Laura Steele
  • Room 01.028 - Riddel Hall Block 3

    United Kingdom

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Laura Steele is a Senior Lecturer (Education) in Business and Society at Queen's Management School, where she also serves as the Director of Ethics, Responsibility, and Sustainability. As part of this role, she is extensively involved in promoting and advancing the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), as well as the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

In 2022, Laura was elected to the PRME UK and Ireland Chapter Steering Committee, where she serves as Co-Lead for Organisational Learning and SIP Reporting, as well as Co-Lead for the PRME Island of Ireland Local Network. Since 2019, she has been involved in developing and organsing the PRME UK and Ireland Chapter Seed Funding Competition for Developing Innovative Pedagogic Approaches and Teaching Practices in PRME.  

Laura has a particular interest in ethics, social responsibility, sustainability, and technology. She teaches modules on Artificial Intelligence in Business and Society, Business Governance and Ethics, Contemporary Issues in Management, and Public Sector Management. 

Laura developed and hosts the QMS Good Business Podcast, which aims to go beyond the bottom line and examine the ethical, social, and environmental responsibilities of businesses. She also regularly contributes to the School's Ethics, Responsibility, and Sustainability Blog on diverse topics including the potential ethical implications of Artificial Intelligence and human rights concerns within the fashion industry.  

Laura is a member of the QMS Gender Equality Team and is actively involved in Widening Participation within the School. 

  • Office Location: Queen's Management School, Riddel Hall, Block 3, 01.028
  • Office Hours: By Appointment 



Module Coordinator for:

  • MGT3018 Public Sector Management (2017-Present)
  • MGT7181 Artificial Intelligence in Business and Society (2019-Present)
  • MGT9203 Academic Research Project (inc. Business Governance & Ethics) (2018-Present)
  • TLI7106 Contemporary and Emerging Issues in Leadership and Management (2020-Present)


Module Coordinator for:

  • MGT1009 Organisational Behaviour (2017-2019)
  • MGT2008 Managerial Behaviour (2017-2018)
  • MGT7189 Contemporary and Emerging Issues in Global Leadership and Management (2020-2021)
  • MBA9083 Business Ethics (2014-2017)
  • TLI7005 Leadership and Organisational Behaviour for the Clinton Leadership Institute (2018-2022)

Research Interests

Laura's doctoral research focused on corporate social capital creation and transfer amongst SME owner-managers in Northern Ireland. Or, in other words, how social networks can be utilised to improve business performance. Since graduating, her research interests have expanded to include business ethics, in particular issues around integrating/improving ethics education across a variety of organisational contexts.  


Academic Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching (PGCHET)
  • PhD in Management, Ulster University
  • MA in Legislative Studies and Practice, Queen's University Belfast
  • LLM in Corporate Governance and Public Policy, Queen's University Belfast
  • LLB in Law with Government, Ulster University

Professional Experience 

Prior to joining Queen's Management School, Laura gained extensive experience across the private, public, and voluntary sectors with organisations including the Northern Ireland Assembly, Special EU Programmes Body, and Politics Plus.  

For more details of Laura's professional experience, please view her profile on LinkedIn

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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