Daniela completed all her studies at Babes-Bolyai University in Romania where she obtained a PhD and a Bachelor degree in Psychology, as well as a Master degree in Human Resources Psychology and Marketing. Starting with 2008, she also worked as an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department of the same university, lecturing and teaching seminars in Work Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Organizational Psychology. During this time, she also acquired extensive consulting experience having worked as a senior research expert in several Human Resources Development projects co-funded by the European Social Fund.
Daniela joined UWA in 2012, after she was awarded the highly competitive GO8 European Fellowship, under the supervision of Professor Mark Griffin. She returned in 2013 working as a research fellow at the Accelerated Learning Laboratory and in early 2017 she transferred to UWA Business School, working across the Centre for Transformative Work Design and Centre for Safety.
Daniela’s current research activities revolve around unpacking the antecedents of work design behaviours, understanding leadership functions and team processes in incident management teams, as well as the interplay between safety and employee wellbeing. In close collaboration with industry and regulators, Daniela coordinated several large-scale applicative projects involving data collection across several countries and industries.