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KPMG Professor of Management Studies, University of Cambridge

Dr. Sunita Sah researches institutional corruption, ethical decision-making, bias, transparency, improving decisions, influence and advice – in particular how people alter their behavior as a result of conflicts of interest and disclosure policies.

Dr. Sah holds a PhD and MS in Organizational Behavior from Carnegie Mellon University, an MBA with Distinction from London Business School, an MB ChB (UK equivalent to the US MD) in Medicine and Surgery, and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Edinburgh.

In addition to her research work, Dr. Sah recently served as a Commissioner on the National Commission of Forensic Science, and is a member of the editorial board of the journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

​Prior to joining Cornell University, Dr. Sah held academic positions at Georgetown, Duke and Harvard Universities. Before entering academia, Dr. Sah worked as a Medical Doctor for the UK’s National Health Service, before going on to be Senior Consultant and European Marketing Director at IMS Health Consulting, and then Managing Director [CEO] of Organisational Dynamics Ltd.


  • 2019–present
    Associate Professor of Management and Organizations, Cornell University
  • 2015–2019
    Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations , Cornell University
  • 2012–2015
    Assistant Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics and Public Policy, Georgetown University
  • 2011–2015
    Research Fellow, Harvard University


  • 2010 
    Carnegie Mellon University, PhD, Organizational Behavior (Major: Behavioral Decision Making)
  • 2010 
    Carnegie Mellon University, MS, Organizational Behavior
  • 2005 
    London Business School, MBA
  • 1997 
    University of Edinburgh, MB ChB (M.D.)
  • 1995 
    University of Edinburgh, BSc (Hons) Psychology