Dr. Preethi Misha is the co-course leader for the online MBA program at Nottingham Business School. Preethi also teaches the transformational leadership module and provides mentorship to postgraduate students at NBS. Along with this, Preethi tutors on the online MBA on the responsible leadership and values-led organisation modules.
Prior to joining NBS in 2015, Preethi worked at investment banks Goldman Sachs, Deutsche bank and Switzerland based reinsurer Swiss Re.
Preethi received the Dean's bursary to commence her PhD at NBS in 2015. During her PhD, Preethi received the prestigious Founders Award from the Society for Business Ethics (SBE) in 2018. She had the opportunity to present her work in Greece, the USA, the UK and Germany. She has received £12,500 in funding for her work on leadership ethics. Preethi won NTU’s 3-minute thesis competition twice in 2018 and 2019 and was a UK national finalist where she represented NTU in 2019. She was the first student from NTU to reach the national finals.
Using a mixed methods approach, Preethi works closely with her PhD supervisor Prof. Marius van Dijke on projects related to leadership ethics and meaning at the workplace. Preethi also works with Professors Sander De Leeuw and Helen Shipton on research projects.
Preethi successfully defended her PhD on November 20, 2020 and was examined by Prof. Ed Freeman and Dr. Jeroen Camps.
Preethi’s PhD aimed at understanding followers' perspectives in trickle-down effects of unethical leadership. In doing so, Preethi explored followers' meaning-making schemas as well as meaning at work idiosyncrasies that can enable or restrict the cascading of unethical leadership from the top.
Sponsors and collaborators
Prof. Marius van Dijke
Prof. Sander De Leeuw
Prof. Helen Shipton