Cristina Neesham

Senior Lecturer, Department of Leadership and Management, Swinburne University of Technology

Dr Cristina Neesham (BABuch PhdMelb) is a social philosopher and business ethicist with a strong background in leadership and management skills development. She is a member of the Academy of Management (US) and European Group for Organizational Studies. She is also Chair of the Australasian Business Ethics Network (ABEN).

Cristina has consulted in business ethics, corporate governance, strategic management and leadership skills development – for a variety of organisations, from multinationals and small businesses to government agencies and NGOs. She also worked as an adviser, workplace inspector and team manager in the Australian Public Service for seven years.

Cristina’s academic teaching includes business ethics, business and society, corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, critical thinking, problem solving, decision making and communication. She has taught in the MBA Program at Monash University, as well as at the University of Adelaide, the University of Melbourne and Bucharest University of Economics.

Her current courses are delivered in the MBA Program and the Department of Management at Monash University. She has also taught at the University of Melbourne and several universities in Eastern Europe.

Philosophy of management and organisation, business ethics and social value theory are Cristina’s central research interests. She has published widely, on topics such as economic and human value, social and human progress, integrated governance, European social models and public policy.

Cristina is an Editorial Board member of Philosophy of Management and the Journal of Philosophical Economics. She is a member of the Paris Research in Norms Management and Law (PRIMAL) group at Université de Paris X.


  • –present
    Lecturer, Department of Management, Monash University


  • 2005 
    University of Melbourne, PhD


  • 2014
    Moral Identity as Leverage Point in Teaching Business Ethics, Journal of Business Ethics