Dr. Ivona Hideg, Principal Investigator



Ivona Hideg is an Assistant Professor of OB/HRM in the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. She holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and M.Sc. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Waterloo.

Ivona is a passionate researcher and educator. Her main areas of research include gender and cultural diversity in the workplace (e.g., promotion of diversity and equality) and the social effects of emotions, especially the effects of culture on the social effects of emotions. Her research has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Psychological Science.

Her research has also received numerous awards such as Best Paper awards from the OB section at the Academy of Management and the Canadian Psychological Association. Her research has been featured in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, the Huffington Post, and the Record, among others. Ivona is also a member of Editorial Board of a leading journal in emotion research: Emotion.

She is also a very involved community member and she served on a Board of Directors at Focus for Ethnic Women, a non-profit organization that empowers women by providing a nurturing, culturally sensitive environment that builds self-esteem, social networks, employment related skills, and connections to meaningful employment.

Finally, Ivona is committed to student supervision and she supervises research in a lab consisting of highly motivated and intellectually curious students. We currently have a number of projects examining the effectiveness and reactions of diversity policies in the workplace, emotions and emotion regulation in the workplace, and a number of other projects. We welcome new collaborators and new students!

On a personal note, Ivona is an avid traveller and she enjoys spending her free time and vacations traveling with her husband, Andrej, and their baby girl Angelina, exploring new cultures and food! Their two favorite countries so far have been Peru and Spain. They were also thrilled with Hawaii (but not for its beaches) and found a hike on an active volcano quite an extraordinary experience! The next thing on their agenda is to learn Spanish (as soon as they find some time!) and, of course, travel more!
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Ivona Hideg,
Jul 14, 2017, 8:13 AM