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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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Recognising that leadership doesn’t happen in an empty space, our research incorporates thinking around how it’s shaped by the characteristics of followers.

Susanne Braun
Professor in Leadership

Explore Our Research Centre

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

Our Case Studies

Find out more about our current research.
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Our People

Get in touch with our outstanding researchers.
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Our Publications

Browse our range of published research.
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Get in Touch

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