Neringa Kalpokas

Dr. Kalpokas Matulaityte is an Assistant Professor at IE University. She has three great passions that have shaped her into the person she is today. The first of them is leadership because she considers good leadership skills to be crucial for our professional lives as much as our personal lives, as she says: “a good leader knows not only how to speak to others’ minds, but also how to touch their hearts”. Her curiosity for leadership led her to discover her second passion: qualitative research. After all, as she states, how can we understand leadership without carrying out research that allows us to make sense of the rich complexities of leadership? She explored leadership by conducting interviews with the most effective CEOS of IBEX 35 and the main political leaders of Spain and Lithuania and working at Harvard University as a visiting researcher. Over the past fifteen years, she has dedicated herself to not only conducting qualitative research on leadership but also providing training and support to others. Definitely, teaching is her third passion. She has always been driven to provide rigorous research, high-quality training, and personalized support to those who need it: to continue learning and growing and likewise help others do the same.


• Assistant Professor, IE University, 2014 - Present

• Adjunct Professor, IE University, 2012 - 2014

• Visiting Researcher, Harvard University (U.S.A.) 2008 – 2009

• President and Founder, The International Institute for Charismatic Leadership (Spain) 

• Member of Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research 

• Researcher, Complutense University Research Group GHISTRI (Spain) 

• Honorary Collaborator, Complutense University (Spain) 


• Ph.D. in Social Psychology, Complutense University of Madrid (Spain), 2014

• Visiting Researcher at Harvard University, 2008 - 2009

• Certificate of Advanced Studies, Complutense University of Madrid (Spain), 2007


• Kalpokas, N., & Radivojevic, I. (2022). Bridging the Gap Between Methodology and Qualitative Data Analysis Software: A Practical Guide for Educators and Qualitative Researchers. Sociological Research Online, Vol. 27(2): 313 – 341 

• Kalpokaite, N., & Radivojevic, I. (2020). Leading a successful transition to democracy: A qualitative analysis of political leadership in Spain and Lithuania. Organization Studies , Vol. 41 (6): 767 - 797

• Kalpokaite, N., & Radivojevic, I. (2019). Demystifying Qualitative Data Analysis for Novice Qualitative Researchers. The Qualitative Report, Vol. 24 (13): 44 - 57

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