Nick the Cat-astrophe

Nick Turner



Haskayne School of Business, Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources [OBHR]

Future Fund Chair in Leadership

Haskayne School of Business

Area Chair

Haskayne School of Business, Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources [OBHR]


Contact information

Phone number

Office: 403-220-6947


Office: SH456



Nick Turner is the Future Fund Chair in Leadership and a Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources at Haskayne School of Business, and holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Psychology. He was previously at Queen's University’s Smith School of Business and the University of Manitoba’s Asper School of Business. At Queen's he was the inaugural Toller Family Research Fellow, and at Manitoba the Associate Dean (Research & Graduate Research Programs) from 2008 to 2015. In 2011, he received an Early Career Achievement Award jointly from the American Psychological Association and the National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety. Between 2017 and 2020, he served as Editor-in-Chief of Human Relations.

Professor Turner has co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as articles for mass media outlets including Canadian Business, Harvard Business Review, and The Conversation. His research focuses on transformational leadership, occupational health psychology, and work design, and often their intersection in exploring the determinants and consequences of "healthy work" — psychologically and physically safe and enriching employment. His current collaborations explore the relationship between leadership and occupational safety, the association between workplace injuries and mental health problems, work systems and safety, leadership potential in young Canadians, and the impact of mentoring on leadership development. His research samples have included employees working in petrochemical plants, railways, steel producers, small- and medium-sized organizations in Alberta, Royal Marine Commandos, and Canadian youth. Growing up in Canada and UK, Turner earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Queen's University and University of Sheffield.

Please see the link above for a recent CV and the link below for an up-to-date list of research publications.


Areas of Research

Occupational health psychology, transformational leadership, work design