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Assistant Professor, University of Sussex

Zahira Jaser is an Assistant Professor at the University of Sussex Business School. Her research focuses on multilevel relationships in organizations, and leadership processes during change.

She has run large qualitative studies in financial institutions, and written insightful research on authenticity and hierarchical relationships. Her papers have repeatedly received recognition at the Academy of Management. She is the sole editor of the book ‘The Connecting Leader, Serving concurrently as a Leader and a Follower’based on the concept of ‘the ‘Intermediate Leader’ at the core of Dr Jaser’s dissertation.

She also works as consultant, specialised in executive education and leadership development (sample clients include News Corp, Barclays and BP). Before starting her academic career Zahira has held positions as Director and Vice President at large banks (JP Morgan, Barclays, Societe Generale) for 15 years.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, University of Sussex Business School


  • 2018 
    Cass Business School, PhD
  • 2012 
    London School of Economics, MSc