Gracia, F.

University of Valencia


Francisco J. Gracia Lerín is a full Lecturer in Work, Organizational and Personnel at the University of Valencia. In the frame of the WOP-P Master, he is the coordinator of the Personnel Psychology courses at the University of Valencia. He is also deputy director from OPAL (, the Employment Observatory and Career Center from the Univesity of Valencia. He is also a research member from IDOCAL ( where coordinates the research line about Safety Culture and Safety Performance in High-Reliability Organizations. Prof. Gracia has published numerous research studies in the main scientific journals related to safety, such as Safety Science, Risk Analyses, Accident Analysis and Prevention or Journal of Safety Research. A second interest of research has to do with new employment relations and more specifically, temporary work, organizational flexibility, job insecurity, employability, and graduates’ overqualification. His work in this research area has been published in journals such as Applied Psychology: An international review, Journal of Happiness Studies, International Labour Review or Economic and Industrial Democracy. His work as a consultant includes different projects related to practices such as personnel selection, management by competencies, performance appraisal, manager’s training, teamwork, and innovation, for companies from different industries (nuclear energy, chemical, banking, social services, employment, etc.)

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