Biography


In the past decade, Dr. Duxbury has completed majors study on Balancing Work and Family in the public, private Sectors and not for profit sectors; HR and Work-family Issues in the Small Business Sector; Management Support (What is it and Why does it Matter?); Career Development in the Public Sector and in the High Tech Sector; generational differences in work values. Dr. Duxbury also conducts research which evaluates the organizational and individual impacts of E-mail, portable offices, cellular telephones, blackberry’s, telework, flexible work arrangements, shiftwork and change management and studying what makes a “supportive” manager. She has completed three national studies (1991, 2001, 2012) on work-life balance in which over 70,000 Canadian employees participated. She is currently conducting a national study looking at issues associated with balancing work and caregiving as well as a research project evaluating the sustainability of policing in Canada.

Dr. Duxbury has published widely in both the academic and practitioner literatures in the area of work-family conflict, change management, supportive work environments, stress, telework, the use and impact of office technology, managing the new workforce and supportive management. She has also given over 350 plenary talks on these issues to public, private and not for profit sector audiences.

Dr. Duxbury is also an accomplished trainer and speaker in the area of supportive work environments, work-life balance, managing the new workforce, recruitment and retention, change management, gender and communication and the communication process.

Publications and Research Files

2012 National Study on Balancing Work and Caregiving in Canada

Authors:

Linda Duxbury, PhD, Professor, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University
Christopher Higgins, PhD, Professor, Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario

Long Summary

Key Findings

Key Findings – Gender and Lifestyle

Full Report

Report Two: Causes, Consequences and Moderators of Caregiver Strain Among Employed Caregivers

Report Three: Employed Caregiving in Canada: A View From the Trenches

2012 National Study of Work-Life Issues in Canadian Police Departments

Linda Duxbury, PhD, Professor, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University
Christopher Higgins, PhD, Professor, Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario

Key Findings

Key Differences Associated with Rank and Gender

Full Report

2013 National Study on Work-Life Experiences of Employed Caregivers

Linda Duxbury, PhD, Professor, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University
Christopher Higgins, PhD, Professor, Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario
prepared in partnership with Desjardins Insurance

Balancing Work, Childcare and Eldercare: A View From the Trenches

Executive Summary