dr. L. Carminati (Lara)

Assistant Professor

About Me

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).




Social Sciences
Emotional Intelligence
Identity Conflict
Professional Experience
Medicine & Life Sciences
Behavioral Economics
Qualitative Research


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 HealthProduction Planning & Control, and Healthcare Management Review.


Wijnmaalen, J. , & Carminati, L. (2023). Can one bad apple spoil the bunch? How one individual MTS member can become a boundary spoiler. Paper presented at British Academy of Management (BAM) , United Kingdom.
Carminati, L. , Meijerink, J. G., & Voß, N. (Accepted/In press). Navigating the intersection of developers, domain experts and disruptive AI: An identity work perspective. Proceeding of the British Academy of Management (BAM). Paper presented at 37th British Academy of Management Conference, BAM 2023, Brighton, United Kingdom.
Chak, C. W. (2022). Towards highly performing community-academic health partnerships. [PhD Thesis - Research external, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036554800
A'yuninnisa, R. N. , Carminati, L. , & Wilderom, C. P. M. (2021). A Multilevel Model of Individual Flourishing-at-Work: A Systematic Literature Review. Paper presented at 81st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2021.
Chak, C. W. , & Carminati, L. (2021). Hope, commitment, and stress mediating between leadership, financial resources and CAHP performance. In Academy of management proceedings (Academy of Management annual meeting proceedings; Vol. 2021, No. 1). Academy of Management. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2021.12090abstract
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