Dr Kelsey Burton

Dr Kelsey Burton

Business School
School of Management and Governance

Dr. Kelsey Burton has over ten years of experience in leadership consulting and coaching in the United States and Australia. In 2016, she moved to Sydney to conduct research on the rise of toxic leadership. Upon completing her Ph.D. (Polishing Bad Apples: Leaders Who Favor the Dark Triad), she continued educating and coaching business professionals for success, which is where he true passion lies. Today, she is a lecturer at UNSW, where she is a part of the Transformational Education Program aiming to improve university business education. As a part of this program, she also serves as an academic within UNSW’s Business Innovation Team, which has recently launched the Business AI Tech Lab. This Lad aims to create a collaborative community between industry and academia to support and encourage the adoption and implementation of AI and Technology as well as evolve university education methods and practices. 


Dr. Kelsey Burton is a passionate, inclusive, and authentic public speaker and educator with teaching and research interests in the following areas. 

  • Negotiations 
  • Business Innovation 
  • Leadership 
  • Conflict & Mediation 
  • Personality & Human Behavior 
Room 551, Australian School of Business building