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Sara Zaniboni

Associate Professor

Department of Psychology

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

Curriculum vitae

Previous positions, scholarships and fellowships

2009-2018: Assistant professor in Work and Organizational Psychology at University of Bologna, Department of Psychology, Italy. [October 2015-October 2018]. University of Trento, Department of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, Italy. [December 2009-October 2015]

2011-2012: Visiting scholar at Portland State University, Department of Psychology, Oregon, USA. Research topic: Job design, aging, health, and diversity management. [June-August 2012; July-August 2011]

2008-2009: Post-doctoral research fellow at University of Sherbrooke, Centre for Action in Work Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation, Québec, Canada. Research topic: Mental health and work integration. [August-October 2009; April-November 2008]

2007-2009: Post-doctoral research fellow at University of Trento, Department of Cognitive Sciences and Education, Italy. Research topic: Organizational justice and late career; Work integration for people with mental disabilities. [December 2008-July 2009; April 2007-March 2008]

May-August 2006: Visiting doctoral research scholar (Marco Polo Program) at the University of Essex, Department of Psychology, UK. Research topic: Advanced statistical analysis and structural equation models in social sciences.

Education

March 2004-March 2007: PhD in Social, Development and Organizational Psychology at University of Bologna, Department of Education Sciences, Italy. Research topic: Retiring from the working life: Decisions, coping strategies, and organizational practices.

October 1997-February 2003: Equivalent master degree in Psychology (Work and Organizational Psychology) at University of Bologna, Italy. Research topic: Organizational socialization and psychosocial resources.

Teaching

2019-current: Organizational psychology, international master program in Work, Organizational, and Personnel Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Bologna, Italy.

2018-current: Occupational health psychology, specialization school in Clinical Psychology, University of Bologna.

2016-current: Work psychology, international master program in Work, Organizational, and Personnel Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Bologna, Italy.

2018: Soft skills to be effective at work, University of Bologna, Italy.

2016: Diversity management, international master program in Work, Organizational, and Personnel Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Bologna, Italy. Research design and data analysis, international and national master program in Work, Organizational, and Personnel Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Bologna, Italy. Diversity at work, undergraduate program in Psychological sciences and techniques, Department of Psychology, University of Bologna, Italy.

2014-2015: Work and organizational psychology, undergraduate program in Techniques of prevention in the environment and in the workplace, School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Verona, Italy.

2012-2015: Scientific speech, Doctoral School in Psychological Sciences and Education, University of Trento, Italy.

2006-2015: Psychology of human resource management, master program in Psychology, Department of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, University of Trento, Italy.

2010: Guest professor on the topic Work and organizational psychology in Europe, course Industrial/organizational psychology, undergraduate program in Psychology, Department of Psychology, Portland State University, Oregon, USA.

2008: Guest professor on the topics Personnel selection and Diversity management, course Work and organizational psychology, undergraduate program in Techniques of prevention in the environment and in the workplace, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Verona, Italy. Guest professor on the topics Personnel evaluation and Career counselling, course Work and organizational psychology, undergraduate program in Sociology, Faculty of Sociology, University of Trento, Italy.

2005: Guest professor on the topic Professional competences, course Theories and techniques of organizational psychology, undergraduate program in Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Bologna, Italy. Guest professor on the topic Individual and organizational performance, course Work psychology, undergraduate program in Social services, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bologna, Italy. Guest professor on the topic Representative sample survey inside the organization, training activity Guided practical experience, undergraduate program in Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Bologna, Italy. 

2004: Guest professor on the topic Aging and work, course Theories and techniques of organizational psychology, undergraduate program in Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Bologna, Italy.

Student advisor and Educational counseling

2009-current: About 70 students (between Bachelor, Master, PhD)

2014-2015: Reference person of the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, University of Trento, for erasmus exchange programs with the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France, and Özyeğin University, Istanbul, Turkey.

2012-2013: Reference person of the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, University of Trento, for the InnovAction Lab Trento.

Editorial activities and Grant assessment

Journals editorial board: Work, Aging and Retirement; Frontiers in Psychology and Communication (section Organizational Psychology); Psicologia Sociale; Journal of Psychology Research and Applications.

Journals ad-hoc reviewer: Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology; International Journal of Manpower; Journal of Managerial Psychology; Journal of Workplace Learning; European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology; Work, Aging and Retirement; Applied Psychology: An International Review; The Spanish Journal of Psychology; Psicologia Sociale; Nordic Journal of Psychiatry; Frontiers in Psychology and Communication (section Organizational Psychology); International Journal of Workplace Health Management; The International Journal of Human Resource Management; Social Policy & Administration; Journal of Vocational Behavior; Canadian Journal on Aging.

Conferences ad-hoc reviewer: EAWOP (European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology) Small Group Meeting. EAWOP (European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology) Congress. SIOP (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) Conference.

Grants ad-hoc reviewer: SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada). European grants: H2020 programme and ERC programme.

International and national scientific conference and workshop organizations

2013-current: AWM (Age in the Workplace meeting), Rovereto, Italy 2013; Limerick, Ireland 2015; Lüneburg, Germany, 2017; St. Gallen, 2019.

2011: EAWOP (European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology) Small Group Meeting - Age Cohorts in the Workplace, Rovereto, Italy 2011.

2009: L’inserimento lavorativo di persone con disturbi psichiatrici nelle imprese sociali, Rovereto, Italy 2009.

Affiliations

Scientific and professional associations

AIP - Associazione Italiana di Psicologia, sezione Psicologia per le organizzazioni.

EAWOP - European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology.

SIOP - Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Committees

2015-current: Founding member of the Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work, Boston College.

2012-2015: Membership Committee Member, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

2013-2015: Education and Counseling Committee Member, Department of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, University of Trento.

2011-2016: Doctoral Board Member, Doctoral School in Psychological Sciences and Education, University of Trento.

2011: International Affairs Committee Member, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

2010-2011: Committee member of scholarship evaluations, Department of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, University of Trento.

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