Dr Cristian Vasquez
Lecturer in Leadership
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Sheffield University Management School
Dr Cristian Vasquez is a Lecturer at the Institute of Work Psychology. His areas of expertise are in:
- Emotions and interpersonal emotion regulation work
- Leadership research
- Teamworking: team processes and emergent states
- Work-related stress and well-being
Prior to his role as a Lecturer, Cristian joined the University of Sheffield in 2021 as a Research Associate.
He gained a PhD in Work Psychology from the University of Manchester after completing an MRes in Management at the University of Manchester.
Before moving to the UK, Cristian completed his BSc in Psychology and a professional qualification in Organisational Psychology at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. In his academic career, Cristian has been involved in several international and multi-disciplinary team research projects from several universities worldwide, such as the University of Manchester, the University of Bologna, the Universitat Jaume I, Goethe University Frankfurt.
PhD – University of Manchester
MRes – University of Manchester
BSc Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
- Research interests
Cristian has two main streams of research:
The first focuses on affective dynamics in organisations. Specifically, his research seeks to understand the role of affect expression and regulation within teams. This includes the role played by leaders and team members in influencing other’s emotions and how this could have an impact on team processes (e.g., collaboration, conflict), emergent states (e.g., trust, team affective tone), and outcomes (e.g., team task performance and innovation).
The second stream of research focuses on understanding how job characteristics influence employee behaviour and sense of well-being at work. Considering the multilevel nature of organisations, job characteristics (e.g., in terms of demands and resources) can have an impact at the individual level (i.e., employee autonomy), group level (i.e., team climate), leader level (i.e., autocratic style), and organisational level (i.e., organisational climate or policies). Therefore, analysing the specific impact of each level on employee behaviour and sense of wellness can be crucial to designing interventions to promote mental health at work.
- Leader interpersonal emotion regulation motives, group leader–member exchange, and leader effectiveness in work groups. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 42(9), 1168-1185.
- Measurement of the psychosocial work environment in Spanish: Validation of the psychosocial factors questionnaire 75 (PSF-Q75) to capture demands and resources at different levels of analysis. Frontiers in Psychology, 11. View this article in WRRO
- Leader Interpersonal Emotion Regulation and Follower Performance. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 19(2), 97-101.
- Leader interpersonal emotion regulation and innovation in teams. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 92(4), 787-805.
- Investigating a process model for leader affective presence, interpersonal emotion regulation, and interpersonal behaviour in teams. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 27(5), 642-656. View this article in WRRO
- The Emotion Regulation Roots of Job Satisfaction. Frontiers in Psychology, 11.
- Research group
- Teaching interests
Cristian's lectures focus on the importance of understanding and applying theory in social and work psychology to solve organisational problems. This includes improving employees’ social experiences, performance, and sense of wellbeing at work.
His teaching style is being a facilitator of students learning. In that regard, for him, developing critical thinking in others is essential. Cristian bases his lecture content on cutting-edge research and incorporates practical activities, case studies, and groups discussion to enhance student learning.
- Teaching activities
Cristian enjoys teaching students across undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He participates in several modules in organisational psychology related to leadership, teamwork and organisational behaviour.
- MGT255 Leadership and Teamwork
- MGT6163 Leadership, Engagement and Motivation
- MGT3002, Work-related Health and Wellbeing
- Professional activities
Cristian also performs as an independent consultant. In his professional experience, he has participated in various projects, including organisational climate, work engagement, leadership development programmes, and team building.
- PhD Supervision
Cristian is interested in supervising students in the following areas:
- Emotion regulation at work. This includes both intrapersonal and interpersonal emotion regulation and related processes such as emotional labour and emotional intelligence at work.
- Team dynamics, for example, is how individuals adapt and influence their feelings and behaviour when working within groups and teams.
- The role of emotions in leadership. For example, how the leader's emotional expression and regulation impact leader influence processes.
- Job crafting and job design. For instance, understanding how employees can engage in proactive actions to influence and change their job conditions.
He is currently supervising students in areas related to leader traits (e.g., dark triad) and leader-follower relationship.