Dr Ishan Jalan

Dr Ishan Jalan

Visiting Professor

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

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Key Expertise
OB, Psychoanalysis, Leadership, Subjectivity & Emotions, Mental health

About me

Ishan is a Visiting Professor at the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science (LSE) where he leads the course ‘Theory and Practice of Organisational Development’ (PB433).  

Ishan is currently Associate Professor of Organisation Behaviour and Director of Doctoral Programmes at Nottingham Business School. 

Ishan’s research draws on critical theoretical perspectives to explore (1) Subjectivity and emotions at work (2) Psychoanalytic approaches to understanding organisational phenomena (e.g., unconscious dynamics at work, anxiety and narcissism) (3) Leadership studies (e.g., dark side of leadership and leader dysfunctions, followership) (4) Mental health and wellbeing (e.g., workplace sabotage and suffering, how contemporary organisational systems affect and damage our subjective sense of self, whistleblowing) (5) Storytelling and narrative research. 

In addition to research and scholarship, Ishan is an experienced psychodynamic coach and offers organisational consultancy, leadership development and executive coaching. 

Ishan completed his MSc from LSE and his PhD from the University of Bath. Prior to joining Nottingham Business School, Ishan was a Lecturer at Lancaster University (UK) and a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Lund University (Sweden). He has been a Visiting Professor at EMLYON and INSEEC (France), GDGWI and IIM-U (India) and ISCTE (Portugal). 

Dr Jalan is a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) and an Associate Fellow (AFBPsS) of the British Psychological Society, Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).  

Expertise Details

Organisational Behaviour; Psychoanalytic approaches to understanding organisational life; Dark side of leadership & Leader dysfunctions; Subjectivity & Emotions at work; Mental health & wellbeing; Organisational Development and Analytic coaching