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Research group

Luca Pietrantoni

Professor of Work & Organisational Psychology, Coordinator of the Research team

Luca Pietrantoni is a Full Professor at the University of Bologna. He is the coordinator of the EU-funded project XCYCLE and the director of Second cycle degree in Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology at the University of Bologna (Italy). His main research interests and areas of intervention include human factors in transport, human-machine interface, and psychosocial dimensions of safety and risk. He has published in international academic journals, such as Accident Analysis & Prevention, Risk Analysis e Frontiers in Psychology.

Marco Depolo

Professor of Work & Organisational Psychology

Marco Depolo is a Full Professor at the University of Bologna. From 2009 to 2015 he has been coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Work, Organisational and Personnel Psychology (University of Bologna) and he's author of several scientific papers and communications in scientific international congresses. His research interests concern Safety Climate, Injury Prevention and Organisational processes in high risk organisations.

Marco De Angelis

Ph.D. Candidate

Marco obtained his Master's degree in Work and Organisational Psychology in 2013. He is currently enrolled in the PhD program at the University of Bologna, conducting research on the promotion of sustainable mobility and its psychosocial determinants. His further research interests include user experience, human-machine interfaces, trust and its role in the acceptance of new technologies principally developed within the transportation and industrial fields. In addition, he has been engaged in both academic lectures at the University and consulting activities for professionals, particularly in the healthcare sector, providing training on organisational and behavioural change, non-technical skills, work-related stress and risk management. 

Bruna Zani

Professor of Social Psychology

Bruna Zani is a Full Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Bologna. Her research interests are mainly focused on Risk Perception and Risk Communication with a particular focus on community responses (e.g., public engagement).

Martin Tusl

Research Assistant

Martin was awarded his MSc in Clinical Psychology at Charles University in Prague. His research interests include mental health, behavioural change, and risk assessment. His principal activities are focused on the nUCLEON project where he works on human risk assessment in helicopter shipboard landing. 

Federico Fraboni

Ph.D. Candidate

Federico holds a Masters' degree in Work, Organisational and Personnel Psychology. He provided teaching activities on “non-technical” skills for emergency workers and he has been trained in emergency risk management. He is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. program of the University of Bologna, conducting research on safety technologies for cyclists. His main research interests and areas of intervention regard in acceptability and users' behavioural adaptation of new technologies, human-machine interfaces, and risky behaviours.

Gabriele Prati

Assistant Professor

Gabriele Prati is a Researcher and Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna. He has a wide experience in teaching and providing consultancy about non-technical skills in critical environments. He looks back on more than 10 years of experience as a researcher, as well as more than 150 publications in peer-reviewed journals. His research interests and area of intervention concern accident analysis, risk perception, and psychosocial determinants of behavior. 

Davide Giusino

Research Assistant

Davide achieved a joint Master degree in Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology at the University of Bologna and the University of Valencia with a thesis titled “The Impact of Introducing Bibliometric Evaluation on Italian Research in Psychology” examining scholars’ adaptive response strategies to a new performance rating system. He also holds some international experience in the field of Evidence-Based Management, and investigated the topic of workplace attachment. Currently, his scientific activities are focused on the research project titled "Development of a Human Factors Protocol for the Use of Exoskeletons". Other investigated fields and topics are: social and behavioral science applied to traffic, transportation and mobility, especially railway, automated driving, and cycling; work and organizational psychology in Big Data, Industry 4.0, digital manufacturing, and factories of the future.

Annagrazia Tria

Junior Researcher

Annagrazia obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Bari and later, she graduated in Psychology at the University of Parma. Her Master Thesis in Psychobiology and Cognitive Neuroscience analyzes the effects of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction protocol on psychophysical, cognitive and emotional components in adulthood and developmental age. She is registered in the Order of Emilia Romagna Psychologists and she currently attends the Psychotherapy School AcaBS, Academy of Behavioural Sciences. Her research interests concern mental health, behavioural change and psychosocial risk. 

Giuseppe Rainieri

Junior Researcher

Giuseppe achieved his Master's degree in Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Bologna with a thesis about the influence of individual needs on a group's creative performance. He is currently involved in different research activities that concern human factors in aviation, human-machine interaction & safety, and organizational health.