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.
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
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.
Finally, due to his interest and application of innovative methodologies such as machine learning and AI, Dr. Gruda serves as an Associate Editor of Personality and Individual Differences, Frontiers in Psychology as well as Frontiers in Blockchain, in addition to Reviewer roles in several top-tier academic journals.
Note: 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.
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.
Peer Reviewed Journal
|2023||Gruda D., Psychogios A., Ojo A. (2023) 'Don’t Let Your Anxiety Stress Out Your Team'. Harvard Business Review, . [Link] [Full-Text]|
|2023||Gruda D., Hanges P. (2023) 'Why We Follow Narcissistic Leaders'. Harvard Business Review, . [Link] [Full-Text]|
|2023||Gruda D.; McCleskey J.; Khoury I. (2023) 'Cause we are living in a Machiavellian world, and I am a Machiavellian major: Machiavellianism and academic major choice'. PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, 205 . [DOI] [Full-Text]|
|2023||Psychogios A., Gruda D., Ojo A. (2023) 'Tweet You Right Back: Follower Anxiety predicts Leader Anxiety in Social Media Interactions during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic'. PLoS ONE, . [Full-Text]|
|2022||Gruda D.; McCleskey J. (2022) 'How to avoid others and influence people: Attachment orientations predict leader prototypicality in ad hoc teams'. Acta Psychologica, 230 . [DOI] [Full-Text]|
|2022||Gruda D.; Ojo A. (2022) 'Is it too late now to say we're sorry? Examining anxiety contagion and crisis communication strategies using machine learning'. PLoS ONE, 17 (9). [DOI] [Full-Text]|
|2022||Gruda D.; Berrios R.A.; Kafetsios K.G.; McCleskey J.A. (2022) 'Time After Time: Attachment Orientations and Impression Formation in Initial and Longer-Term Team Interactions'. Frontiers in Psychology, 13 . [DOI] [Full-Text]|
|2022||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, . [DOI] [Full-Text]|
|2022||Gruda D.; Kafetsios K. (2022) 'From Ideal to Real: Attachment Orientations Guide Preference for an Autonomous Leadership Style'. Frontiers in Psychology, 13 . [DOI] [Full-Text]|
|2022||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, 16 (2). [DOI] [Full-Text]|
|2022||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]|
|2022||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] [Full-Text]|
|2021||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]|
|2021||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] [Full-Text]|
|2021||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]|
|2021||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]|
|2020||Gruda, D, Kafetsios, K (2020) 'Attachment Orientations Guide the Transfer of Leadership Judgments: Culture Matters'. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, . https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167219865514 [Full-Text]|
|2019||Gruda D.; Hasan S. (2019) 'Feeling anxious? Perceiving anxiety in tweets using machine learning'. Computers in Human Behavior, 98 :245-255. [DOI] [Full-Text]|
|2018||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] [Full-Text]|
|2017||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]|
|2023||Gruda D., Ojo A. (2023) Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Pre-Competition Anxiety and Athletic Performance in the NBA – A Machine Learning Approach (withdrawn)|
|2021||Gruda D.; Ojo A. (2021) Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Inferring the relationship between anxiety and extraversion from tweets during covid-19 - A linguistic analytics approach [Full-Text]|
|2022||Gruda D., Psychogios A., Ojo A. (2022) Anxious leaders can influence their followers’ anxiety even when communicating online, study finds. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]|
|2022||Gruda D., Ojo A. (2022) Has the pandemic impacted more on introverts or extroverts?. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]|
|2022||Gruda D., McCleskey J. (2022) Are narcissistic bosses good at raising cash?. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]|
|2019||Hasan S., Gruda D. (2019) Can artificial intelligence reduce anxiety in the workplace?. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]|