Franziska Tschan, professeure émérite


Université de Neuchâtel
Institut de Psychologie du Travail et des Organisations
2e étage
Rue Emile-Argand 11
CH - 2000 Neuchâtel
Tél. + 41 32 718 1396
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 2020 Professor emerita, University of Neuchâtel 
1995-2020 Professor, University of Neuchâtel
before: Postdoctoral researcher, University of Utrecht
  Postdoctoral researcher, University of Pittsburgh
  Postdoctoral researcher, Texas A&M University
  Research assistant & postdoc, 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.