Katarzyna Cichomska

Katarzyna Cichomska

Research Fellow, Socio-Technical Centre (STC)

Email:
k.i.cichomska@leeds.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 113 343 8288
Categories:
Socio-Technical Centre (STC), Academic, Management, Staff, Workplace Behaviour Research Centre (WBRC)
Location:
Charles Thackrah 2.20
Profile

Qualifications

Academic Qualifications

  • MA (Hons) Psychology – The University of Aberdeen (2009)
  • MSc Organisational Psychology – The City University London (2010)

Professional Recognition

Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)

  • Member of the BPS Special Group in Coaching Psychology
  • Member of the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP)
  • Member of the BPS DOP Conference Working Group (2014-2016); 2016 DOP Conference Working Group Co-Convenor
  • Full Member of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP)

Professional Qualifications

BPS Test User Occupational Qualifications in Ability and Personality (2010)

  • Listed on the BPS Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU)

Experience

Katarzyna is a Research Fellow at Leeds University Business School. She graduated from the University of Aberdeen in July 2009 with a degree in Psychology. She then relocated to London and completed an MSc in Organisational Psychology at the City University London, graduating in 2010. While studying for her MSc, Katarzyna gained her British Psychological Society (BPS) Test User Occupational Qualifications in Ability and Personality (formerly known as Qualifications in Occupational Testing Level A and Level B (Intermediate)).

Katarzyna is currently working on the EU Horizon 2020 IMPACT Project investigating impact of cultural aspects in the management of emergencies in public transport. Since she joined the University of Leeds in August 2011, she has been involved in a number of research projects including two large projects funded by the UK Government Innovate UK (formerly known as the Technology Strategy Board) in collaboration with Rolls-Royce plc. As part of the SILOET project she investigated how and why people share knowledge using different communication media and provided recommendations on the most effective meeting and email practice. Within the SILOET 2 project she worked with the team to provide optimal process and methods for capturing knowledge from experts to support design automation and reusable human readable knowledge. Katarzyna was also involved in smaller research projects looking at the future of UK manufacturing and conducting an appraisal of a professional development programme.

As well as carrying out her research activities Katarzyna has delivered lectures for the MSc in Organizational Psychology course at the University of Leeds and was invited to present at other Universities both locally as well as abroad. She has presented at many international and national conferences and was responsible for the organisation and running of the BPS DOP Annual Conference attended by over 400 delegates. As a member of the DOP Conference Working Group she took on the roles of a University Marketing Lead (2014), Submissions and Reviewing Lead (2015), and Conference Working Group Co-Convenor (2016).

In March 2015 Katarzyna started her part-time PhD in Organisational Psychology exploring psychological and environmental aspects of crowd behaviour in transport terminals and urban environments.

Research

Research Interests

  • Crowd behaviour, wayfinding
  • Knowledge management, virtual communication, collaborative technologies
  • Organisational development and change
  • Human-computer interaction, socio-technical systems
  • Occupational health (work-related stress, burnout, burnout recovery, work-life balance)

Press Coverage

Teaching

Katarzyna has delivered lectures for the MSc in Organizational Psychology course at the University of Leeds and was invited to present at other Universities both locally as well as abroad.

Invited Presentations

International Presentations

  • Cichomska (2015). Working and Collaborating in the 21st Century Organisation. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands, 23 November 2015.
  • Cichomska, K. (2014). Communicating and Collaborating in the 21st Century Organisation. International Week, Department of Psychology, Philosophical Faculty, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic, 28 April 2014.

UK Presentations

  • Cichomska, K. & Cox, J. (2013 & 2015). Investing in your future: Career in Occupational Psychology, MSc Occupational Psychology, Professional Skills Workshop, Goldsmiths, University of London, 11 November 2013 & 6 October 2015.
  • Bolton, L., Cichomska, K., & Offutt, R. (2013 & 2014). Psychology at Work. Careers Session, BSc Psychology (Year 2 & 3), University of York, 19 November 2013 & 3 November 2014.
  • Cadas, C. & Cichomska, K. (2012). Knowledge Management in Rolls-Royce. Principles of Information and Knowledge Management module (postgraduate), Loughborough University, 10 October 2012.

Personal Tutoring and Supervision

  • MSc Organizational Psychology personal tutor (2011-2015)
  • MSc Organizational Psychology dissertation supervisor (2011-2015)
Publications

Journal Articles

  • Cichomska, K. (2013). Chairing and attending virtual meetings: the Importance of Shared Experience. Assessment & Development Matters, 5(4), Winter, pp. 9-12.

Book Chapters

  • Cichomska, K. I., Roe, V., & Des, L. (2015). Meeting organization strategy:  The ‘why’ and ‘how’ of meetings with virtual presence. In S. Rogelberg, J. Allen, & N. Lehmann-Willenbrock (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Meeting Science (pp. 663-679). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

EU Reports

  • Cichomska, K., Robinson, M., Minkov, M., Davis, M., Blagoev, V., van der Wal., N., Karbownik, A., Sengur, F., Turhan, U., Giuricin, A., Dambra, C., Rozzi, S., Tedeschi, A., & Golfetti, A. (2016). D1.3 – Theoretical framework of cross-cultural and psycho-social crowd behaviour and management in transport terminals. IMPACT Project, report for the European Commission.
  • Minkov, M., Cichomska, K., Robinson, M., Davis, M., Blagoev, V., Turhan, U., Giuricin, A., Dambra, C., Rozzi, S., Tedeschi, A., Golfetti, A. (2016). D1.2 – Empirical dataset and results. IMPACT Project, report for the European Commission.
  • Robinson, M. A., Cichomska, K., Davis, M., Minkov, M., Blagoev, V., van der Wal, N., Turhan, U., Karbownik, A., Giuricin, A., Rozzi, S., & Tedeschi, A. (2015). D1.1 – Review and Critical Analysis of Multi-Cultural Crowd Behaviour in Emergencies. IMPACT Project, report for the European Commission. 

Government Reports

Organisational Reports

  • Katarzyna has submitted a number of research reports to Rolls-Royce plc as part of the SILOET and SILOET 2 Projects.

Conference Presentations

  • Cichomska, K. I., Robinson, M. A., & Davis, M. C. (2016). Understanding crowd disasters: A socio-technical and cross-cultural analysis. Presentation at the 7th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, Orlando, Florida, USA, 27-31 July 2016.
  • Bolton, L. E., Cadas, C., Cichomska, K. I., & Roe, V. (2016). “Help, my expert is leaving next week!” - Improving the Knowledge Acquisition and Modelling Process within an Engineering Organisation. Presentation at the 7th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE), Orlando, Florida, USA, 27-31 July 2016.
  • Cadas, C., & Cichomska, K. (2015). Knowledge Retention Processes, Tools, and Experiences. Invited speaker at the Knowledge Management and Enterprise Solutions Conference (KM World), Washington, DC, USA, 2-5 November 2015.
  • Cichomska, K. I., Kumar, A., Cadas, C., & Robinson, M. A. (2015). Delivering engineering standards: A usability study of the Commodity Desktop. Presentation at the 6th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 26-30 July 2015.
  • Cichomska, K. I., Yin, C., Clegg, C. W., Kumar, A., Robinson, M. A., McKay, A., & Knott, D. (2015). Simulating vicious circles in a new product introduction system. Presentation at the 6th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 26-30 July 2015.
  • Cichomska, K. I. (2015). Communicating in the era of email: supporting effective practice. Presentation at the 17th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP), Oslo, Norway, 20-23 May 2015.
  • Cichomska, K., & Roe, V. (2015). Meeting effectiveness – changing behaviours to release productivity. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, Glasgow, 7-9 January 2015.
  • Cichomska, K. I. (2013). Virtual meetings of the future: A socio-technical perspective for the improved management of meetings. Presentation at the 16th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP), Münster, Germany, 22-25 May 2013.
  • Bolton, L. E., Cichomska, K., & Clegg, C. (2013). Back to the Future: Reviving Socio-Technical Theory. Poster Presentation at the 16th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP), Münster, Germany, 22-25 May 2013.
  • Cichomska, K. (2013). How to run an effective meeting with virtual participation. Code of conduct from a socio-technical perspective. Presentation at the British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, Chester, 9-11 January 2013.
  • Cichomska, K. (2011). Risk and creativity at work (MSc dissertation project). Presentation at the British Psychological Society Postgraduate Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, 11-12 January 2011.

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