Research

The central theme of my research program is the experience of adversity at work. I explore this theme from a psychological perspective across three core areas: occupational health, gig work, and individual differences. I am particularly interested in extending our understanding of how personal (e.g., proactivity and resilience), interpersonal (e.g., leadership and social support), and organizational processes (e.g., high-performance work practices) help people and organizations anticipate, prevent, or adapt to adversity. I also have a strong interest in quantitative research methods. Below are selected peer-reviewed publications and their key research questions organized by my core subject areas.


Occupational Health

Granger, S. & Turner, N. (Accepted). Adapting, adopting, and advancing change: A framework for future research in the psychology of occupational safety. Journal of Safety Research.

  • How can we anticipate the future of research in the psychology of occupational safety?

Turner, N., Granger, S., Tucker, S., Deng, C., & Kelloway, E. K. (2021). Parents’ work injuries and children’s mental health: The moderating role of children’s work centrality. Journal of Safety Research, 77, 61-66.

  • Are parental work injuries associated with their childrens’ mental health?
  • Do childrens’ belief in the importance of work buffer or exacerbate this association?

Granger, S., Turner, N., & Grocutt, A. (2021). The next best safety dollar: Using evidence to decide how to invest in workplace safety. Organizational Dynamics, 50(2), 100774.

  • What are the key drivers of workplace safety?
  • What organizational practices can be applied to improve the key drivers of safety?

Gig Work

Caza, B. B., Reid, E. M., Ashford, S. J., & Granger, S. (2021). Working on my own: Measuring the challenges of gig work. Human Relations.

  • What are the challenges salient or unique to gig work?

Individual Differences

Granger, S., Neville, L., & Turner, N. (2020). Political knowledge at work: Conceptualization, measurement, and applications to follower proactivity. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 93(2), 431-471.

  • Political knowledge describes an individual’s understanding of specific influential others’ relationships, demands, resources, and preferences.
  • What role does political knowledge have in shaping peoples’ willingness to take charge and enact change?

Cameron, J. J., & Granger, S. (2019). Does self-esteem have an interpersonal imprint beyond self-reports? A meta-analysis of self-esteem and objective interpersonal indicators. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 23(1), 73-102.

  • Self-esteem refers to an individual’s sense of self-worth.
  • What is the importance of self-esteem to social acceptance, interpersonal traits, interpersonal behavior, relationship quality, and relationship stability?
  • How does social threat shape the expression of self-esteem?

For a full list of my publications, research in progress, and professional experiences, please check out my CV here