Imperial College London


Business School

Professor of Organisational Behaviour



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Celia Moore is Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Director of the Centre for Responsible Leadership at Imperial College Business School. Prior to joining Imperial, she held positions at Bocconi University in Milan and London Business School, where she was on the faculty for nine years. She has also been a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School and a Fellow of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.

Her research focuses on how organisations unintentionally facilitate morally problematic behaviour, and on how individuals can manage themselves and organisations develop leaders who can better resist these consequences. More recently, her interest has turned to how individuals navigate morally consequential decisions in their professional lives, and challenge legitimate authority figures when they feel morally compelled to do so.

Her teaching sits at the intersection of leadership and ethics. She is particularly interested in supporting individuals to enact their moral agency responsibly, and in so doing has worked with the Financial Conduct Authority (UK), Financial Services Culture Board (UK), National Health Service (UK), and the Brookings Institute (Washington, DC), as well as several major financial institutions. 

Her work has been published in Academy of Management JournalOrganization ScienceJournal of Applied PsychologyJournal of Personality and Social PsychologyAcademy of Management AnnalsResearch in Organizational BehaviorPersonnel Psychology, and the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, as well as several edited volumes. It has been featured in the Financial TimesEconomist, Wall Street JournalForbes, and Fast Company, as well as on NPR, the CBC, and the BBC.

Before returning to academia, she spent a very happy year working at Ms. Magazine, as well as eight years in human resources consulting and research, five of which were at Catalyst, a nonprofit that works with business to build workplaces that work for women. While there, she opened Catalyst’s first satellite office in Toronto. She earned her B.A. in Philosophy from McGill University and holds Master's in Public Administration from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. She completed her doctoral work at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.



Palanski M, Newman A, Leroy H, et al., 2021, Quantitative research on leadership and business ethics: examining the state of the field and an agenda for future research, Journal of Business Ethics, Vol:168, ISSN:0167-4544, Pages:109-119

De Cremer D, Moore C, 2020, Toward a Better Understanding of Behavioral Ethics in the Workplace, Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, Vol:7, ISSN:2327-0608, Pages:369-393

Pozner J-E, Mohliver A, Moore C, 2019, Shine a light: how firm responses to announcing earnings restatements changed after sarbanes–oxley, Journal of Business Ethics, Vol:160, ISSN:0167-4544, Pages:427-443

Wakeman SW, Moore C, Gino F, 2019, A counterfeit competence: After threat, cheating boosts one's self-image, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Vol:82, ISSN:0022-1031, Pages:253-265

Oc B, Bashshur MR, Moore C, 2019, Head above the parapet: How minority subordinates influence group outcomes and the consequences they face for doing so., Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol:104, ISSN:0021-9010, Pages:929-945

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