School of Psychology
PhD, MA (Babes-Boylai)
Area of expertise/Research Interests: 
  • Leadership functions
  • Team processes
  • Incident Command
  • Measurement of Safety Culture
  • Work design

Dr Daniela Andrei completed a PhD in Psychology at Babes-Bolyai University in Romania in 2010. Prior to this she graduated a Master of Arts in Human Resources Psychology and Marketing and a BA in Psychology from the same university. Since the starting of her PhD in Romania, she also worked as an Assistant Professor, teaching courses and seminars in Work Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Organizational Psychology at the Psychology Department of Babes-Bolyai University. 

Daniela also has extensive consulting experience, having worked on the research and consulting side of many applicative projects for public bodies or industry.

Daniela joined the Accelerated Learning Laboratory at UWA in 2012, after she was awarded the GO8 European Fellowship, under the supervision of Professor Mark Griffin. She returned in 2013 as a Research Assistant Professor, working on several projects within the Lab. Her current research activities revolve around team leadership and team processes/emergent states and effectiveness of incident command teams in oil and gas industry as well as work design and antecedents of work design decisions. She is also working on a project attempting to benchmark Safety beliefs and practices across developing countries and she has been involved in research looking at the levels of engagement with the course and training effectiveness of participants who take part in our trainings.    

Download translations of Dr. Andrei's research: 

Infographic - International Safety Survey
White Paper - International Safety Survey
Conference Poster - International Safety Survey
Conference Poster - Leadership for Effective Incident Command

Related Research Projects

Key Papers

Talati, Z. & Andrei, D. (2014). Predicting safety performance using group and individual level predictors. In: Andrei, D. & Louw, K. An integrative approach to safety: group and individual level predictors. Symposium accepted for presentation at the 29th Annual Conference of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), Honolulu, Hawaii, 15-17 May.

Yeo, G., Andrei, D., Hu, X., Griffin, M., & Day, D. (2013). Using a self-regulatory framework to understand the role of leader functions on team processes and emergent states in action teams. In Yeo, G., & Andrei, D. The influence of leader self-regulation on leader, team and subordinate outcomes. Symposium presented at the 10th Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference of the Australian Psychological Society, Perth, Australia, July 3rd – 7th.

Andrei, D., Yeo, G., Griffin, M., Van Drumpt, E., & Day, D. (2013). Leadership Functions in Action Teams: Differences across Phases and Time. In Yeo, G. & Andrei, D. Leadership and team processes in safety-critical environments. Symposium Presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, Texas, 11-13 April.

Allen, D., Birdi, K., Alsina, V., Andrei, D., et al., (under review). Knowledge sharing practices and issues in policing contexts: A systematic review of the literature. Policing and Society: An International Journal of Research and Policy

van den Born, A., van Witteloostuijn, A, Barlage, M., Sapulete, S., van den Oord, A., Vallet, N., Rogiest, S., Reguli, Z., Vit, M., Mouhanna, C., Cassan, D., Christe-Zeyse, J., Giljohann, S., Gruschinske, M., Pautz, H., Stein-Mueller, S., Bisogni, F., Costanzo, P., Strojanovski, T., Mirceva, S., Krstevska, K., Rajkovcevski, R., Bayerl, P.S., Horton, K.E., Jacobs, G., Jochoms, T., Andrei, A., Baban, A., Rus, C., Ratiu, L.C.I., Vonas, G., Gasco, M., Allen, K., Birdi, K., Betteridge, K., Casey, R., Graham, L. & Polos, L. (2013 accepted). Policing opportunities and threats in Europe. Journal of Organizational Change Management