The central theme of my research program is the experience of adversity at work. I explore this theme from a psychological perspective across three areas: occupational health, future of 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

  • Are parental work injuries associated with their childrens’ mental health?
  • Do childrens’ belief in the importance of work buffer or exacerbate this association?
  • What are the key drivers of workplace safety?
  • What organizational practices can be applied to improve the key drivers of safety?

Future of Work

  • How did professional gig workers experience the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • What psychosocial resources were associated with better well-being during the pandemic?

Individual Differences

  • 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?
  • 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