BiographyCarlos received his PhD in Psychology (Social Psychology) in 1997 and his degree in Psychology from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Between 1990 and 1997 he was associate professor at the Centro de Estudios Superiores Sociales y Jurídicos “Ramón Carande” (linked to the Universidad Complutense de Madrid). Since 1998 he is lecturer of Social Psychology at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid), and he has been member of the Social Sciences Department and now member of the Social Psychology Unit, Department of Psychology, of the Faculty of Health Sciences. In december 2012 Carlos was accredited to Full Professor (Catedrático de Universidad) by the Spanish National Agency for Evaluation and Accreditation of Quality (ANECA).
Since 2002 he coordinates the Research Group IN-PSITRO/SOC (Research in Work and Organizational Psychology and Social Psychology), along with other members of Social Psychology Unit of the Department of Psychology.
His research has been mainly focused on psychological contract and exchange relationships in organizations (commitment, trust and perceived organizational support), membership and temporal matters in work teams, early retirement, bridge employment and psychological well-being, and conflict resolution and mediation in higher education.
He has conducted several research projects granted and funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education and the Agency of Education and Science of Madrid Regional Government. Also he is member of research teams composed by researches of Spanish Universities (Autónoma de Madrid, Carlos III de Madrid, Complutense de Madrid, Nacional de Educación a Distancia, País Vasco, Almería, etc.) and European Universities (Università di Bologna, Italy, and Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal).
In addition, he has conducted several research projects and studies funded by public institutions as well as private organizations.
On June 19, 2003 I was elected University Ombudsman at the University Rey Juan Carlos by the Senate. I was re-elected by the Senate on December 11, 2007 for a second four-year term, which lasts until July, 2014. In addition to specific job functions in this position, during these nine years I have carried on an extensive activity in the Spanish Conference of University Ombudsman (CEDU), in the European Network of Ombudsman in Higher Educaction (ENOHE) and in the Latino-American Network (REDDU), especially in the field of human rights and mediation and conflict resolution in university, research and higher education contexts.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Organizational behavior, work teams, psychological contract, early work retirement, bridge employment, occupational health psychology, mediation and conflict resolution, university management.
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