Prof Karin S. Moser, PhD
Welcome to my Lab! I am passionate about all things relating to human cooperation, communication and decision making and about understanding what characterises successful collaboration across borders, different backgrounds, identities and interests, across situational and contextual constraints, and by various means and technologies.
My background is in Social Psychology (PhD, MSc), with additional qualifications in Computer Science (MSc) and Social Anthropology (MSc) and I hold both, a Swiss Baccalaureate and a USA High School Diploma. I apply my research broadly to the workplace and work behaviours, so the fields of organisational behaviour and organisational/business psychology. I often work interdisciplinary, and I am trained in and employ a wide range of research methods, including experimental studies (mostly web-based these days), surveys, interviews, workplace interventions and simulations.
I am currently Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London South Bank University (UK), where I am Director of the London Centre for Business and Entrepreneurship Research and leading the Digital Economy Research Group, as well as Honorary Professor of Social and Organisational Psychology at the University of Queensland (Australia). I am also a member of the Research Centre on AI Technology for Humankind (AiTH) at NUS Business School, National University of Singapore, and affiliated with the Centre for Career Development and University Continuing Education, University of Bern) (Switzerland).
Previous academic appointments include Roehampton University London, UK (Associate Professor in Social and Organisational Psychology), University of Göttingen, Germany (Maria Göppert-Mayer Research Professor in Social and Business Psychology), University of Zurich, Switzerland (Assistant Professor in Social Psychology), Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Switzerland (Senior Lecturer and PI, Institute of Work Psychology), University of St. Gallen, Switzerland (Lecturer, Institute for Organisational Research).
Before I became an Academic, I enjoyed training and performing Contemporary Dance. I also worked in the private sector for about ten years in various positions, including as customer relations assistant in a private bank, as head of an editorial team of a monthly magazine, and as project lead in international market research. I mostly grew up in Switzerland and have since worked and lived in a number of countries, and very much enjoy experiencing different cultures and working with people from around the world. My past life outside of academia also led to my interest in research with very concrete applications in the workplace and in working with practitioners, executives and organisations to support the knowledge transfer between academia and practice that characterises my research today.