Christian Bretter

Christian Bretter



Leeds Doctoral Scholarship

Prizes/awards scholarship for outstanding performance (German career network, 2019)

Scholarship for exceptional performance from the University of Warwick for the MSc in Engineering Business Management (2015)

Honoured for two years of extraordinary work by the Coorporative State University for achievements that resulted from volunteering engagement (2014)

Professional Memberships

Academy of Management

British Academy of Management

Extracurricular Activities

Representative of Postgraduate Researchers of the Management division 

Member of the University Research Ethics Committee

Member of the Athena SWAN Committee

Teaching Experience

MSc Module - Management in Practice

Professional Experience

Vp plc, Commercial Management Graduate Scheme, UK (Oct 2016 - Sep 2017)

KSPG AG, Leading Project Manager for R&D, Germany (Oct 2014 - Sep 2015)

Full CV and References are available on request.

Research interests

Christian is a Postgraduate Researcher (PGR) at the University of Leeds Business School. His research interests focus on how social identities and conflicts created by social groups shape our reactions and understanding of the environment. In particular, his current research explores how non-verbal behaviour can be used for the own benefit in social interactions and whether the social outcomes of particular actions are moderated by social identities. Further, Christian is interested in the neurological processes underpinning these effects and how our emotions and biases drive our decision making. 


  • Master of Science (M.Sc) - Engineering Business Management, University of Warwick, UK (2016)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng) - Mechanical Engineering, Cooperative State Univ., Germany (2014)
  • Certified Quality Manager by the German Association for Quality Control (DGQ, 2014)
  • Certified Trainer by the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (2014)

Research groups and institutes

  • Workplace Behaviour Research Centre