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Catarina Morais is a researcher at the Research Centre for Human Development of the same institution. She has a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Kent (UK) and her work has focused on the impact of unethical leadership on group dynamics in an organisational context. Currently, her research interests and consultancy activity focus on individual (e.g., adaptation to stress), group (e.g., leadership), and organizational (e.g., work conditions, organizational behaviour) factors that affect performance in different settings (e.g., companies, sport clubs). Based on the evidence produced by this research, her focus is on developing interventions that promote psychological skills to enhance performance.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Do Ethics really matter? Understanding group reactions to unethical leadership, University of Kent

Award Date: 1 Jan 2018


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