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Dr Nishat Babu PhD, CPsychol

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Lecturer in Work & Organisation

Leadership; Servant leadership; Abusive supervision; Social responsibility; Well-being

Nishat is a Lecturer in the Work & Organisation group. She attained her PhD from Aston Business School in 2016. Prior to joining Loughborough, Nishat worked at Aston University (Birmingham, UK), and most recently, at the University of Aberdeen’s campus in Doha, Qatar.

She is a registered Chartered Psychologist with, and Associate Fellow of, the British Psychological Society. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Nishat’s research interests primarily focus on servant leadership, abusive supervision, micro-level social responsibility, and employee wellbeing. Some of her current projects look at the role of servant leadership in promoting social responsibility and the negative impact of abusive supervision on social responsibility, as well as examining the effects of Covid-19 on employee wellbeing.  

Babu, N., De Roeck, K., & Raineri, N. (2020). Hypocritical organizations: Implications for employee social responsibility. Journal of Business Research114, 376-384.


Gond, J. P., El Akremi, A., Swaen, V., & Babu, N. (2017). The psychological microfoundations of corporate social responsibility: A person‐centric systematic review. Journal of Organizational Behavior38, 225-246.