Published on 18/08/2023
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Professor Roberta Fida
  • Professor Roberta Fida is a chartered psychologist of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Her main research interests are related to the understanding of unethical behaviour at work and how to prevent it
  • Professor Fida will join the Work and Organisation Department in Aston Business School in September 2023.

A renowned work psychology expert, Professor Roberta Fida, is set to join Aston Business School within the University’s College of Business and Social Sciences.

Roberta is a professor of organisational behaviour and organisational psychology whose main research interests are related to the understanding of unethical behaviour at work and how to prevent it. She is a chartered psychologist of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). 

Roberta is also the lead of the Threat and Security stream of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology’s Impact Incubator (EAWOPi) and the convenor of the Work & Organization working group of the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA). She previously worked at Sapienza University in Rome, Italy, where she completed her PhD.

She is known for her continuous research on the role of moral disengagement and self-efficacy. She has conducted several funded research projects in Italy, the UK and Canada on wellbeing and stress at work. Roberta has also undertaken several research projects in the healthcare system with the aim of understanding how to improve staff wellbeing and prevent workplace aggression. 

She has published more than 80 research papers in top journals, such as the Journal of Business Ethics, Work Employment and Society, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Group & Organization Management, and Personality and Individual Differences.

Professor Fida said:

“I am thrilled to join Aston University’s Work and Organisation Department this coming September. 

“The University's unwavering commitment to ambition, innovation, collaboration, and inclusivity aligns perfectly with my personal values and aspirations. It is therefore the ideal platform to advance the research and impact work I undertake to improve the detection, deterrence, and amelioration of workplace misconduct. 

“As a committed applied researcher, I am excited to contribute to the empowerment of the next generation of leaders and HR professionals in fostering inclusive work environments where every individual is appreciated and treated with respect.”

Professor Zoe Radnor, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the College of Business and Social Sciences at Aston University, said:

“I am delighted to welcome Roberta Fida to Aston Business School.

“Her arrival adds a significant dimension to our academic community and her extensive research, coupled with her expertise, resonates deeply with the University’s values. 

“We are proud to have her join us in our pursuit of academic excellence, innovation and fostering inclusive environments.”

Notes to Editors

About Aston University

Founded in 1895 and a university since 1966, Aston is a long established university led by its three main beneficiary groups – students, business and the professions, and the West Midlands region and wider society. Located in Birmingham at the heart of a vibrant city, the campus houses all the University’s academic, social and accommodation facilities for our students. Professor Aleks Subic is the Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive.

Aston University is ranked 22nd in the UK in the Guardian University Guide, based on measures including entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects. The Aston Business School MBA programme was ranked in the top 100 in the world in the Economist MBA 2021 ranking.

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