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Cristian Balducci

Associate Professor

Department for Life Quality Studies

Academic discipline: M-PSI/06 Work and Organizational Psychology

Curriculum vitae

Born in 1973. I graduated (summa cum laude) in 1998 in psychology at Urbino University (Italy) with a thesis titled "Stress at work: The mobbing case". I became chartered psychologist in the year 2000. I then obtained a scholarship from the University of Padua, by which I took the Master of Science in Research methods in psychology at University College London (UK). Then I was granted a scholarship for a PhD at Aberdeen University; however I decided to come back to work in Italy.

From 2002 to 2006 I worked for I.N.R.C.A. (National Institute of Health and Science on Aging) in two European projects (European Study on Adult Well-being and Eurofamcare), focusing on the development of the survey tools and on data analysis. In 2009 I obtained the PhD at the University of Trento, defending a thesis on aggressive behaviour at work. The thesis was awarded the Italian Association of Psychology/National Order of Psychologists prize for the best doctoral dissertations defended in 2009.

I am associate professor of Work psychology at the University of Bologna - Department of Political and Social Sciences - since September 2014. In 2018 I moved to the Department of Psychology.

I am a member of different scientific societies, such as Associazione Italiana di Psicologia and European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP). From 2015 to 2019 I was a member of the executive committee of EAWOP. I'm consulting editor of European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, Journal of Businnes and Psychology, Occupational Health Science and International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. I was a member of the program committee and organizing committee of the 19th European congress of work and organizational psychology, which was held in Torino (Italy) from 29th May to 1st June 2019.

Consultancy work/practice: I worked as a consultant psychologist for a large public administration agency of central Italy, dealing with psychosocial issues. I conduct stress assessment projects, as required by the Italian health and safety law, for public and private organizations.