Former Students - Son Hing Lab

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Leah Hamilton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management and Human Resources at the Bissett School of Business, Mount Royal University; and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Calgary. Leah worked on her BA and MA with Dr. Son Hing between 2003 and 2006. Leah’s program of research focuses on the social and economic integration of immigrants and refugees in Canada. She frequently collaborates on projects commissioned by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, and Government of Alberta. She has extensive experience conducting community-based research with the settlement sector. She is also interested in economic integration more broadly, and has done several projects examining factors that affect the employability of undergraduate students. Her research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.


Sandeep Mishra is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Hill/Levene Schools of Business and Associate Member of the Department of Psychology at the University of Regina. His broad expertise is in the areas of judgment and decision-making, personality and individual differences, and evolutionary theory. His research largely focuses on understanding decision-making under risk, including gambling. Sandeep worked with Leanne as a postdoc from 2011 to 2012.


Christine Yip is the Founder of Organizations for Impact, an organization aimed at building the organizational capacity of organizations across the not for profit, public, and private sectors to improve the social impact they are having in their communities. Previous to this she has held a variety of roles, including Management Consulting positions at both Accenture and KPMG, as well as research positions at the University of Toronto’s Mowat Centre and the London School of Economics’ Centre for Analysis and Social Exclusion. She holds a Masters degree in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics and a Masters in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Guelph.



Dan van der Werf completed his MA and his PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology under the supervision of Dr. Leanne Son Hing. Dan worked with Leanne as a graduate student from 2011 to 2018. His dissertation involved the development and validation of the Workplace Inequality Scale and his MA thesis investigated how perceptions of too much inequality within small groups affected group processes (e.g., conflict, cohesion) and outcomes (e.g., satisfaction, stress, performance). Dan completed his BSc in Psychology with a minor in Biology from the University of Waterloo. In addition to his research experience, Dan has four years of experience as a consultant at Organization and Management Solutions and two years of experience as a consultant at Human Resource Systems Group. As a consultant, Dan specializes in helping organizations define the skills, abilities, knowledge, and competencies required for someone to succeed in a job, and then applying that information to the entire talent lifecycle: from selection to performance management.