Lara Carminati is an Assistant Professor at the Organisational Behaviour, Change Management & Consultancy (OBCC) research group.
Lara joined the University of Twente in 2019, after completing her PhD in Management, Organisational Behaviour, at the University of Surrey, UK.
The title of her thesis is "Healthcare professionals' identity conflict in ethically-charged situations: An investigation of individual and socio-ethical dynamics".
In her research, she uses both qualitative and quantitative methods (from Grounded Theory to SEM and Multilevel Analysis).
She holds a Master in Intercultural Communication with International Business (Distinction) from the University of Surrey, and a Master in History and Philosophy from the University of Milan (110/110 cum laude).
Lara's research interest lies in the field of identity development and includes the values and emotions underpinning professionals' identities, the antecedents and consequences of identity work, as well as the micro and macro processes surrounding identity dynamics.
For future works, she is also interested in exploring phenomena related to human-AI interaction, emotional intelligence, psychological safety, ethical decision-making processes and intercultural differences.
Her work has been published in different journals, among which Frontiers of Psychology, Qualitative Health Research, Current Psychology, Ethics & Behaviour, Frontiers in Public Health, Production Planning & Control, and Healthcare Management Review.