Dr Sarah Otner

Fellow in Organisational Behaviour

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Dr Sarah Otner

Member of the Centre for Social and Organisational Studies (CSOS)
Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
By Area: Status, Power & Influence, Awards & Contests, Networks, Big Data, Social Cognition & Perception
By Industry: Science, Academia, Collaborative Consumption ("The Sharing Economy"), Start-ups & Entrepreneurs
By Geography: Latin America and Australia
HumSS room 162 Whiteknights Campus
+44 (0)118 378 8810
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Dr Sarah Otner is a Fellow in Organisational Behaviour at Henley Business School, and is a member of the Centre for Social and Organisational Studies.  Dr Otner's broad research interest is interpersonal judgment, particularly social evaluations, with specific expertise in social status. Her work takes a computational social science perspective on these topics.  Dr Otner combines behavioural science with analytical sociology in order to improve the understanding of how individual differences in perception and interpretation affect both decision-making and the consequences of those choices.  Her current projects investigate the mechanisms of dynamic status cognition in networks.

Dr Otner earned a PhD in Management (Organisational Behaviour) and an MSc.Res in Organisational & Social Psychology from the London School of Economics, and an A.B. (cum laude) in Psychology from Harvard College.  She is accredited through the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).  She is active with the Harvard Club of the UK and the Rotary Club of Paddington.