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Who leads, and who follows? Our centre aims to advance theory on leadership and communicate this knowledge to practitioners. We focus on the study of leadership and followership, as well as the intersection of this research with key organisational behaviour topics such as identity, trust, and social networks.

An important aspect of our centre is collaboration and mentorship. We supervise PhD students in this field, have events with renowned international speakers, and work in international collaborations—all for the purpose of advancing the study of leadership and followership.

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Latest News


  • New role: Maria Kakarika has been promoted to Full Professor
  • Awards: Outstanding Reviewer Award for Kiki Chalkiadaki from the OB Division of the AOM Annual Meeting.
  • Publication: trickle-down effects of women in leadership roles by Andrew Parker.


  • Awards: multiple CLF members receive recognition from DUBS for their research contributions: Janey Zheng, Yingli Deng, Susanne Braun, Bart de Jong, Olga Epitropaki, Marisa Plater
  • Event: seminar talk by Cynthia Wang (Northwestern) on "Novel Perspectives on Perspective-Taking"




  • Event: seminar talk by Dr Michelle Hammond (Oakland University) on "Multidomain leader identity" and PhD workshop on "Navigating academic careers", as part of IAS project with PIs Karolina Nieberle & Janey Zheng.
  • New member: Xiaoyu Gan (Teaching Assistant)


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Our research considers leadership and followership as intrinsically related, situated within a broader organisational context, and linked to a wide range of organisational behavioural phenomena.

Bart de Jong
Centre Co-Director

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Our research investigates the relationships and between individuals, teams and leaders.

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If you would like to find out more about the Centre of Leadership and Followership, please email our team.

Centre of Leadership and Followership

Durham University Business School 
Mill Hill Lane 
Durham DH1 3LB, UK 

Tel: +44 (0)191 334 5200