Dr Jon Gruda

School of Business

Lecturer
Assistant Professor

School of Business Building
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(01) 474 7629

Biography

Dr. Jon Gruda is an Assistant Professor in Organisational Behaviour at Maynooth University. He also serves as the Academic (Post-Graduate) Placement Co-Ordinator in the School of Business. In terms of research interests, Dr. Gruda primarily focuses on relational leadership, dark leadership traits, personality, in addition to the aforementioned work on anxiety. 

His previous appointment was at emlyon Business School (France) where he completed his Ph.D. in Management from 2012 to 2017, together with a joint Doctorate in Psychology (Dr. rer. nat.) at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (Germany). During his Ph.D., Dr. Gruda also completed an MSc in Affective Neuroscience from Maastricht University (The Netherlands) in 2018. This qualification inspired his recent interdisciplinary work with colleagues on detecting anxiety using machine learning
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Due to his training in econometrics and psychometrics, Dr Gruda recently was selected as one of 373 young scholars out of 20,000 applicants worldwide to attend the Lindau Nobel Prize Laureates Meeting in Economic Sciences.


Dr Gruda also holds an MSc from emlyon in Management Research (2012-2014), as well as a triple MSc degree from City University London (Cass Business School), ESCP Europe Paris, and ESCP Europe Berlin (2010-2012). He completed his BSc in International Business and Management at the University of Groningen from 2007-2010.

In addition to his research, Dr. Gruda also has attended and chaired several international conference sessions, including HICSS, the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, and the Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium. Dr. Gruda also guest stars on podcasts where he discusses new research insights. 

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Students who are interested in pursuing research in these and related topics, please feel free to reach out to Dr. Gruda to arrange a meeting.

Finally, due to his interest and application of innovative methodologies such as machine learning and AI, Dr. Gruda serves as an Associate Editor of Frontiers in Psychology as well as Frontiers in Blockchain, in addition to Reviewer roles in several academic journals.

Research Interests

My research includes relational leadership, dark leadership traits, anxiety at work, and personality. 

In terms of research methods, most of my work is experimental in nature (experimental psychology), and also longitudinal using large datasets. In addition, I have been focusing on introducing data science methods, such as machine learning and AI and Big Data, into the leadership and management literature. Currently, there have only been initial attempts to introduce these methods into the applied psychology literature. For example, the interdisciplinary research work with colleagues, now allows us to accurately predict anxiety using social media data. In turn, our algorithm can now be used to track anxiety in specific samples or entire populations over time. Likewise, we have developed algorithms that can predict various personality traits, namely narcissism and Big Five personality traits, based on social media gathered on micro-blog platforms such as Twitter.

Finally, I also have begun working with an interdisciplinary research team, in which we aim to identify and study the impact of both physiological and psycho-social phenotypes on leadership ability.

Research Projects

  Project Role Funding Body / Program Description Start Date End Date Award (€)
Generating actionable insights from the analysis of free-text comments from the National Care Experience Programme using Qualitative and Computational Text Analytics methods Funded Collaborator Health Research Board / HRB / Government State Bodies 01-DEC-21 30-NOV-23 301930
Attachment Orientations in Context: The Case of Cognitive Task Performance Principle Investigator Maynooth University / Government State Bodies 01-SEP-20 31-AUG-22 3150
Role of Attachment in the Perception of Medical Professionals Principle Investigator Maynooth University / Government State Bodies 03-OCT-19 15-JUL-21 1250
Assessment of Attachment Orientations Using Linguistic Behavioural Residue Principle Investigator Maynooth University / Government State Bodies 01-APR-19 31-AUG-19 750
Perceiving anxiety in tweets using machine learning Principle Investigator Maynooth University / Government State Bodies 01-NOV-17 31-AUG-18 500

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2022 'Time after Time: Attachment orientations and impression formation in initial and longer-term team interactions'
Gruda D., Berrios R., Kafetsios K., McCleskey J. (2022) 'Time after Time: Attachment orientations and impression formation in initial and longer-term team interactions'. Frontiers in Psychology, [Details]
2022 'Don't Go Chasing Narcissists: A Relational-Based and Multiverse Perspective on Leader Narcissism and Follower Engagement using a Machine Learning Approach'
Gruda D., Karanatsiou D., Hanges P., Golbeck J., Vakali A. (2022) 'Don't Go Chasing Narcissists: A Relational-Based and Multiverse Perspective on Leader Narcissism and Follower Engagement using a Machine Learning Approach'. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, [Details]
2022 'From Ideal to Real: Attachment Orientations Guide Preference for an Autonomous Leadership Style'
Gruda D.;Kafetsios K. (2022) 'From Ideal to Real: Attachment Orientations Guide Preference for an Autonomous Leadership Style'. Frontiers in Psychology, 13 [DOI] [Details]
2022 'My tweets bring all the traits to the yard: Predicting personality and relational traits in online social networks'
Karanatsiou D., Sermpezis P., Gruda D., Kafetsios K., Dimitriadis I., Vakali A. (2022) 'My tweets bring all the traits to the yard: Predicting personality and relational traits in online social networks'. ACM Transactions on the Web, [Details]
2022 'Don't you tweet me badly: Anxiety contagion between leaders and followers in computer-mediated communication during COVID-19'
Gruda D.;Ojo A.;Psychogios A. (2022) 'Don't you tweet me badly: Anxiety contagion between leaders and followers in computer-mediated communication during COVID-19'. PLoS ONE, 17 (3) [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2022 'All about that trait: Examining extraversion and state anxiety during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic using a machine learning approach'
Gruda D.;Ojo A. (2022) 'All about that trait: Examining extraversion and state anxiety during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic using a machine learning approach'. PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, 188 [DOI] [Details]
2021 'Risk-taking, resilience, and state anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic: A coming of (old) age story'
McCleskey, J;Gruda, D (2021) 'Risk-taking, resilience, and state anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic: A coming of (old) age story'. PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, 170 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2021 'I Alone Can Fix It: Examining interactions between narcissistic leaders and anxious followers on Twitter using a machine learning approach'
Gruda D.;Karanatsiou D.;Mendhekar K.;Golbeck J.;Vakali A. (2021) 'I Alone Can Fix It: Examining interactions between narcissistic leaders and anxious followers on Twitter using a machine learning approach'. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, [DOI] [Details]
2021 'I'm simply the best, better than all the rest: Narcissistic leaders and corporate fundraising success'
Gruda, D;McCleskey, J;Karanatsiou, D;Vakali, A (2021) 'I'm simply the best, better than all the rest: Narcissistic leaders and corporate fundraising success'. PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, 168 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2021 'I need a doctor, call me a doctor: Attachment and the evaluation of general practitioners before and during the covid‐19 pandemic'
Gruda D.;Kafetsios K. (2021) 'I need a doctor, call me a doctor: Attachment and the evaluation of general practitioners before and during the covid‐19 pandemic'. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (15) [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Attachment Orientations Guide the Transfer of Leadership Judgments: Culture Matters'
Gruda, D, Kafetsios, K (2020) 'Attachment Orientations Guide the Transfer of Leadership Judgments: Culture Matters'. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2019 'Feeling anxious? Perceiving anxiety in tweets using machine learning'
Gruda D.;Hasan S. (2019) 'Feeling anxious? Perceiving anxiety in tweets using machine learning'. Computers in Human Behavior, 98 :245-255 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2018 'Interdependent followers prefer avoidant leaders: Followers’ cultural orientation moderates leaders’ avoidance relationships with followers’ work outcomes'
Kafetsios K.G.;Gruda D. (2018) 'Interdependent followers prefer avoidant leaders: Followers’ cultural orientation moderates leaders’ avoidance relationships with followers’ work outcomes'. Frontiers In Communication, 3 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Seems Fair to Me: Dyadic Leader Consensus Mediates Fairness and Group Performance'
Gruda D., McCleskey J., Berrios R. (2017) 'Seems Fair to Me: Dyadic Leader Consensus Mediates Fairness and Group Performance'. Small Group Research, :1-31 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2021 Inferring the relationship between anxiety and extraversion from tweets during covid-19 - A linguistic analytics approach
Gruda D.;Ojo A. (2021) Inferring the relationship between anxiety and extraversion from tweets during covid-19 - A linguistic analytics approach Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences , pp.2689-2698 [full-text] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2022 Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
Gruda D., Game A., Kavanagh A., Karanatsiou D., Vakali A. (2022) Academy of Management Annual Meeting. [Oral Presentation], Stay with Me: The Roles of Leader Attachment Orientations and Tenure in Employee Retention, Seattle, WA , 05-AUG-22 - 09-AUG-22 [Details]
2022 Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
Gruda D., McCleskey J., Psychogios A., Ojo A., Karanatsiou D., Vakali A. (2022) Academy of Management Annual Meeting. [Oral Presentation], New Leaders On the Block--Narcissistic Servant Leaders, Follower Anxiety and the COVID-19 Pandemic, Seattle, WA , 05-AUG-22 - 09-AUG-22 [Details]
2022 Regional Cultural Differences Conference.
Kafetsios K., Gruda D., Manuoglu E., Seitl M. (2022) Regional Cultural Differences Conference. [Oral Presentation], Culture level attachment and cultural orientations predict life expectancy, Barcelona, Spain , 18-JUL-22 - 21-JUL-22 [Details]
2022 8th CERE Conference Granada.
Kafetsios K., Alonso-Arbiol, Campbell, Chen, Gruda et al. (2022) 8th CERE Conference Granada. [Oral Presentation], Social class is associated with higher emotion decoding accuracy across cultures, Granada, Spain , 10-JUN-22 - 11-JUN-22 [Details]
2022 Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium.
Gruda D., Karanatsiou D., Hanges P., Vakali A. (2022) Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium. [Oral Presentation], Into the Multiverse: Examining the Followers of Narcissistic Leaders using a Machine Learning Approach, Greece [Details]
2022 Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium.
Psychogios A., Nyfoudi M., Gruda D. (2022) Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium. [Oral Presentation], In Spite of these Complexities: Exploring Leader-Follower relationships and the cascading effect of stress in complex contexts, Greece [Details]
2022 Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium.
Gruda D., Hanges P. (2022) Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium. [Oral Presentation], Attachment Orientations in Context: The Case of Cognitive Task Performance, Greece [Details]
2021 Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2021.
Gruda D., Ojo A., Psychogios A. (2021) Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2021. [Oral Presentation], Examining Anxiety Contagion in Computer-Mediated Communication using Machine Learning, Virtual Experience [Details]
2021 Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2021.
Gruda D., Karanatsiou D., Hanges P., Golbeck J., Vakali A. (2021) Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2021. [Oral Presentation], Leader Narcissism and Follower Engagement-A Machine Learning Approach, Virtual Experience [Details]
2020 Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2020.
Psychogios A., Prouska R., Szamosi L., Gruda D. (2020) Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2020. [Oral Presentation], Can we trust them again? A Framework for Repairing Trust in SMEs in an Economic Crisis Context, Vancouver , 07-AUG-20 - 11-AUG-20 [Details]
2020 International Conference on Emotions and Organizational Life XII EMONET XII 2020.
McCleskey J., Berrios R., Gruda D. (2020) International Conference on Emotions and Organizational Life XII EMONET XII 2020. [Oral Presentation], Revisiting Joseph and Newman: Specifying the role of Emotional Labor in the Cascading Model of Emotional Intelligence, Online , 08-JUL-20 - 09-JUL-20 [Details]
2019 Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium.
Gruda D., Psychogios A., Melnyk Y. (2019) Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium. [Oral Presentation], The Power of Temperament: Exploring the Biological Foundations of Leadership Perceptions, Corfu, Greece [Details]
2019 Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium.
Gruda D., Berrios R., McCleskey J. (2019) Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium. [Oral Presentation], Anxious Attachment and the Deceiving Nature of Good First Impressions, Corfu, Greece [Details]
2018 Institute of Work Psychology International Conference 2018.
Gruda D. (2018) Institute of Work Psychology International Conference 2018. [Oral Presentation], The Self, The Other, and In-between: Attachment Orientations and Leader Preference, Sheffield, UK , 19-JUN-18 - 21-JUN-18 [Details]
2018 Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium.
Gruda D., Kafetsios K. (2018) Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium. [Oral Presentation], Causing (or Inhibiting) Emotional Exhaustion at Work: Regulatory Matching between Leaders’ Attachment Orientations and Followers’ Emotion Labor Strategies, Crete, Greece , 09-MAY-18 - 12-MAY-18 [Details]
2018 Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2018.
Gruda D., Hasan S. (2018) Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2018. [Oral Presentation], You're Anxious and I know it! A Machine Learning Approach to perceiving Anxiety in Micro-Blog Data, Chicago, IL [Details]
2017 Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2017.
Gruda D. (2017) Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2017. [Oral Presentation], I Know a Leader When I See One: Implicit Leadership Theories and Attachment Styles, Atlanta, GA [Details]
2017 Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium.
Gruda, D., Kafetsios, K. (2017) Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium. [Oral Presentation], Case of Mistaken Identity – Attachment as a Predictor of Leader Transference, Mykonos, Greece , 04-MAY-17 - 06-MAY-17 [Details]
2017 European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology Congress.
Gruda, D. (2017) European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology Congress. [Oral Presentation], You Are What I Say You Are: Leader Transference and Attachment Theory, Dublin, Ireland , 17-MAY-17 - 20-MAY-17 [Details]
2017 European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology Congress.
Berrios R., Gruda D., McCleskey J. (2017) European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology Congress. [Oral Presentation], Emotions in groups as a function of dyadic member exchanges over time, Dublin, Ireland , 17-MAY-17 - 20-MAY-17 [Details]
2016 EAWOP Summer School.
Gruda D. (2016) EAWOP Summer School. [Poster Presentation], We have so much in common! Leader Transference and Attachment Theory, Birmingham , 12-SEP-16 - 16-SEP-16 [Details]
2016 Southwest Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2016.
McCleskey J., Gruda D., Tumel F. (2016) Southwest Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2016. [Oral Presentation], New Directions in Leadership: Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Emergence and Perceived Organizational Justice, Oklahoma City, OK , 09-MAR-16 - 11-MAR-16 [Details]
2016 International Conference on Emotions and Organizational Life X EMONET.
McCleskey J., Berrios R., Gruda D. (2016) International Conference on Emotions and Organizational Life X EMONET. [Oral Presentation], Embracing Emotional Labor Context: An Investigation of Ability Model Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Effectiveness, Rome, Italy , 04-JUL-16 - 05-JUL-16 [Details]
2016 Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium.
Gruda D., Berrios R., McCleskey J. (2016) Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium. [Oral Presentation], Who Says You’re Not Perfect: Influence of Attachment Styles on the Perception and Evaluation of Others' Leadership Abilities, Rhodes, Greece , 05-MAY-16 - 07-MAY-16 [Details]
2015 European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology Congress.
Gruda D. (2015) European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology Congress. [Oral Presentation], Conform or Perish: A ‘Familiar’ Look at Group Conformity – Attachment Style and Team Dynamics, Oslo, Norway , 20-MAY-15 - 23-MAY-15 [Details]
2014 International Conference on Emotions and Organizational Life EMONET IX.
Gruda D., Rohrmann S. (2014) International Conference on Emotions and Organizational Life EMONET IX. [Oral Presentation], Increasing Employees’ Performance through Negative Affective Feedback, Philadelphia, PA , 28-JUL-14 - 29-JUL-14 [Details]
2013 BPS Social Psychology Section Annual Conference.
Gruda D. (2013) BPS Social Psychology Section Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Harnessing the Power of Psychopathic Behavior, Exeter, UK , 28-AUG-13 - 30-AUG-13 [Details]

Newspaper Articles

  Year Publication
2022 Has the pandemic impacted more on introverts or extroverts?.
Gruda D., Ojo A. (2022) Has the pandemic impacted more on introverts or extroverts?. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2022 Are narcissistic bosses good at raising cash?.
Gruda D., McCleskey J. (2022) Are narcissistic bosses good at raising cash?. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2019 Can artificial intelligence reduce anxiety in the workplace?.
Hasan S., Gruda D. (2019) Can artificial intelligence reduce anxiety in the workplace?. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2020 Benedictine University Award for Outstanding Paper on Ethical Issues in Consulting Academy of Management
2020 7th Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting on Economic Sciences Lindau Nobel Laureates Foundation
2020 Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting Online Sciathon Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings Foundation
2020 Wharton Global Faculty Development Program Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2018 Maastricht University MSc Affective Neuroscience
2017 EMLYON Business School PhD Management
2017 Goethe University Frankfurt am Main Dr. rer. nat. Psychology
2014 EMLYON Business School MPhil Management Research
2012 ESCP Europe Paris/Berlin MSc, Diplome Grande Ecole Management
2012 City University London MSc Management
2010 Rijksuniversiteit Groningen BSc International Business & Management

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
German Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Functional Functional Functional
Dutch Functional Basic Basic

Reviews

  Journal Role
Academy Of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings Reviewer
Frontiers In Psychology Reviewer

Internal Collaborators

  Name Institute Country
Adegboyega Ojo IRELAND
Joseph Coughlan IRELAND
Marian Crowley-Henry IRELAND

External Collaborators

  Name Role / Description Country
University of Maryland U.S.A.