Current Graduate Team Members

Alexandria Elms (Masters)

Alex is an M.A. Candidate in the Industrial-Organizational psychology program at the University of Guelph. She joined the Guelph Organizational Trust Lab during her undergraduate degree in the B.A. Honours psychology program. Since joining in 2015, Alex has had several roles in the lab including volunteer, intern, honours thesis student, and co-director. In this lab, she has worked on projects pertaining to trust and virtual team dynamics as well as the impact of leadership behaviour and subordinate personality on felt trust. Alex has also gained research experience with projects focused on incivility in the workplace and impression management in employment interviews. Currently, Alex is researching collective efficacy in teams and its impacts on team processes and outcomes. In her spare time, Alex enjoys engaging in community volunteer initiatives, reading, and spending time with friends and family.


Katherine Gibbard (Masters)

Katherine is an M.A. student in Industrial-Organizational psychology at the University of Guelph. She joined the GOT Lab in the fall of 2017 after graduating from the University of Calgary with a B.Sc. Honours in psychology. Currently, she is researching workplace attachment styles and their impact on trust, felt trust, and performance. Prior to starting at the University of Guelph, she gained research experience as a member of both the Individual and Team Performance Lab and the Mutuality and Reciprocity Lab at the University of Calgary. During her time as a member of these labs, she worked on projects that investigated team conflict and psychological contract breach. 

Outside of the GOT Lab, Katherine has worked as a consultant at Organization and Management Solutions since 2017. In this role, Katherine has worked to implement evidence-based solutions for projects involving employee training, performance management, and selection.


Emma Williamson (Masters)

Emma is an M.A. student in the Industrial-Organizational psychology program at the University of Guelph. She joined the GOT Lab in fall 2018 after graduating from Western University with a B.A. honours in psychology in 2017. Emma has four years of experience as a research assistant within various labs at Western University, University of Toronto and Ryerson University. As a research assistant, she worked on a diverse group of projects ranging from maladaptive personality to self-regulation. During this time she was able to develop her research skills in collecting and analyzing data. 

Emma looks forward to developing her Master’s thesis on the topic of workplace perfectionism under the supervision of Dr. Gill.