Dr Richard Morgan

Dr Richard Morgan

LSE Fellow

Department of Management

Room No
MAR 5.20
Key Expertise
Identity-based motivation theories, Developing leaders in organisations

About me

Dr Richard Morgan is an LSE Fellow in Organisational Behaviour at the Department of Management. He currently teaches MSc courses in Foundations of Management and Leadership. 

Richard earned his PhD in June 2021 focused on leadership development from Durham University Business School (recipient of a fully funded scholarship). Richard’s research draws upon cognitive psychology and identity-based motivation theories to understand how organisations can develop effective leaders for their work context over time, emphasising the importance of self-directed learning and proactive behaviours from the prospective leader and a supportive work climate from the organisation. Richard is also interested in exploring how leadership impacts on different areas of organisational behaviour and is passionate about helping young people with their self-development as leaders in their early careers. 

He also holds an MSc in Management (International Business) from Durham Business School and a LLB Law degree from Durham Law School. He is an Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. 

Richard is currently co-authoring a book chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Leadership, Followership and Identity that is due to be published in 2022.

Thesis Title: Developing Leaders in Organizations: A Cognition, Identity, Motivation, and Proactive Behaviour-Based Approach Investigated Through Longitudinal Structural Equation Modelling. 

Organisational Behaviour Faculty Research Group 

Expertise Details

Identity-based motivation theories; developing leaders in organisations