My research generally falls in the realm of diversity, equality, and inclusion within the workplace. Check out some of my projects below.

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Male Allyship in the Workplace

Past research has shown that seeing men advocate for gender equality leads to others being more likely to also work towards this goal. However, men who want to advocate for gender equality have reported that they fear negative social consequences were they to do so. My research investigates whether these fears are founded. Specifically, I use experiments to understand others' perceptions and reactions towards men known to be advocates for gender equality in the workplace. 

For this work, I have received Ontario Graduate Scholarships, a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Scholarship, as well as been honoured with the RHR Kendall-Evans Award for the best student paper at the 2022 Canadian Psychological Association. 

Asian Workers' Experiences during COVID-19

When the COVID-19 pandemic was declared in 2020, there was a rise of anti-Asian prejudice and discrimination reported. Reports showed that a prominent amount of these anti-Asian incidents occurred at businesses. 

To understand East and Southeast Asian workers' experiences in North America, we conducted a three-wave survey (with both quantitative and qualitative questions) to capture their reported experiences, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviours at work. We were particularly interested in understanding whether organizations' efforts to create a more inclusive and diverse environment (diversity climate) mitigated how much anti-Asian racism workers perceived themselves to experience, along with subsequent effects. We were also curious as to whether this differed based on what Asian ethnic group workers belonged to. 

We've written a Harvard Business Review article about the implications of this research and what managers and organizations can do to support their Asian employees, and have published this research in Applied Psychology: An International Review. 

This research was also presented at the 2022 Academy of Management Conference. 

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Other Projects of Mine

Projects of mine that are in progress and/or under review touch upon the following topics:

Previous and Current Collaborators include...