Current Graduate Team Members

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Alexandria Elms

Alex is an Ph.D. student 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, 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. Alex completed her master’s thesis in 2019, which focused on collective efficacy in teams and its impacts on team processes and outcomes. Currently, Alex is exploring the outcomes of felt trust within the leader-employee dyad for her Ph.D. dissertation. In her spare time, Alex enjoys engaging in community volunteer initiatives, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

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Katherine Gibbard

Katherine is a PhD candidate 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. She earned her M.A. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Guelph in 2019. Currently, she is researching trust in artificial intelligence in the workplace. She enjoys mentoring and collaborating with GOT Lab members in her role as the lab’s co-director.

Outside of the lab, Katherine has 4+ years of experience working as an organizational consultant. In her consulting roles, Katherine has implemented evidence-based solutions for projects on topics such as employee training, performance management, assessment development, structured interviewing, strategic workforce planning, and diversity, equity and inclusion. Her work has spanned public, private, and non-profit organizations.

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Emma Williamson

Emma is a PhD student in the I-O psychology program at the University of Guelph, where she also completed her MA in 2020. Her master’s thesis examined workplace perfectionism as a risk factor for experiencing abusive supervision. Prior to moving to Guelph, Emma graduated from Western University with a B.A. honours in psychology.

Emma is currently developing her PhD dissertation on the topic of passion for work under the supervision of Dr. Gill. She hopes to further our understanding of how employees find meaning through their work, with the aim of helping organizations cultivate passion in their workplaces.

Outside of the GOT lab, Emma is interested in furthering her consulting experiences by applying her research skills to aid organizations solve practical issues. She has worked with organizations on issues relating to recruitment and selection, employee engagement and competency modelling.

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Julia Power

Julia is an M.A. student in the Industrial-Organizational psychology program at the University of Guelph. She joined the GOT Lab in fall 2020 after graduating from the University of Windsor with a B.A. honours in Developmental Psychology in 2020. Julia has three years of experience as a research assistant within various labs at the University of Windsor. As a research assistant, she worked on a variety of projects surrounding employed student wellbeing, cross-cultural trustworthiness, and impostor phenomenon. During this time, she was able to develop her research skills in collecting and analyzing both qualitative and quantitate data.

Currently, Julia is working on her Master’s thesis surrounding the topic of employee reactions to negative feedback under the supervision of Dr. Gill. Julia is excited to continue this work and begin data collection in the Fall.

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