Jennifer Dimoff, PhD

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Year graduated: 2016 (PhD)

Supervisor: Dr. Kevin Kelloway

Dissertation: With a little help from my boss: Supervisors as resource-facilitators

What have you been doing since you graduated?
I joined the faculty at Telfer in 2019, after spending three years at Portland State University, where I maintain status as an Affiliate Faculty member. I am also an Affiliate Faculty member at Oregon Health & Science University.

What type of projects are you working on?
My primary area of research focuses on the intersections between leadership, occupational health and safety, and employee training and development. As the youngest recipient of the Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Scientist-Practitioner Recognition Award, my research reflects my firm endorsement of the scientist-practitioner model. I have worked with local, national, and international organizations to develop, deliver, and evaluate evidence-based solutions to real workplace problems. Most notably, I co-developed the Mental Health Awareness Training (MHAT)—one of the first scientifically evaluated mental health training programs for workplace leaders to demonstrate ROI. In addition to numerous journal publications and chapters, I have also co-edited a book, Leading to Occupational Health and Safety: How Leadership Behaviours Impact Organizational Safety and Well-Being.