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Associate Professor of Organizational Neuroscience University of Surrey, Surrey Business School

Associate Professor of Behavioral Science

Warwick University, Engineering (Hon.)

Founding Co-chair 

Academy of Management Interest Group in Organizational Neuroscience (NEU)


Sebastiano is the Director of the Organizational Neuroscience Laboratory, an Associate Professor of Organizational Neuroscience at the Surrey Business School, and an Honorary Associate Professor of Behavioral Science at Warwick University. He is the founding co-chair of the Interest Group in Organizational Neuroscience (NEU) at the Academy of Management (AoM). 

​Previously, Sebastiano was the Academic Deputy Lead of the Global Research Priority in Behavioral Science, an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science at the Warwick Business School, and a member of the Center for Predictive Modeling at Warwick University. Over the course of his career, he has held visiting positions and/or fellowships at the London Business School, Boston University, and the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, among others. Sebastiano is the inaugural Ph.D. Graduate in Management Science from the UCL School of Management. He also holds degrees in Neuroscience from the University of Trieste and the International School of Advanced Studies, and in Neuroimaging from the University of Edinburgh. 


Sebastiano’s research is theoretically and methodologically focused on defining the scholarly boundaries of Organizational Neuroscience; empirically, he investigates the interplay between affect and cognition in various categories of decision-making, including strategic, interpersonal, and moral. Sebastiano has received several awards for his research, and his work has appeared in world-leading journals across numerous scientific fields. 


Sebastiano's consultancy work focuses on projects that use neuroscience and behavioral science methodologies and insights to optimize work organizations and decision-making, placing particular interest on healthcare and knowledge-intensive sectors.

Additionally, Sebastiano’s award-winning teaching has been recognized across various levels of higher education and is focused on delivering course content centered on Organizational Neuroscience, Strategic Management, Game Theory, Organizational Behavior, Leadership, and Quantitative Research Methods. 



Porumb, M., Massaro, S., Iadanza, E., & Pecchia, L. (2020). A Convolutional Neural Network Approach to Detect Congestive Heart Failure. Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, 55(1), 101597.


Massaro, S. (2020). The Organizational Neuroscience of Emotions. In: L. Yang, R. S. Cropanzano, C. Daus,  & V. A. M. Tur (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Workplace Affect. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. (In Press).


Massaro, S., & Pecchia, L. (2019). Heart Rate Variability (HRV): A Methodology for Organizational Neuroscience. Organizational Research Methods, 22(1), 354-393.


Healey, M. P., Hodgkinson, G. P., & Massaro, S. (2018). Can Brains Manage? The Brain, Emotion, and Cognition in Organizations. In L. Petitta, C. E. J. Härtel, N. M. Ashkanasy, & W. J. Zerbe (Eds.), Research on Emotions in Organizations: Individual, Relational, and Contextual Dynamics of Emotions (Vol. 14, pp. 27-58). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Limited.

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