Dr Yuyan Zheng

Management School

Lecturer in Leadership

Work, Employment, People and Organisations

+44 114 222 3361

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Dr Yuyan Zheng
Management School
Room A014
Sheffield University Management School
Conduit Road
S10 1FL

I am a Lecturer in Leadership and a member of the Institute of Work Psychology in Sheffield University Management School.

I joined Sheffield University Management School in September 2019.

Before Sheffield, I worked as a Research Associate in Durham University from 2017-2019, and as a Teaching Fellow in Organisational Behaviour in London School of Economics and Political Science from 2016-2017.

Research interests

My main areas of research interests are in leadership and employee performance and wellbeing.

Specifically, I am interested in how different styles of leadership, for example authoritarian leadership or servant leadership, exert differential effects on employees.

Recently I am also interested in utilizing a person-oriented approach to investigate leadership behaviours.

In addition to leadership research, I have also conducted research in how work motivation impact employees’ work life balance.

I am also developing multi-disciplinary research on integrating machine-learning techniques in management research.


Journal articles

Research group

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the following areas:

  • Leadership, followership and management
  • Employee work motivation
  • Employee wellbeing
  • Proactivity in the workplace

Research visitors are very welcome too!

Teaching interests

I enjoy interacting with and learning from students. I believe that every student is different and has his/her own strengths and potential.

In the past, I have taught a variety of management related modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Teaching activities

I am involved in teaching modules: 

  • MGT650 Managing People in Organisations
  • MGT252 Managing Organisational Change
  • MGT6127 Organisational Theory
  • MGT255 Leadership and Teamwork
  • PSY308 Occupational Psychology