Pinar Celik is a PhD holder from Tilburg University (Netherlands) in Social Psychology (2013). She is associate professor of Social Psychology and Organizational Behavior. Her  research focuses on effective leader-member  communication and interactions, employee career management, creativity and diversity.


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  • Vice-deanof Academic Affairs at SBS-EM since 2021.
  • Supervisorof 4 PhD students (defended and ongoing).
  • Coordinator of Master Thesis info sessions.
  • Working with Belgium’s 40 under 40, to investigate and quantify the organizational and societal impact of leadership mentoring to help equip young and ambitious societal leaders to respond to the challenges of modern society related to meaning, social responsibility and impact.
  • Organizer of Diversity in Organizations: Exploring New Horizons Together. A conference that brings together diversity policy practitioners and academics.
  • Work Psychology: Socially Sustainable Organizations (DROIS-3002)
  • Business Communication: Soft skills development and decision making (GESTS-4002)
  • Research Methods in Management Science: Qualitative & Quantitative methods GESTS4001)
  • Beyond the tipping point: the curvilinear relationships of transformational leadership, leader–member exchange, and emotional exhaustion in the French police (2022), Molines, M., El Akremi, A., Storme, M., & Celik, P. (2022). Public Management Review, 24, 80-105
  • What could be My Next Job? Using Flat Information Structures to Generate Creative Future Career Ideas (2021). Schilling, A., Celik, P., and Storme, M.. The Journal of Creative Behavior 55, 53-62.
  • Cultural self-efficacy increases creativity in bicultural dyads: Evidence from two dyadic divergent thinking tasks (2020). Camargo, A., Çelik, P., & Storme, M. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 38
  • Anger and sadness as adaptive emotion expression strategies in response to negative competence and warmth evaluations (2016). Celik, P., Storme, M., & Myszkowski, N. British Journal of Social Psychology.
  • According to Google Scholar more than 500 citations and an H-index of 13
  • Promoter of 2 research grants, including a FRESH grant
  • Guest Editor of Frontiers in Psychology
  • Reviewer for various high impact international journals such as Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Human Relations, International Review of Administrative Sciences, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Career Development International