Leadership at Durham University Business School. She received her PhD (2011) and Habilitation (2017) in Psychology from Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Germany. She held posts at TUM School of Management and LMU Center for Leadership and People Management as well as visiting scholarships at New York University and University of California in Berkeley before joining Durham University Business School in 2015.

Susanne’s research focuses primarily on leadership. She is interested in the bright sides and dark sides of leadership and how they affect productivity and wellbeing in organizations. One of her research foci is leader identity and its development. Her work also studies leader narcissism and leadership at the work-life interface. She has published articles in outlets such as Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, and the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. The quality of this work has been internationally recognized (Emerald Citation of Excellence 2016, Highly Cited Research Award of The Leadership Quarterly 2016). She co-edited the book Leadership Lessons from Compelling Contexts with Birgit Schyns and Claudia Peus in the Monographs in Leadership and Management series (Emerald, 2016).

Mini Biography

Susanne is Professor in Leadership at Durham University Business School. She received her PhD (2011) and Habilitation (2017) in Psychology from Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Germany. She held posts at TUM School of Management and LMU Center for Leadership and People Management as well as visiting scholarships at New York University and University of California in Berkeley before joining Durham University Business School in 2015.

Research Groups

Business School

Research Interests

  • Leadership
  • Work-life conflict and enrichment
  • Wellbeing in organisations
  • Gender

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