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Dr Inmaculada Adarves-Yorno

Dr Inmaculada Adarves-Yorno

Senior Lecturer in Leadership Studies

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Dr. Inmaculada Adarves-Yorno (PhD, MA, MSc, BA) is a researcher, leadership trainer and TEDx speaker. She was a CEO advisor, HR manager and a "revolutionary" leading a Mindfulness revolution in Kenyan Prisons. For over a decade, she has investigated change agents and trained hundreds of individuals to lead change within and around them. In her quest to understand how we can change ourselves at our core, she has combined her academic research with Tibetan and shamanic training. In her pursuit of wholeness, she has also become an artist who captures wonderfulness and challenges in abstract paintings. Her academic and artistic work has been presented internationally. Her cutting edge leadership training combines innovative techniques with deep inner work. Her research has been published in top tier journals. 

Since 2007 Dr. Adarves-Yorno has been exploring what areas resonate not only with her intellect but with her whole self.  She is particularly interested in the contradictions between our inner and outer lives, some of which are reflected in her work on paradoxes of authentic leaders. She is passionate about change agency and how we can all make a difference utilising mindfulness and social identity processes. Proof of that can be seen in her impact work where inmates become mindful leaders who are transforming themselves, people around them and their institution (see details).

Her research, teaching and impact work are currently driven by the fields of social identity, mindfulness and resilience.

As a practitioner, Dr. Adarves-Yorno worked for five years as an organisational psychologist (CEO advisor and HR manager) for an engineering company in Spain. She has particular expertise in areas such as leadership, organisational commitment, communication, performance and employee wellbeing.

Qualifications

  • PhD on social identity and creativity (Exeter University)
  • MSc in Psychological Research Methods,  (Exeter University) 
  • MA in Social Psychology (University Autonoma, Madrid),
  • BSc (5 years) in Psychology  (University Autonoma, Madrid),

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Research interests

Past

Dr. Inmaculada Adarves-Yorno started conducting research in 1996. She worked and collaborated in a wide range of topics (including ‘perverse norms‘, discrimination, affirmative action, social influence, framing, leadership and health related behaviour) with a number of researchers from Europe and Australia.

Present

Social identity, Authentic Leadership, Change Agency, Mindfulness and Wellbeing.

Details

In 2002 she started her work on social identity which lead to the development of a new approach to creativity together with Prof. Alex Haslam and Prof. Tom Postmes. This work has been in a range of high impact papers. A review of this body of work can be seen in our Personality and Social Psychology Review paper and engaging articles for all audiences can be found in Scientific American Mind.

In 2011 she started working on authentic leadership and change agency. This was a very insightful period of her career and a few qualitative studies were conducted. All those insights have informed her work in all areas although no empirical papers have been formally written yet. Her findings made her realise how essential is to work with social identities when leading change and how social identities can present an unspoken paradox within the authentic leadership realm. Studying change agents she also discover how essential is mindfulness for individuals who are leading change. This reinforced her interest in and commitment with Mindfulness both as a researcher and as a trainer.

Her current mindfulness research programme is titled “Mindfulness within and beyond the individual”. Among other things she is looking at (1) What is the impact of mindfulness for individuals, specifically in helping deal with and lead change?  (2) How can mindfulness benefit individuals, institutions, communities and society? And (3) How can others and our shared identity help us become more mindful?

Combining mindfulness and social identity some of the questions that she is looking at are: Can identification with a mindful identity can help us become more mindful? And what are the combined benefits of social identity and mindfulness on psychological outcomes such as mental wellbeing and resilience.

Research grants

  • 2018 ESRC Impact Acceleration Award
    Cultivation Award: Mindful Leaders disseminating teachings and impact
  • 2018 ESRC Impact Acceleration Award
    Rapid response: supporting change in the Kenyan Prison Services and Beyond
  • 2017 ESRC Impact Acceleration Award
    Knowledge Exchange Fellowship: Expansion, Evaluation and Consolidation of the Inner Rehabilitation Programme in Kenyan Prisons
  • 2016 ESRC Impact Acceleration Award
    Economic Development and Welfare Scheme: Inner Rehabilitation Programme for Kenyan Prisons
  • 2015 ESRC Impact Acceleration Award
    Cultivation Award: Authentic Leadership and Change Agency Training in the Kenyan Prison Services.
  • 2007 ESRC Seminar Series
    Balancing the Tensions: Using Organisational Theory to Inform Business Practice
  • 2005 ESRC
    Post-doctoral Fellowship: New Approach to Creativity and Innovation in Organisations

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Adarves-Yorno I, Mahdon M, Schueltke L, Koschate-Reis M, Tarrant M (In Press). Mindfulness and Social Identity: Predicting Wellbeing in a High Stress Environment. Journal of Applied Social Psychology Full text.
Haddock G, Foad C, Windsor-Shellard B, Dummel S, Adarves-Yorno I (2017). On the Attitudinal Consequences of Being Mindful: Links Between Mindfulness and Attitudinal Ambivalence. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43(4), 439-452. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Adarves-Yorno I, Mahdon M, Schueltke L, Koschate-Reis M, Tarrant M (In Press). Mindfulness and Social Identity: Predicting Wellbeing in a High Stress Environment. Journal of Applied Social Psychology Full text.
Haddock G, Foad C, Windsor-Shellard B, Dummel S, Adarves-Yorno I (2017). On the Attitudinal Consequences of Being Mindful: Links Between Mindfulness and Attitudinal Ambivalence. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43(4), 439-452. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Haslam SA, Adarves-Yorno I, Postmes T (2015). Creativity is collective. Scientific American Mind, Volume 23(Issue 5). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Jeanrenaud SJ, Adarves-Yorno, I, Forsans, N (2015). Exploring a One Planet Mindset and its Relevance in a Transition to a Sustainable Economy. Building Sustainable Legacies(5. Reframing the Game: the Transition to a. New Sustainable Economy). Abstract.
Haslam SA, Adarves-Yorno I, Postmes T (2014). Creativity is Collective. Scientific American Mind, 25(4), 30-35. DOI.
Adarves-Yorno I, Jetten J, Postmes T, Haslam A (2013). 'War on Terror' or 'Terror of War'? the Effects of Framing on Ingroup Identification and Allegiance. Journal of Social Psychology., 153, 25-37.
Haslam SA, Adarves-Yorno I, Postmes T, Jans L (2013). The collective origins of valued originality: a social identity approach to creativity. Pers Soc Psychol Rev, 17(4), 384-401. Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.
Adarves-Yorno I, Jetten J, Postmes T, Haslam SA (2013). What are we fighting for?: the effects of framing on ingroup identification and allegiance. Journal of Social Psychology, 153(1), 25-37. Abstract. DOI.
Young A, Adarves-Yorno I, Taylor S (2012). Keeping the faith: Belonging to the critical community. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 28(3), 242-249. Abstract. DOI.
Adarves-Yorno I, Alexander Haslam S, Postmes T (2008). And now for something completely different? the impact of group membership on perceptions of creativity. Social Influence, 3(4), 248-266. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Adarves-Yorno I, Haslam SA, Postmes T (2008). And now for something completely different? the impact of group membership on perceptions of creativity. Social Influence, 1(3), 248-266.
Bolden R, Gosling J, Adarves-Yorno I, Burgoyne J (2008). High Performance Leadership: Narratives of identity and control in corporate leadership development and performance management. Business Leadership Review, 5(1). Abstract.  Full text.
Adarves-Yorno I, Postmes T, Haslam SA (2007). Creative innovation or crazy irrelevance?. The contribution of group norms and social identity to creative behavior. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43(3), 410-416. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
iayorno, Haslam SA, Postmes T (2007). Creative innovation or crazy irrelevance? the contribution of group norms and social identity to creative behavior. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43(3), 410-416. DOI.
Adarves-Yorno I, Postmes T, Haslam SA (2006). Social identity and the recognition of creativity in groups. British Journal of Social Psychology, 45(Pt 3), 479-497. Abstract. DOI.
Adarves-Yorno I, Postmes T, Haslam SA (2006). The contribution of group norms and level of identity to innovative behaviour and perception of creativity. Australian Journal of Psychology, 58, 16-16.
iayorno, Hornsey MJ, Jetten J (2006). When group members admit to being conformist: the role of relative intragroup status in conformity self-reports. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32(2), 162-173. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Oceja Venancio L, Adarves-Yorno I, Fernandez Dols JM (2001). Normas perversas en los estudios de ingenieria (Perverse norms in engineering studies). Taryiba, Revista de investigacion e innovacion educativa, 1(27), 5-27.

Chapters

Rook C, O’Brien A, Adarves-Yorno I (2021). What Are the Key Components of Workplace Well-Being?: Examining Real-Life Experiences in Different Work Contexts. In  (Ed) The Palgrave Handbook of Workplace Well-Being, 115-140. DOI.
Rook C, O’Brien A, Adarves-Yorno I (2020). What Are the Key Components of Workplace Well-Being?: Examining Real-Life Experiences in Different Work Contexts. In  (Ed) The Palgrave Handbook of Workplace Well-Being, 1-26. DOI.
Haslam SA, Adarves-Yorno I, Steffens NK, Postmes T (2019). Inspired and Appreciated by the Group. In  (Ed) The Oxford Handbook of Group Creativity and Innovation, 117-131. DOI.
Haslam SA, Adarves-Yorno I, Steffens NK, Postmes T (2019). Inspired and appreciated by the group: the social identity approach to creativity. In Nijstad BA, Paulus PB (Eds.) Oxford handbook of group creativity, Oxford University Press. Abstract.  Full text.
Adarves-Yorno I (2018). Authentic Leadership. In  (Ed) Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, 359-365. DOI.
Adarves-Yorno I (2016). Authentic Leadership. In  (Ed) Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, Springer International Publishing, 1-7. DOI.
Adarves-Yorno I (2016). Leadership and the paradoxes of authenticity. In  (Ed) Leadership Paradoxes: Rethinking Leadership for an Uncertain World, 115-130.  Abstract.  Full text. DOI.

Conferences

Donald JN, Nguyen H, Conigrave J, Lowe KB, Johnson AM, Adarves-Yorno I, Rupprecht S, Devine E, Tamm GFB, Ryan R, et al (2021). A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Mindfulness Among Leaders. DOI.

Reports

Bolden R, Gosling J, Burgoyne J, Adarves-Yorno I (2007). CELEX3 High Performance Workshop Series: Final Report. Exeter. Centre for Leadership Studies, University of Exeter.
Bolden R, Gosling J, Adarves-Yorno I, Burgoyne J, Roe K (2006). CELEX II: High Performance Leadership Workshop Series Report.
Cridland J, Bolden R, Gosling J, Burgoyne J, Adarves-Yorno I (2005). CELEX I: High Performance Leadership Workshop Series Report.

Publications by year


In Press

Adarves-Yorno I, Mahdon M, Schueltke L, Koschate-Reis M, Tarrant M (In Press). Mindfulness and Social Identity: Predicting Wellbeing in a High Stress Environment. Journal of Applied Social Psychology Full text.

2021

Donald JN, Nguyen H, Conigrave J, Lowe KB, Johnson AM, Adarves-Yorno I, Rupprecht S, Devine E, Tamm GFB, Ryan R, et al (2021). A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Mindfulness Among Leaders. DOI.
Rook C, O’Brien A, Adarves-Yorno I (2021). What Are the Key Components of Workplace Well-Being?: Examining Real-Life Experiences in Different Work Contexts. In  (Ed) The Palgrave Handbook of Workplace Well-Being, 115-140. DOI.

2020

Rook C, O’Brien A, Adarves-Yorno I (2020). What Are the Key Components of Workplace Well-Being?: Examining Real-Life Experiences in Different Work Contexts. In  (Ed) The Palgrave Handbook of Workplace Well-Being, 1-26. DOI.

2019

Haslam SA, Adarves-Yorno I, Steffens NK, Postmes T (2019). Inspired and Appreciated by the Group. In  (Ed) The Oxford Handbook of Group Creativity and Innovation, 117-131. DOI.
Haslam SA, Adarves-Yorno I, Steffens NK, Postmes T (2019). Inspired and appreciated by the group: the social identity approach to creativity. In Nijstad BA, Paulus PB (Eds.) Oxford handbook of group creativity, Oxford University Press. Abstract.  Full text.

2018

Adarves-Yorno I (2018). Authentic Leadership. In  (Ed) Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, 359-365. DOI.

2017

Haddock G, Foad C, Windsor-Shellard B, Dummel S, Adarves-Yorno I (2017). On the Attitudinal Consequences of Being Mindful: Links Between Mindfulness and Attitudinal Ambivalence. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43(4), 439-452. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.

2016

Adarves-Yorno I (2016). Authentic Leadership. In  (Ed) Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, Springer International Publishing, 1-7. DOI.
Adarves-Yorno I (2016). Leadership and the paradoxes of authenticity. In  (Ed) Leadership Paradoxes: Rethinking Leadership for an Uncertain World, 115-130.  Abstract.  Full text. DOI.

2015

Haslam SA, Adarves-Yorno I, Postmes T (2015). Creativity is collective. Scientific American Mind, Volume 23(Issue 5). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Jeanrenaud SJ, Adarves-Yorno, I, Forsans, N (2015). Exploring a One Planet Mindset and its Relevance in a Transition to a Sustainable Economy. Building Sustainable Legacies(5. Reframing the Game: the Transition to a. New Sustainable Economy). Abstract.

2014

Haslam SA, Adarves-Yorno I, Postmes T (2014). Creativity is Collective. Scientific American Mind, 25(4), 30-35. DOI.

2013

Adarves-Yorno I, Jetten J, Postmes T, Haslam A (2013). 'War on Terror' or 'Terror of War'? the Effects of Framing on Ingroup Identification and Allegiance. Journal of Social Psychology., 153, 25-37.
Haslam SA, Adarves-Yorno I, Postmes T, Jans L (2013). The collective origins of valued originality: a social identity approach to creativity. Pers Soc Psychol Rev, 17(4), 384-401. Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.
Adarves-Yorno I, Jetten J, Postmes T, Haslam SA (2013). What are we fighting for?: the effects of framing on ingroup identification and allegiance. Journal of Social Psychology, 153(1), 25-37. Abstract. DOI.

2012

Young A, Adarves-Yorno I, Taylor S (2012). Keeping the faith: Belonging to the critical community. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 28(3), 242-249. Abstract. DOI.

2008

Adarves-Yorno I, Alexander Haslam S, Postmes T (2008). And now for something completely different? the impact of group membership on perceptions of creativity. Social Influence, 3(4), 248-266. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Adarves-Yorno I, Haslam SA, Postmes T (2008). And now for something completely different? the impact of group membership on perceptions of creativity. Social Influence, 1(3), 248-266.
Bolden R, Gosling J, Adarves-Yorno I, Burgoyne J (2008). High Performance Leadership: Narratives of identity and control in corporate leadership development and performance management. Business Leadership Review, 5(1). Abstract.  Full text.

2007

Bolden R, Gosling J, Burgoyne J, Adarves-Yorno I (2007). CELEX3 High Performance Workshop Series: Final Report. Exeter. Centre for Leadership Studies, University of Exeter.
Adarves-Yorno I, Postmes T, Haslam SA (2007). Creative innovation or crazy irrelevance?. The contribution of group norms and social identity to creative behavior. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43(3), 410-416. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
iayorno, Haslam SA, Postmes T (2007). Creative innovation or crazy irrelevance? the contribution of group norms and social identity to creative behavior. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43(3), 410-416. DOI.

2006

Bolden R, Gosling J, Adarves-Yorno I, Burgoyne J, Roe K (2006). CELEX II: High Performance Leadership Workshop Series Report.
Adarves-Yorno I, Postmes T, Haslam SA (2006). Social identity and the recognition of creativity in groups. British Journal of Social Psychology, 45(Pt 3), 479-497. Abstract. DOI.
Adarves-Yorno I, Postmes T, Haslam SA (2006). The contribution of group norms and level of identity to innovative behaviour and perception of creativity. Australian Journal of Psychology, 58, 16-16.
iayorno, Hornsey MJ, Jetten J (2006). When group members admit to being conformist: the role of relative intragroup status in conformity self-reports. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32(2), 162-173. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.

2005

Cridland J, Bolden R, Gosling J, Burgoyne J, Adarves-Yorno I (2005). CELEX I: High Performance Leadership Workshop Series Report.

2001

Oceja Venancio L, Adarves-Yorno I, Fernandez Dols JM (2001). Normas perversas en los estudios de ingenieria (Perverse norms in engineering studies). Taryiba, Revista de investigacion e innovacion educativa, 1(27), 5-27.

Awards and Honours

2019 AMBA awards shortlisted for an impact award  

2018  Times Higher Education Award shortlisted for the best research in Humanities and Social Sciences

2009 Rising Star Award winner Exeter University


Advice to Government, Parliament, devolved and English regional administrations, other national, international, regional or local agencies; advice to non-government organisations and to private practice

2006 Development for Top Leaders. Corporate Research Forum. (Directors of UK FTSE 100 companies)  


Editorial responsibilities

2019 Associate Editor for Frontiers in Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology


External Examiner Positions

Re-accreditation of MSc on Holistic Science for Plymouth University and Schumacher College 

Approval of the MSc on Psychology of Leadership for Plymouth Marjon University 

 


Evidence of impact on policy and professional practice

Transformation of the Kenyan Prison Rehabilitation Service using mindfulness and social identity. This led to a 4* case study that has been featured across four continents. 


External doctoral examining nationally and internationally

2007 Sharyn Herzig “the role of middle managers in organizational change”. University of Queensland

2009 Cláudia Moreira Martins “Transformational leadership and gender in military organizations”. Complutense University of Madrid

2020 Marta Puebla Guedea "The impact of mindfulness on psychological and biological variables". University of Zaragoza


Invited lectures & workshops

2014 Invited speaker to commemorate the International Women’s Day in the series of talks from inspirational women leaders who have ‘been there, done that’.

2015 Invited to give a TEDx talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6EPUQDoRaE

 

Her main teaching is about “Leading Change in Practice” and upcoming module on “Mindful Leadership development”. Many students declared that the module has transformed them and that it was the best module they have ever taken. It is not just about the content, but also about (1) the process of inner change the go through (2) the practice of external change in which they see the difference they can make in the world and (3) the community of change agents that we create in the module. You can see some of their change projects here.

Modules

2021/22