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Beth Anne Helgason

Beth Anne Helgason

Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior

Beth Anne Helgason studies how people enable, encourage, and excuse others’ unethical behavior. In one research stream, she investigates when and why people turn a blind eye to deception. In a second research stream, she explores the ethical perils of advice in organizations. Her work has been published in journals such as Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, and Organization Science.

Beth Anne holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behaviour from London Business School, and a B.Sc. in Psychology and an M.Sc. in Management from Queen’s University, Canada. 


PhD, London Business School, 2024 
MSc, Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, 2018
BSc, Queen’s University, 2017


Moral inconsistency

D. A.Effron and B. A. Helgason
Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, vol. 67, pp. 1-72


Cecilia Reyes Award for Research Impact, London Business School, 2023
The Leadership Institute Research Grant, London Business School, 2022
Doctoral Fellowship, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2019
Queen’s Graduate Award, Smith School of Business, 2018
Medal in Psychology, Queen’s University, 2017