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Dr Jutta Tobias Mortlock

Senior Lecturer in Organisational Psychology

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Psychology

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D211, Rhind Building

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Jutta Tobias Mortlock, PhD, is a social psychologist with over 20 years of work experience in organisational development and capacity-building in six countries on three continents. Jutta’s research interest is focused on behaviour change initiatives in workplaces geared at generating sustainable wellbeing and performance. She teaches, advises, and consults on workplace mindfulness and leadership and is a popular keynote speaker on the link between wellbeing and performance. Her work has been published in a number of leading academic journals such as Journal of Business Venturing, Management Accounting Research, Journal of Learning and Instruction, and in the International Journal of Operations and Production Management (in which her work was awarded the 2018 best paper award). Jutta has also featured in the popular press, including in The Sunday Times, The Financial Times, on the BBC World Service, and in the 2015 TV documentary “The Mindful Revolution”.

In her life before academia, Jutta worked for nearly a decade as consultant for Arthur Andersen and several other consultancies in the UK, advising clients such as Goldman Sachs, Nomura and McKinsey on their strategy implementation. She also served as the post-doctorial James Marshall Public Policy Fellow for the American Psychological Association and the Society for the Study of Social Issues in Washington, DC, and learned the art and science of lobbying in the public interest as President Obama introduced the Health Care Reform bill.

Jutta also holds a psychotherapeutic counselling qualification from the University of Cambridge. In her spare time, she pushes her ability to stop leading and instead just following others’ footsteps (her husband’s, for starters) by dancing all sorts of partner dances.


English (can peer review), French (can write) and German (can peer review).


Geographic Areas

  • Europe


Journal articles (9)

  1. Bakosh, L.S., Tobias Mortlock, J.M., Querstret, D. and Morison, L. (2018). Audio-guided mindfulness training in schools and its effect on academic attainment: Contributing to theory and practice. Learning and Instruction, 58, pp. 34–41. doi:10.1016/j.learninstruc.2018.04.012.
  2. Robinson, J., Sinclair, M., Tobias, J. and Choi, E. (2017). More Dynamic Than You Think: Hidden Aspects of Decision-Making. Administrative Sciences, 7(3), pp. 23–23. doi:10.3390/admsci7030023.
  3. Guo, L., Tobias, J., Bendoly, E. and Hu, Y. (2017). Different departments, different drivers. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 37(8), pp. 1031–1053. doi:10.1108/ijopm-01-2016-0046.
  4. Bakosh, L.S., Snow, R.M., Tobias, J.M., Houlihan, J.L. and Barbosa-Leiker, C. (2016). Maximizing Mindful Learning: Mindful Awareness Intervention Improves Elementary School Students’ Quarterly Grades. Mindfulness, 7(1), pp. 59–67. doi:10.1007/s12671-015-0387-6.
  5. Choi, E. and Tobias, J. (2015). Mind the Gap: The Link Between Mindfulness and Performance at Work Needs More Attention. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 8(04), pp. 629–633. doi:10.1017/iop.2015.90.
  6. Melnyk, S.A., Bititci, U., Platts, K., Tobias, J. and Andersen, B. (2014). Is performance measurement and management fit for the future? Management Accounting Research, 25(2), pp. 173–186. doi:10.1016/j.mar.2013.07.007.
  7. Tobias, J.M., Mair, J. and Barbosa-Leiker, C. (2013). Toward a theory of transformative entrepreneuring: Poverty reduction and conflict resolution in Rwanda's entrepreneurial coffee sector. Journal of Business Venturing, 28(6), pp. 728–742. doi:10.1016/j.jbusvent.2013.03.003.
  8. Tobias, J.M. and Boudreaux, K.C. (2011). Entrepreneurship and Conflict Reduction in the Post-Genocide Rwandan Coffee Industry. Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship, 24(2), pp. 217–242. doi:10.1080/08276331.2011.10593535.
  9. Tobias, J., Ingrams, A. and Tobias Mortlock, J. (2010). Creating a Different Kind of Innovator: Using health communication theory in entrepreneurship education to foster behavior change among entrepreneurship students in sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Education for International Development, 4(3), pp. 1–20.