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August 28, 2016
 
 
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Current PhD Students



Current PhD Students

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Peter Fisher

PhD Student

Email: fish0150 [at] mylaurier [dot] ca

Peter Fisher is a PhD student in the OB/HRM graduate program. Peter completed his undergraduate degrees in Business and Computer Science in 2015 at Wilfrid Laurier and the University of Waterloo respectively, and his MSc at Wilfrid Laurier in 2016. Peter's research revolves around selection procedures and how to promote equity and fairness in hiring decisions, particularly at high-tech and other STEM firms. Peter's Master's Research Project examined the impacts of existing team gender compositions in STEM firms, and how it may influence applicants' performances in selection testing. Peter was awarded the SSHRC Canadian Graduate Scholarship for his MSc research, and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship for his PhD research.

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Samantha Hancock

PhD Student

Email: hanc7610@mylaurier.ca

Samantha Hancock is a PhD student in the OB/HRM graduate program. She was awarded the Canada Graduate Scholarship from SSHRC as a Master's student. Her Master's Research Project focused on examining the interaction between a speaker's non-native English accent and gender and how this impacts hiring recommendations. As a PhD student, Samantha has been awarded the Ontario Graduate Scholarship. Her current research interests cover two areas, diversity in the workplace, and teamwork. Her work has been published in Group Decision and Negotiation and Personality and Individual Differences. She recently presented a project on teamwork at the annual conference for the Canadian Psychological Association and will present her work on accents at the Academy of Management conference.

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Annika Hillebrandt

PhD Candidate

Email: hill3230@mylaurier.ca

Annika Hillebrandt is a PhD candidate in the OB/HRM graduate program. Annika’s research focuses on organizational justice, behavioral ethics, and emotions. Her dissertation project examines how people’s own behavior can influence the way that they perceive and evaluate justice issues. Annika’s studies are supported by a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Her research has been published in Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice and Social Justice Research and she currently has several manuscripts under review at top-tier journals. In the past year, Annika also presented her research on emotions in the workplace at the Academy of Management conference and she is Laurier’s 2016 nominee for the prestigious SSHRC Talent award.

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Irene Kim

PhD Student 

Email: kimx5890@mylaurier.ca

Irene Kim is a PhD student in OB/HRM graduate program. As an MSc student, Irene was awarded the Canada Graduate Scholarship from the SSHRC. Her Master's Research Project examined the effect of entitled customers on service employees' coping and emotional exhaustion and this research won the Best Master's Thesis Award from the Human Resources Research Institute. As a PhD student, Irene has received the Ontario Graduate Scholarship. Her research interests include, but are not limited to, customer service interactions, workplace deviance, stress and well-being. 

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Anja Krstic

PhD Student

Email: krst1200@mylaurier.ca

Anja Krstic is a PhD student in the OB/HRM graduate program. Her Master’s Research Project focused on examining the effects of maternity leave length on the career outcomes of women. For this stream of research, she received the RHR Kendall Award from the Canadian Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Anja has presented her research at the annual meetings of the Academy of Management, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and Canadian Psychological Association. Her research interests fall within the domains of gender and diversity and organizational justice. Anja is looking forward to further exploring these topics during her doctoral studies.

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Lisa Kuron

PhD Candidate

Email: kuro7790@mylaurier.ca

Lisa Kuron is a PhD candidate in the OB/HRM graduate program. Her dissertation research focuses on self-regulation in job search, including how goals influence the quantity and quality of job seekers' behaviors. Lisa also investigates generational differences and career development. Her research has been published in a number of journals including Journal of Organizational Behavior and Career Development International and has been presented  at the Academy of Management (a premier conference in the OB/HRM field). Lisa recently received the Best Reviewer Award for Career Development International and is a Certified Human Resources Professional. 

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Sara Murphy

PhD Student

Email: murp7670@mylaurier.ca

Sara completed her Masters of Science in Management at Wilfrid Laurier and is currently finishing her first year of the doctoral program. Her research interests reside largely in the realm of personnel selection and she recently received designation as a Certified Human Resources Professional. Her work focusing on memory and interview performance was recently presented at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada conference and she is currently working on some follow-up studies to this research. Some additional projects that she is currently involved in explore the role of intelligence within various selection contexts and the advantages as well as disadvantages of using structured interviews. By drawing on her background in psychology and human resources management, Sara aims to address significant theoretical gaps in the OB/HRM field, specifically as they relate to personnel selection.

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Francisca Saldanha

PhD Candidate 

Email: dexs6980@mylaurier.ca

Maria Francisca Saldanha is a PhD candidate in OB/HRM. After completing her Master’s degree at the University of Coimbra and working as a research associate at the Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Francisca joined the PhD program in September 2013. Her doctoral research focuses on organizational justice, workplace interventions, and forgiveness. Specifically, she is exploring how individuals can recover from injustice in the workplace and the different types of forgiveness that can emerge in organizational contexts. Her publications include articles in the Journal of Business Ethics and Work & Stress as well as a book chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Organizational Justice. Francisca’s studies at the doctoral level are supported by an Ontario Trillium Scholarship.

Current MSc Students

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Michael Anson

Michael is a psychology graduate from MacEwan University in Edmonton. He worked as a research assistant in a lab examining dreams, virtual reality, and video games.He is looking forward to discovering and expanding his research interests. Michael is working with Dr. Greg Irving.

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Bailey Bigelow

Bailey joined the MSc program in September 2015 and has been working under the supervision of Dr. Manuela Priesemuth. Her research interests include topics of workplace deviance (e.g., abusive supervision, social undermining, and third party observers of mistreatment). Bailey’s MSc research examined how employees react to witnessing their direct supervisor become the victim of social undermining in the workplace. This year, Bailey’s research was presented at the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) conference, and will be presented at the upcoming Academy of Management conference. Bailey is looking forward to further pursuing her research interests as she begins a PhD program at the University of Central Florida in the Fall of 2016.

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Victoria Daniel

Victoria graduated from University of Guelph in October 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology. Her undergraduate thesis focused on work-family conflict. Victoria’s current research interests include work-family conflict, work-life balance, and utilizing personal resources.

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Shreya Kirolikar

Shreya graduated from the University of Waterloo with a BSc in Psychology with minors in Biology and Human Resource Management. She has been working in the EDGE lab headed by Dr. Ivona Hideg as a research assistant for a year and will continue to work under her supervision for her MSc. She has previously researched the relationship between social class and motivational focus and will be focusing her research on gender and diversity in the workplace.

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Christianne Varty

Christianne recently graduated with a psychology degree from the University of Calgary. During her undergrad she worked on several research projects related to ethical leadership, abusive supervision, and virtual team leadership. She is excited to join Wilfrid Laurier and will be working with Dr. Ivona Hideg, focusing on issues related to gender and diversity in the workplace.