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    Counterproductive and unethical behaviour at work.
    Bullying and conflict at work
    Healthcare stress and wellbeing
    Moral disengagement and ethical leadership
    Self efficacy and self regulation
    Patient safety and Error culture

    Personal profile


    I joined Aston Business School in 2023 as Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Organisational Psychology. Prior to joining Aston University, I was Professor of Work Psychology at University of East Anglia (2022-2023) where I also served as Chair of the Ethics Committee. I am a Chartered Occupational Psychologist of the British Psychological Society.

    Research Interests

    My research interest are related to work stress and unethical behaviour at work. In particular I am interested in understanding why people might behave unethically and how we can prevent this.

    I have been conducting cross-sectional and longitudinal studies for understanding the impact of both individual (e.g. self efficacy beliefs, moral disengagement, negative emotions) and workplace factors (e.g. interpersonal conflict, bullying, organisational constraints) affecting stress and counterproductive behaviour at work.

    I have been focusing my attention on the health-care system and on nursing education with the aim of identifying individual and organisational factors (e.g. leadership, self efficacy, workplace/education characteristics) protecting nurses’ from stress and burnout and promoting well-being and citizenship behaviour among them.

    Furthermore I'm interested in examining the role of organisational culture and leadership in preventing errors and patients’ safety.

    I am an expert in data analysis, using complex methodologies with a special interest in structural equation modelling. I have been coordinating different cross-sectional and longitudinal research projects mainly focused on stress at work and counterproductive and unethical behaviours.

    My main research interests are related with:

    • Counterproductive and aggressive behaviours at work
    • Moral Disengagement and Self Efficacy
    • Stress and Well-being at work
    • Cheating behaviours
    • Error culture
    • Patient's safety

    Teaching Activity

    I have taught undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate programs and I have been course leader for several modules. My experience includes work and organisational psychology, Principles and Method of Training and Teaching Technique, Organizational well-being in the Public administrations, research methods, Multivariate Data Analysis, Structural Equation Modeling and Longitudinal Multivariate analysis, Negotiation and conflict management, Techniques for designing and evaluating advertising campaigns. I have supervised Bachelor and Master theses and PhD dissertations.


    Co-PI: Searle, R (Glasgow University), Fida, R, Co-I: Wyatt, M, Alsharif,M, Connolly, S., de la Iglesia, B., Deligianni, F. Partners: Indranil Chakravorty (BAPIO Institute for Health Research, St. George’s Hospital). (2023-2024) EDI Smart-Dash: Supporting health organisations to develop a more inclusive working environment. NIHR Work & Health Development Award. £95,855.00 

    Co-PI: Barbaranelli, C, Fida, R, (2023-2025) Emerging psychosocial risks in the changing world of work: identification and development of evidence, solutions and tools to support assessment and management in a multi-method approach. INAIL, Italian National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work, € 490,000 (€110,000 for Aston University).

    Co-PI: Barbaranelli, C, Fida, R, (2020-2022) Economic and productive sector, biomechanical risks in the workplace and work-related stress risk: secondary analysis systematic review of the literature and empirical case studies. INAIL, Italian National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work, € 460,000 (€140,000 for UEA).

    Co-I: Daniels, K., Tregaskis, O., Connolly, S., Fida, R., Sanderson, K., can Stolk, C., Nayani, R., Watson D. & Whitmore, M. (2019) Practices and Combinations of Practices for Health and Wellbeing at Work. ESRC £659,540.21.

    Co-I: Daniels, K., Tregaskis, O., Connolly, S., Fida, R Nayani, R., Watson D. (2018) Transition Funding Application: Work, Learning and Wellbeing Programme, What Works Centre for Wellbeing £136,933.

    Co-PI: Barbaranelli, C, Fida, R. (2017-2019) Gender differences as social determinant of work-related stress: secondary analysis of the data from the INAIL platform. INAIL, Italian National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work, € 160,000 (€80,000 for UEA). 

    Co-I: Barbaranelli, C & Fida R (2016-2017) INAIL’s methodology for the evaluation and the management of the work-related stress risks: Secondary analysis and exploratory studies for the optimisation of the evaluation tool INAIL, Italian National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work € 346,050.

    Co-I: Laschinger, HS et al (2014 –2017) The protective role of authentic leadership against workplace bullying early career burnout and premature turnover of new graduate nurses a longitudinal study Research Council of Canada $202,852  


    • Senior Fellow of the HEA 2021
    • Fellow of the HEA 2017
    • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice UEA Norwich, 2017
    • Italian National Scientific Qualification as Full Professor in Work and Organizational Psychology, Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (Italy) 2017
    • Italian National Scientific Qualification as Associate Professor in Work and Organizational Psychology, Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (Italy) 2013
    • Family and relational psychotherapy specialisation and clinical training SRPF, Rome, Italy. 03/2014
    • D., Psychology Department, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. 12/2006
    • MA Training for organisational trainers, Gruppo Tiva, Rome (Italy) 2004-05
    • Laurea, Work and Organizational Psychology (5 years degree equivalent of a UK BSc and MSc) Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. 12/2002

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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