There are many research topics in Industrial/Organizational Psychology that interest me, which is why I am flexible with respect to the topics my graduate students can explore. Having said that I currently have several research directions that I am very excited about and would ideally integrate with my graduate student research.
The first involves the development of theory to understand job/task performance. In specific terms, how do ability, personality, attitudes, experience and behaviour come together to explain performance? A second focus of my research is on developing our understanding of the research-practice gap in I/O Psychology. I am applying group behaviour theories to understand collaboration between researchers and practitioners in our field. The third area of research explores succession management practices in organizations and the impact of these programs on manager attitudes and organizational outcomes.
I value open discussions, mutual respect, critical thinking and hard work. I consider my graduate students to be full research partners and the majority of my research is published in collaboration with them. As a senior member of the I/O Area, I plan to continue involving graduate students in the development of ideas and implementation of my research.