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Linda Duxbury

Chancellor's Professor, Management
    Phone:613-520-2600, ext. 2385
    Building:Dunton Tower, Room 915
    Degrees:BSc (University of Waterloo), MASc Chemical Engineering (University of Waterloo), PhD Management Sciences (University of Waterloo)


    In the past decade, Dr. Duxbury has completed major study on Balancing Work and Family in the public, private Sectors and not for profit sectors; Management Support (What is it and Why does it Matter?); generational differences in work values; the impact of office technology such as email; employee well-being, work role overload and workforce change. Dr. Duxbury also conducts research which evaluates the organizational and individual impacts of E-mail, portable offices, smartphones, telework, flexible work arrangements 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 has also just completed a major study on balancing work, childcare and eldercare (n = 5,000) and is currently working with the Conference Board of Canada on a study of how to motivate change in the development and implementation of policies and practices in support of balancing work and caregiving.

    In addition, a lot of Dr. Duxbury’s research in recent years has been done in the police sector both in Canada and international. This research focuses on employee well-being and 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, employee wellbeing, role overload, telework, the use and impact of office technology, managing the new workforce and supportive management. She has also given over 500 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, employee well-being, managing the new workforce, and change management

    Read more about the findings from Dr. Duxbury’s research projects:

    Police in Schools: An Evidence-based Look at the Use of School Resource Officers

    2012 National Study on Balancing Work and Caregiving in Canada

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

    2013 National Study on Work-Life Experiences of Employed Caregivers