Dr Esther Canonico

Dr Esther Canonico

LSE Fellow

Department of Management

Room No
NAB 4.23
Key Expertise
Diversity in the workplace, work-life interface

About me

Dr. Canónico is a lecturer and researcher. She holds a PhD in Organisational Behaviour from LSE and an MBA from London Business School (UK). She is also currently a visiting lecturer at London Business School. Her research interests include work-life interface, flexible working practices, and diversity in the workplace. She is particularly interested in understanding the mechanisms that prevent diversity in the workplace and the effectiveness of organisational practices that help to promote it.

Dr. Canonico has management experience in the telecom and financial sectors. Prior to joining the LSE in 2011, she was with British Telecom for a decade, holding several senior management positions in transformation programme management, business development and strategic partnership management. Before BT, she was a member of a team that created the first online bank in the UK. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of several UK and international organisations such as the Gender and Diversity in Organisations Division of the Academy of Management, and the Work and Family Researchers Network.

Her research in teleworking has received attention in the UK media. Selected press articles include:

What are the pros and cons of remote working?”, Changeboard, 10 April 2019

Why flexible workers keep turning up at the office”, Financial Times, 14 February 2019

What does long-term remote working do for your professional development?” HRD Connect, 26 September 2018

"Does working from home harm your career?”, The Guardian, 8 November 2016

"Keep in touch for happier home working”, Financial Times, 27 September 2016

"No pyjama party: working at home fosters bad habits”, The Times, 6 September 2016

Organisational Behaviour Faculty Research Group

Expertise Details

Diversity in the workplace; work-life interface; effectiveness of work-life practices