Laura Steele

    Laura Steele

    Lecturer (Education)

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    Laura Steele is a Lecturer (Education) in Business and Society at Queen's Management School. She has a particular interest in business ethics, governance, social responsibility, and public sector management. In addition, she serves as the champion for Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability (ERS) within the School. 

    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, alongside Dr Karen Bonner, acts as the Widening Participation Champion within the School. 

    • Office Location: Queen's Management School, Riddel Hall, Block 3, 01.028
    • Office Hours: Fridays 9.30-11.30am, or by appointment



    Module Coordinator for:

    • MGT1009 Organisational Behaviour (Co Taught)
    • MGT3018 Public Sector Management 
    • MGT9203 Governance and Business Ethics (Co Taught)

    In addition, since January 2019 Laura has delivered TLI7005 Leadership and Organisational Behaviour as part of the Fusion Programme at the William J Clinton Leadership Institute. 


    Module Coordinator for:

    • MGT1009 Organisational Behaviour
    • MGT2008 Managerial Behaviour (Co Taught)
    • MGT3018 Public Sector Management 


    Module Coordinator for:

    • MBA9083 Business Ethics

    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

    • 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

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