The Centre for Research on Inclusion at Work (CRIW) is pleased to announce Dr. Angela Dionisi as its new Incoming Director. Starting July 1, 2022, Dr. Dionisi will be sharing CRIW’s governance responsibilities along with Directors, Dr. Andrew Webb and Dr. Luciara Nardon.
Dr. Dionisi is an Associate Professor of Management at Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business. A long-time research affiliate to CRIW, Dr. Dionisi’s research interests focus on both workplace mistreatment and leadership. Her body of work mainly explores the impact of workplace sexual harassment on targets, and those with close relationships to them. She is particularly concerned with how negative workplace dynamics may uniquely affect historically underserved groups. Most recently, she has been expanding her research area to examine workplace mistreatment encountered by individuals living with disabilities. Her ultimate goal is to help foster healthier, more inclusive workplace environments.
Dr. Dionisi is pleased to be joining CRIW’s governance team. “CRIW fulfills an important role in supporting and nurturing researchers that are working towards creating more inclusive workplaces,” she said. “I am honoured to be accepting this position, and wholeheartedly welcome the opportunity to contribute to CRIW’s valuable mission.”
Dr. Dionisi seeks to continue CRIW’s efforts in fostering a sense of community among those studying issues pertinent to workplace inclusion. She looks forward to encouraging more students and emerging scholars to get involved in workplace inclusion research. Additionally, Dr. Dionisi is eager to engage with the community. She said, “I think there is an opportunity for academia to be an agent of change, both by influencing policies and practices affecting equity and inclusion at work, and by connecting with community members themselves.”
CRIW Directors, Dr. Nardon and Dr. Webb welcome Dr. Dionisi to CRIW’s governance team.
Dr. Webb praised Dr. Dionisi’s commitment to workplace inclusion. “Angela is a highly respected scholar in organizational behaviour and is passionate about creating workplace environments that foster employee well-being,” he said. “I think she will contribute greatly to CRIW’s work.” Dr. Nardon agrees. “Angela has been an avid supporter of CRIW,” she said. “I am happy she accepted the role to steer the direction of CRIW’s efforts in the upcoming years.”
Find more about Dr. Dionisi’s work here. Dr. Dionisi is also a contributor to Psychology Today, where she writes about employee well-being in her column “(Un)Well at Work.” You can read her articles here.
Dr. Dionisi’s arrival also marks the departure of inclusion champion, Dr. Merridee Bujaki, who is stepping down after serving in CRIW’s leadership for over ten years. CRIW is grateful for Dr. Bujaki’s dedication and years of service.