Mayowa Babalola


  • The University of Western Australia (M261), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


Personal profile


Professor Mayowa Babalola holds the Stan Perron Chair in Business Ethics at The University of Western Australia Business School. He obtained his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium, and has both taught in institutions and worked with industry leaders in various parts of the world, including Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia.

His extensive body of research revolves around leadership, behavioral business ethics, and work-family relationships. Specifically, he investigates how to promote ethical behavior in organizations, build a healthier and more productive workforce, and cultivate long-term positive work and family relationships. His work has been published in top-tier business and management journals, including the Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Journal of Business Ethics. He is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Business Ethics and Human Relations and an Editorial Board Member at the Journal of Management.

Mayowa's contributions to the management field have been recognized by his peers, and in 2019, his research on preventing abusive supervision in the workplace received the Best Paper with Outstanding Practical Implications for Management Award at the Academy of Management conference in Boston, USA, and more recently at the Australia New Zealand Academy of Management. Throughout his career, he has mentored junior scholars and taken the lead and co-led several funded projects across diverse global regions.

With extensive experience and knowledge gained through living and working in different parts of the world and consulting for organizations, Mayowa is well-equipped to share his expertise with organizations looking to improve their overall performance (people, profit, and environmental performance). He is passionate about helping organizations transform from Good to Outstanding by sharing practical insights and best practices tailored to their specific needs.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, PhD, KU Leuven


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