Linda Duxbury, Sprott School of Business, Co-author of the 2012 National Work-Life Balance Study

Dr. Linda Duxbury

  • Degrees: Ph.D.(University of Waterloo)Management Sciences M.A.Sc. (University of Waterloo) Chemical Engineering B.Sc. (University of Waterloo)
  • Office: 915 Dunton Tower
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  • Phone: 613-520-2385
  • Fax: 613-520-2532

Linda Duxbury is a noted pioneer in the field of organizational health. Over the years her interest in issues associated with managing a changing workforce has earned her a variety of awards that recognize her research, teaching and her contribution to public and private sector work places.

Linda Duxbury has done work with most departments in the federal public sector including the Treasury Board, Statistics Canada, Health Canada, DND, Natural Resources Canada, Environment Canada and Transport Canada. She has also worked with most provincial governments in Canada and municipalities including Calgary, Kitchener, Waterloo, Ottawa and Peel Region.

She has also worked with Crown Corporations, various Canadian policing departments and private sector companies in all sectors (telecom, natural resources, high technology, finance, retail). Linda has conducted interviews with many well known Canadian and international media including CBC, CTV, Citizen, Globe and Mail, National Post, Macleans, Canadian Business and many others.

Linda has also delivered invited talks and lectures in countries such as Australia, Japan, Indonesia, South Africa, Fiji and Ecuador, to name a few. Linda has extensive teaching experience in the area of managing a changing workforce and has delivered lectures on this topic for numerous universities, public organizations and private sector companies. She has also published widely in both the academic and practitioner literature.

Research Interests include:

  • Work-Life Balance
  • Employee Mental Health
  • Managing a Changing Workforce
  • Managing Change, Generational Differences in Attitudes and Behaviour
  • Management Issues within Health Care
  • Role Overload and Work Intensification
  • Impact of office technology on key stakeholders

Publications and Research Files

Duxbury, L., Higgins, C., Smart, R. & Stevenson, (2013). Mobile Technology and Boundary Permeability, British Journal of Management, DOI: 10.1111/1467-8551.12027.

Dyke, L.S. and L.E. Duxbury (2011), “The Implications of Subjective Career Success”, Journal for Labour Market Research, 43, 219-229.

Duxbury, L., Higgins, C., & Smart, R. (2011). Elder Care and the Impact of Caregiver Strain on the Health of Employed Caregivers, Work, 40(1), 29-40.

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