“In my work with the local oil & gas industry in Aberdeen and Stavanger I was intrigued to find rather different attitudes to the present and the future of the industry and the way the two cities have embraced the oil at their doorstep. The Norwegian way seemed proactive, open to innovation, forward looking and maintaining a high quality of life alongside work. Aberdeen advertises itself as Europe’s oil (or energy) capital for good reasons but also seems uneasy about this powerful industry that may desert it in the not to distant future.
During my day job as a lecturer and researcher these contextual factors and local differences are of only peripheral importance. The companies I work with are typically interested in solutions that will work across the North Sea or even anywhere in the world. I am looking forward to explore this context in more detail and collaborating with my two artistic colleagues Eva and Anne Britt to engage more people in this dialogue across the North Sea about what we do with the oil as part of our life in these two cities.”
2005-present Assistant Professor, Industrial Design, TU Delft, The Netherlands
2001-2005 Lecturer in Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Co-director of the Industrial Psychology Research Centre, School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen
1997 -2001 Research Fellow and Project Manager, Institute of Work and Organisational Psychology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH)
1996-1997 Junior Lecturer at the Department of Psychology, University of Munich
1995-1996 Research Assistant, University of Munich, Project on Evaluation of Training in Quality Management, funded by the German Research Foundation DFG
Degrees and education
2001 PhD (Dr. phil.) in Psychology, University of Potsdam, Germany , on Heedful action and work design for product development
1995 Master (Dipl.-Psych.) in Psychology, Free University Berlin, (First), funded by German National Scholarship Foundation
1991 – 1992 Visiting Student at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
1992 BSc in Linguistics, Sociology & German Literature, University of Kiel
1991 BSc in Psychology, University of Kiel, Germany
Kristina’s research is centred on team interaction in complex working environment, such as product innovation, offshore drilling operations and incident management. Her research involves analysing and modelling current practice as well as supporting collaboration in complex work environment through training interventions and IT systems.