Dr Matteo Curcuruto
About Dr Matteo Curcuruto
Dr Matteo Curcuruto, is a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Social, Psychological, and Communication Sciences of the Leeds Beckett University. He is also a safety consultant for important multinational companies from the chemical industrial sector.
Matteo received his Ph.D. in Organisational Psychology from the Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology of the University of Verona in 2011. He successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation entitled “Proactivity and safety in HRO systems. Application of the proactive role orientation paradigm”. The thesis dissertation was awarded “Best Ph.D. thesis” in 2011 in Organizational Psychology by the Italian Association of Psychology (AIP). During his postdoctoral research years he has published several articles in international journals of relevance for the research fields of Occupational Safety and Organizational Psychology. His safety related research, consultancies and intervention programs for multinational companies have involved so far more than 5,000 workers from different countries like Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation. In 2013, one his research-intervention designed and developed in collaboration with the University of Bologna - was eventually awarded with a global international prize "Extra-mile for safety" for the best safety intervention in the BASF company, which is currently recognized as the world leader multinational industry in the chemical business sector.
Currently, his major areas of interest are in the domain of Organizational Behaviour and Human Factors applied in occupational Safety. In particular:
- proactivity in organizations
- organizational citizenship
- organizational culture and climate
- risk perception
- human motivation theories
- dynamics of trust in organizations
- multilevel research approaches