UCL School of Management

Clarissa Cortland

Lecturer (assistant professor)
Office location
Level 38, 1 Canada Square


Clarissa is an Assistant Professor in the Organisations and Innovation Group at University College London School of Management. Prior to joining UCL, she was a post-doctoral research fellow at INSEAD, conducting research at the INSEAD Gender Initiative in Singapore. Clarissa obtained her Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles.


In my research, I take a multi-method, multi-level approach and draw from social psychological theory around social identity, intergroup relations, and stereotyping to gain a better understanding of organizational behavior – both in processes and outcomes – with the ultimate goal of reducing identity-based biases and promoting diversity in organizational settings. My research program addresses two main questions: (1) What motivates individuals to support and promote diversity and inclusion in their organizations? (2) How can diverse organizations maintain and foster an inclusive workplace where individuals with underrepresented and disadvantaged social identities can succeed and thrive in their organizational roles?