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Luis D. Torres

Doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Doctoral researcher in a joint programme at the School of Medicine and the Nottingham University Business School.

I studied Organisational Psychology at the University of Talca in Chile, and a Master's degree in Work, Organisational and Personnel Psychology at the University of Barcelona in Spain.

I have experience in different companies in Chile, Spain, and the UK. I have been involved in professional projects related with organisation development, human resource management, and business strategy for MSEs.

I have also been involved in research projects about corporate sustainability, business & human rights, and employment legislation. Currently, my main research interest is the role of businesses in the global sustainable development agenda.

Expertise Summary

  • Business ethics, corporate social responsibility and sustainability
  • Diversity, discrimination and human rights
  • Equality and human development theory

Research Summary

- Business and development in Latin America

Recent Publications

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

10/15 - 09/16 Teaching Assistant (part-time)

Organisation: Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology, University of Nottingham, UK.

Activities: I contributed to teaching modules on quantitative methods and applied research project for MSc in Organisational Psychology students. I also supervised MSc research projects.

03/15 - 02/17 Guest-Lecturer

Organisation: Nottingham University Business School, UK.

Activities: I have delivered guest lectures to MSc and MBA students on topics such as, developing leaders, organisational development and consulting, and diversity management.

03/13 - 06/13 Teaching Assistant (part-time)

Organisation: University of Barcelona, Spain.

Activities: I worked in the Department of Social Psychology preparing module materials, supervising assignments of undergraduate students and collaborating in research projects.

09/07 - 07/11 Corporate Trainer (part-time)

Organisation: Several companies, Chile

Activities: I designed and implemented training for several public and private companies in areas such as coaching, leadership, and team work.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

09/15 - 01/16 Research Assistant (part-time)

Organisation: Nottingham University Business School, UK.

Activities: I participated in the Effectiveness of Labour Inspectorate Project reviewing examples of good practices from labour inspectorates in the UK and Ireland as well as conducting interviews with national and European level stakeholders.

12/12 - 03/13 Research Assistant (part-time)

Organisation: University of Barcelona & Adecco Foundation, Spain.

Activities: I supported the Disability and Labour Integration Project by conducting phone interviews with employers across Spain, analysing data and writing reports.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

03/15 - now Management Consultant (part-time)

Organisation: Graduate School, University of Nottingham, UK.

Activities: I am supporting small businesses in areas such as strategic planning and business development. These projects were partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund and managed by the Graduate School.

04/13 - 09/13 Human Resources Specialist (full-time)

Organisation: Port de Barcelona, Spain.

Activities: I supported the designing of the human resources strategic plan. This involved a strategic analysis at the divisional and company level as well as conducting interviews with key internal stakeholders.

10/10 - 12/12 Management Consultant (full and part-time)

Organisation: UDES Management Consulting, Chile.

Activities: I started the company and worked with a team of three more professionals as external consultants for companies in the financial, automotive, manufacturing, retail and health sector; designing and implementing projects on personal selection, training and organisational development. Until 2011, I worked full time and then continued on a part-time basis from Spain.

09/07 - 09/10 Head of Recruitment and Personnel Selection (full-time)

Organisation: MASISA, Timber Industry, Chile.

Activities: I led the personnel recruitment process for all divisions (forestry, timber, and timber boards) and offices nationwide. This involved the design of policies and assessment strategy, hiring external providers, and interviewing potential candidates, among other activities. I also implemented organisational development strategies including coaching, competencies identification, and internal research.

01/07 - 07/07 Organisational Development Analyst (full-time Internship II)

Organisation: MASISA, Timber Industry, Chile.

Activities: I joined the organisational development department to support internal projects on training, performance appraisal, and employee engagement.

11/05 - 02/06 Organisational Development Analyst (full-time Internship I)

Organisation: Investigations Police of Chile, Defence, Chile.

Activities: I implemented an organisational climate study in the two main regional offices. This involved interviews and focus groups with key officers as well as paper-based surveys to the full workforce.

Past Research

- Employers's liability, workers compensation and non-economic losses in comparative perspective

- Corporate social responsibility and work-life balance

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University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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