Nora Berghoff

Nora Berghoff


Nora is a postgraduate researcher at the Leeds University Business School since February 2021. Upon graduating with a Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, she moved to the UK and took a short excursion into the industry with a job in sales and marketing. Her experiences inspired her to pursue a PhD to further develop her knowledge on management and organisational behaviour. In her doctoral project she investigates the Impostor Phenomenon in the workplace, its antecedents, coping mechanisms and performance-related and affective outcomes. 

Scholarships and Awards

  • 2018: PROMOS Scholarships from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • 2018: Study Abroad Excellence Scholarship from the University of Technology Sydney
  • 2022: Runner-up for the Leeds Partnership Award in the category Postgraduate Researcher

Teaching Experience

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • LUBS 2895: Organisational Behaviour in Practice

Research interests

Nora is interested in work-related behaviours and attitudes, such as impostor feelings, authenticity, identity and the sense of belonging. Moreover, she is passionate about female leadership and discrimination against minorities and women in the workplace and hopes to integrate these topics into her future career. 


  • M. Sc. Psychology
  • B. Sc. Psychology

Research groups and institutes

  • Workplace Behaviour Research Centre