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Jennifer Dimoff

Dimoff, Jennifer
Assistant Professor
Honours Bachelor of Science (Queen's), Master of Science (Saint Mary's University), Ph.D. (Saint Mary's University)
Location
DMS 5121
Telephone
613-562-5800 x 4774
Email
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Biography

Dr. Dimoff earned a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Saint Mary’s University and holds a B.Sc. from Queen’s University. Dr. Dimoff joined the faculty at Telfer in 2019, after spending three years at Portland State University, where she maintains status as an Affiliate Faculty member. She is also an Affiliate Faculty member at Oregon Health & Science University. Her primary area of research focuses on the intersections between leadership, occupational health and safety, and employee training and development. As the youngest recipient of the Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Scientist-Practitioner Recognition Award, her research reflects her firm endorsement of the scientist-practitioner model. She has worked with local, national, and international organizations to develop, deliver, and evaluate evidence-based solutions to real workplace problems. Most notably, Dr. Dimoff co-developed the Mental Health Awareness Training (MHAT)—one of the first scientifically evaluated mental health training programs for workplace leaders to demonstrate ROI. In addition to numerous journal publications and chapters, she has also co-edited a book, Leading to Occupational Health and Safety: How Leadership Behaviours Impact Organizational Safety and Well-Being.

Publications during the last 7 years

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Hammer, L.B., Allen, S. and Dimoff, J.K. 2022. The Missing Link: The Role of the Workplace in Mental Health. Workplace Health & Safety, 70(8): 384-384.
  • Kelloway, E.K., Dimoff, J.K. and Gilbert, S.L. 2022. Mental Health in the Workplace. Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior.
  • Anger, W.K., Dimoff, J.K. and Alley, L. 2022. Addressing Healthcare Workers’ Mental Health through Interventions: A Systematic Review. American Journal of Public Health.
  • Gulseren, D., Thibault, T., Kelloway, E.K., Gilbert, S., Mullen, J., Dimoff, J.K. and Teed, M. 2021. R.I.G.H.T. Leadership: Scale Development and Validation of a Psychologically Healthy Leadership Model. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences/Revue canadienne des sciences de l'administration.
  • Gilbert, S.L., Mullen, J., Kelloway, E.K., Dimoff, J.K., Teed, M. and McPhee, T. 2021. The C.A.R.E. Model of Employee Bereavement Support. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 26(5): 405–420.
  • Dimoff, J.K. and Kelloway, E.K. 2019. Mental Health Problems are Management Problems: Exploring the Critical Role of Managers in Supporting Employee Mental Health. Organizational Dynamics, 48(3): 105-112.
  • Dimoff, J.K. and Kelloway, E.K. 2018. With a little help from my boss: The impact of workplace mental health training on leader behaviors and employee resource utilization. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 24(1): 4-19.
  • Oakie, T., Smith, N.A.**, Dimoff, J.K. and Kelloway, E.K. 2018. Coworker Health Awareness Training: An Evaluation. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, 23(4): e12148.
  • Dimoff, J.K. and Kelloway, E.K. 2018. Signs of Struggle (SOS): The Development and Validation of a Behavioural Mental Health Checklist for the Workplace. Work and Stress, 33(3): 295-313.
  • Dimoff, J.K., Kelloway, E.K. and Burnstein, M. 2016. Mental Health Awareness Training (MHAT): The Development and Evaluation of an Intervention for Leaders. International Journal of Stress Management, 23(2): 167-189.
  • Robinson, L., Kocum, L., Loughlin, C., Bryson, L. and Dimoff, J.K. 2015. I Wanted You to Know: Breast Cancer Survivors’ Control of Workplace Communication About Cancer. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 20(4): 446-456.

Books

  • Kelloway, E.K., Nielsen, K. and Dimoff, J.K. Leading to Occupational Health and Safety: How Leadership Behaviours Impact Organizational Safety and Well-Being. New Jersey, USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2017.

Chapters in Books

  • Dimoff, J.K., Gilbert, S.L., Brady, J. and Macleod, R.**. Motherhood and mental health: Perinatal mood disorders and work. In Mental Health and the Workplace. Wiley, 2022.
  • Dimoff, J.K., Yoder, O.* and Vogel, W.E.S.**. Mental health in the workplace: Where we’ve been and where we’re going. In Research Agenda for Workplace Stress and Wellbeing. London: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2021.
  • Denning, E., Dimoff, J.K. and Mohr, C.D. Mental health in the workplace: Research, interventions, and future directions. In Gurung, R.. The Routledge Encyclopedia of Psychology in the Real World. Abingdon, UK: Informa UK Ltd., 2020.
  • Kelloway, E.K. and Dimoff, J.K. Leadership interventions to improve well-being. In Research handbook on work and well-being. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017.
  • Dimoff, J.K. and Kelloway, E.K. Leaders as resources: How managers and supervisors can socially support employees towards better mental health and wellbeing. In Leading to occupational health and safety. Wiley, 2017.
  • Kelloway, E.K., Nielsen, K. and Dimoff, J.K. Leading to occupational health and safety: Introduction. In Leading to occupational health and safety. Wiley, 2017.
  • Kelloway, E.K., Penney, S. and Dimoff, J.K. Leading the psychologically healthy workplace: The RIGHT way. In Leading to occupational health and safety. Wiley, 2017.
  • Dimoff, J.K. and Kelloway, E.K. Resource utilization theory: The role of leaders in facilitating employee resource-use. In Research in occupational stress and wellbeing: Book series. Emerald, 2017.
  • Dimoff, J.K., Collins, L.A. and Kelloway, E.K. Scrambling: An ability and a process. In Coping, personality and the workplace: Responding to psychological crisis and critical events. Ashgate, 2015.

Invited Contributions and/or Technical Reports

  • Dimoff, J.K., Vogel, W.E.S.**, Hamilton, K. and Smith, N. A. 2018. "Northwestern Mutual Oregon/Washington needs assessment", Report to the Northwestern Mutual Executive Team: Portland, OR..
  • Vogel, W.E.S.** and Dimoff, J.K. 2018. "Mental health awareness training (MHAT) for Cultivators", Report to Ruby: Portland, OR..
  • Thibault, T., McKee, M., Dimoff, J.K., Calnan, K. and Kelloway, E.K. 2015. "Saint Mary’s University sexual harassment and violence survey: Student perceptions", Report to the Saint Mary’s University President’s Action Team: Halifax, NS..
  • Kelloway, E.K. and Dimoff, J.K. 2015. "Saint Mary’s University campus safety survey: Faculty and staff", Report to the Saint Mary’s University Human Resources Department: Halifax, NS..

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2022-2027 Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) - John R. Evans Leaders Fund Inclusion, Interaction, and Intervention: The Triple-I Lab E F PI $ 519,576
2022-2027 CIHR Operating Grant Addressing the harms of COVID-19 on the health of the Canadian health workforce: Evaluation of an evidence-informed, multi-level intervention strategy R C Collaborator $ 249,247
2022-2027 SSHRC Insight Bereavement support in the workplace R C Co-I $ 147,325
2022-2027 Ontario Research Fund (ORF) Inclusion, Interaction, and Intervention: The Triple-I Lab E G PI $ 519,577
2022-2023 Office of the Provost and VP Academic Perinatal Mental Health and Work R I PI $ 9,940
2021-2026 SSHRC Insight Grant Being a manager and a subordinate who foster psychological health at work. A competency-based approach through an organizational intervention R C Co-I $ 235,635
2020-2023 SSHRC - Insight Development Grants Mental illness in the workplace: Understanding the impact of mental health climate on employees R C PI $ 65,798
2020-2023 Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Bringing high-reliability safety culture decisions into focus: Training with interactive fuzzy cognitive mapping R G Co-I $ 212,862
2020-2022 CIHR Organizational response to disease R C Co-I $ 333,300
2020-2022 New Brunswick Health Research Foundation Organizational response to disease R F Co-I $ 82,000
2020-2021 Telfer School of Management Research Accelerator Grant - COVID-19 Pandemic Special Support S I PI $ 10,000
2020-2021 Research Nova Scotia Organizational response to disease R G Co-I $ 54,000
2019-2022 U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Health Program, Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program Behavioral health and resilience training for military leaders R G Co-I $ 2,484,900
2018-2019 Northwest Center for Occupational Health & Safety at the University of Washington Mental health training at scale: Developing online tools for evidence-based workplace solutions R G PI $ 9,113
2018-2019 Northwestern Mutual Occupational health and safety: A needs assessment in a financial firm S O PI $ 7,500
2018-2019 Portland State University Enhancement Grant No Health without mental health: The development of a mental health climate scale to advance workplace mental health research R O PI $ 14,895
2017-2019 Ruby Mental health training in the workplace: A call center evaluation S O PI $ 5,000
2015-2016 Multi-Health Systems and Colonnade-Bridgeport Training for leaders: A longitudinal study on mental health at work S O PI $ 5,000
2013-2016 SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Doctoral R C PI $ 105,000

LEGEND:

*Purpose
C: Contract (R and D) | E: Equipment Grant | R: Research Grant | S: Support Award | P: Pedagogical Grant | O: Other, U: Unknown

**Type
C: Granting Councils | G: Government | F: Foundations | I: UO Internal Funding | O: Other | U: Unknown

Role
PI = Principal Investigator | Co-I = Co-Investigator | Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator

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