• IPTO pratique
  • Master of Science en psychologie, orientation psychologie du travail et des organisations (MScPSYTO)

Franziska Tschan, professeure ordinaire


Université de Neuchâtel
Institut de Psychologie du Travail et des Organisations
2e étage
Rue Emile-Argand 11
CH - 2000 Neuchâtel
Tél. + 41 32 718 1390
E-mail : franziska.tschan@unine.ch


1998 Habilitation, University of Bern
1990 Ph.D, University of Bern
1985 M.Sc. in Psychology, University of Bern

Professional experience

Since 1995 Professor, University of Neuchâtel
before: Postdoctoral researcher, University of Utrecht
  Postdoctoral researcher, University of Pitsburgh
  Postdoctoral researcher, Texas A&M University
  Research assistant, University of Bern
  Primary school teacher

Research interests

  • group and team processes and productivity
  • human factors in medicine (Collaboration with the University Hospital Basel, University Hospital of Berne, and the University of Berne)
  • social interactions at work
  • emotion work and emotions at work (project 6 NCCR affective sciences)
  • time in social and organizational psychology

Publications (since 2014)

For a complete publication list, see the profile on ResearchGate

  • * Semmer, N.K., Messerli, L. & Tschan, F. (in press). Disentangling the components of surface acting in emotion work: Experiencing emotions may be as important as regulating them.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 
  • Semmer, N.K., Jacobshagen, N., Meier, L. L., Kälin, W., Tschan, F., Keller, A.., Igic, I., Krings, R., Elfering A. (in press). Stress als Angriff auf das Selbst. Chapter to appear in Fisch,., A., Boltz, J. Horstmann, N. &  Lichtenthaler, P. (Hrsg.). Stark trotz Stress! Gesundheit und Leistungsfähigkeit in der Polizei". Verlag für Polizeiwissenschaft.
  • *Wong, E., Tschan, F. & Semmer, N.J. (in press). Effort in emotion work and well-being: the role of goal attainment. Emotion.
  • *Keller, S., Tschan, F., Beldi, G., Kurmann, A., Candinas, D., & Semmer, N. K. (2016). Noise peaks influence communication in the operating room. An observational study. Ergonomics, 1-12.
  • *Tschan, F., Seelandt, J.C., Keller, S., Semmer, N.K., Kurmann, A., Candinas, D., & Beldi, G. (2015, early  view). Impact of case-relevant and case-irrelevant communication within the surgical team on surgical-site infection. British Journal of Surgery. 102, 1718-1725 DOI: 10.1002/bjs.9927.
  • *Semmer, N.K., Jacobshagen, N., Meier, L.L., Elfering, A. Beehr, T.A., Kaelin, W., & Tschan, F. (2015). Illegitimate tasks as a source of work stress. Work & Stress, 29, 32-56. DOI: 10.1080/02678373.2014.1003996
  • * Kaderli, R., Seelandt, J. C., Tschan, F., & Businger, A.P. (2015). The Motivation to pursue surgical subspecialty Training is largely gender-neutral. A national Survey in Switzerland. Archives of Clinical and Experimantel Surgery (ACES), 4 (1) doi: 10.5455/aces.20140224123120848.
  • *Kurmann, A., Keller, S., Tschan, F., Seeland, J., Semmer, N.K., Candinas, D. & Beldi G. (2014) . Impact of team familiarity in the operating room on surgical complications. World Journal of Surgery, 38, 3047-3052. doi: 10.1007/s00268-014-2680-2 
  • *Seelandt, J. C., Tschan, F., Keller, S. Beldi, G. Jenni, N. Kurmann, A., Candinas, D. & Semmer. N.K. ( 2014) Assessing distractors and teamwork during surgery: developing an event-based method for direct observation. BMJ Quality & Safety , 23, 918-929; doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2013-002626
  • * Hoffmann, C., Stalder, B.E., Tschan, F., Häfeli, K. (2014). Support from teachers and trainers in Vocational education and training: The pathways to carreer aspirations and further career development. International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training (IJRVET), 1, 1-20. DOI: 10.13152/IJRVET.1.1.5
  • * Seelandt, J., Kalderli, R.M., Tschan, F. & Businger, A.P. (2014) The surgeon's perspective: Promoting and discouraging factors for choosing a career in surgery as perceived by surgeons. PLOS-one
  • *Tschan, F., Semmer, N.K., Hunziker, S., Kolbe, M., Jenni, N. & Marsch, S. U. (2014). Leadership in different resuscitation situations. Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care. 32-36.
  • *Kottwitz, M. U., Grebner, S., Semmer, N. K., Tschan, F., &  Elfering, A. (2014). Social stress at work and change in women’s body weight. Industrial Health, 52, 163-171.
  • *Kaderli, R., Seelandt, J., Umer, M., Tschan, F., & Businger, A. (2014). Reasons for the persistence of adverse events in the era of safer surgery - a qualitative approach. Swiss Medical Weekly, 143:w13882.
  • Kälin, W., Keller, A., Tschan, F., Elfering, A., & Semmer, N. K. (2014). Work experiences and well-being in the first years of professional work in Switzerland: A ten-year follow-up study. In A. C. Keller, R. Samuel, M. M. Bergman, & N. K. Semmer (eds.), Psychological, educational, and sociological perspectives on success and well-being in career development. Berlin: Springer.