After beginning her career with international organisations (including the United Nations) and specialising in areas such as preventive diplomacy and democracy promotion, Dr. Seppala led programme and curriculum development projects for several business schools.
Her research interests include ethical decision-making and behaviour, including the emerging field of behavioural ethics. Currently, Dr. Seppala is exploring the ways in which personal characteristics and situational factors make people behave ethically or unethically in organisational settings.
She is particularly interested in the ways office design and stress influence ethical and pro-social behaviour.
Dr. Seppala, who reviews for Journal of Business Ethics and Business Ethics Quarterly, is also a member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) Research Committee. She is co-author of the textbook Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (Cengage).