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Dimoff, Jennifer

Dimoff, Jennifer

Assistant Professor
Bachelor of Science (with Honors) (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

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. 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.

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Dimoff, J.K. and Kelloway, E.K. 2019. What do you know and where do you go? How leaders can and should provide practical support for employee mental health in the workplace. Organizational Dynamics.
  • Dimoff, J.K. and Kelloway, E.K. 2019. Mental health awareness training for leaders: A longitudinal study of employee outcomes after a leader-focused intervention. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.
  • 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, 1-19.
  • 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.
  • Dimoff, J.K. and Kelloway, E.K. 2014. Health and performance: Science or advocacy? Journal of Organizational Effectiveness, 1(3): 316-334.

Invited Contributions and/or Technical Reports

  • Dimoff, J.K., Vogel, W.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.S. and Dimoff, J.K. 2018. "Mental health awareness training (MHAT) for Cultivators", Report to Ruby Receptionists: 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..
  • Dimoff, J.K. 2014. "Mental health training for managers: Best practices", Report to Sun Life Financial, Customer Insight and Group Benefits: Toronto, ON..
  • Solomon, J., Al-hamdani, M., Bryson, L., Date, A., Dimoff, J.K., Quinn, R. and Catano, V. 2013. "A job analysis of the continuing care assistant (CCA) position in Nova Scotia", Report to the Nova Scotia Health Association’s Continuing Care Assistant Program: Halifax, NS..
  • Dimoff, J.K. and Burnstein, M. 2012. "Return-to-work best practices: Employees on disability leave due to a mental health problem or mental illness", Report to Bell Aliant Human Resources Department, Health and Wellness Division: Halifax, NS..

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2014 Saint Mary’s University (FGSR) Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, Thesis Competition O O PI $ 1,000
2014-2016 Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University Sobey Research Grant R O PI $ 10,000
2013-2016 SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Doctoral P C PI $ 105,000
2013-2016 Dr. Kelloway’s Canadian Research Chair Student Fellowship, Doctoral Award P O PI $ 35,000
2013-2016 Saint Mary’s University (FGSR) Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR), Doctoral Award P O PI $ 8,000
2012-2013 Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation Master’s Award Scotia Scholarship P F PI $ 10,000
2011-2013 Saint Mary’s University (FGSR) Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, Master’s Award P O PI $ 32,000

*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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