Ph.D. 2013 (UBC)
Department of Psychology (Social/Personality Program)
Dissertation: Extreme teams: Coping, and motive images of small, mission oriented teams in extreme and unusual environments
I am interested in understanding how a variety of teams cope with working in extreme and unusual environments (EUEs), how these experiences influence their personalities and well-being, and how leadership plays a role in said experience. These research interests lie at the intersection of social psychology, industrial-organizational psychology, and sociology. Ultimately, my research provides greater insight into these teams, informs future research in EUEs, and paves a connection between research on teams EUEs and everyday groups. I am currently working as a member of a UBC interdisciplinary research team led by Dr. Phyllis Johnson examining work-life issues and the development of culture at the International Space Station.