Research at Leeds Beckett
Dr Matteo Curcuruto
About Dr Matteo Curcuruto
Dr Matteo Curcuruto, is a Senior Research Fellow of the Psychology Group at the School of Social Sciences. He is also Co-lead of the PASH Research Unit (Psychology Applied on Health and Safety).
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, the world leader industry in the chemical business sector.
Matteo delivers teaching related activities in the module "Individual Differences & Work Behaviour". Furthermore, he is engaged as co-supervisor in two doctoral projects associated with the projects developed by PASH research unit in the railway industry.
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