University of Calgary

Nick Turner

  • Professor
  • Distinguished Chair ABL
  • Faculty [OBHR]

Professional Activities & Biography

Nick Turner’s fields of interest include leadership, work design, and occupational health and safety. His research often integrates these areas to explore the psychological predictors and consequences of “healthy work” – work that promotes psychological well-being and physical safety. In recent years, his research has focused on the relationship between leadership and well-being, young workers and safety, and the mental health consequences of workplace injuries.

Nick received his PhD in psychology from University of Sheffield (UK) in 2003. Prior to coming to University of Calgary in 2015, he taught at Queen’s University (Canada) and University of Manitoba. He has held a number of research fellowships and visiting professorships. He is currently the Distinguished Research Chair in Advanced Business Leadership ("CCAL Chair "). Most recently, he was visiting summer scholar at Smith School of Business, Queen’s University (2017).

In Haskayne School of Business, Nick offers an undergraduate course on ethical leadership and graduate courses in organizational behavior and occupational health psychology. He is also an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Psychology, University of Calgary.

Academic Publications (since 2015):

Casey, T.W., Krauss, A.D., & Turner, N. (2018). The one that got away: Lessons learned from evaluation of a psychology-based safety training intervention in the Australian prawn fishing industry. Safety Science, 108, 218-224. Link to article: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2017.08.002

Pek, S., Turner, N., Tucker, S., Kelloway, E.K., & Morrish, J. (2017). Injunctive safety norms, young worker risk-taking, and workplace injuries. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 106, 202-210. Link to article: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2017.06.007

Turner, N. (2017). Social relations in and around work. Human Relations, 70, 3-6. Link to article: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0018726716678367

Barling, J., & Turner, N. (2016). Workplace injuries. In S.G. Rogelberg (Ed.) Encyclopedia of industrial and organizational psychology (2nd ed.). (pp. 1778-1779). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Link: https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/the-sage-encyclopedia-of-industrial-and-organizational-psychology/book245378 

Barling, J., & Turner, N. (2016). Workplace safety. In S.G. Rogelberg (Ed.) Encyclopedia of industrial and organizational psychology (2nd ed.). (pp. 1783-1785). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Link to encyclopedia: https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/the-sage-encyclopedia-of-industrial-and-organizational-psychology/book245378

McCaughey, D., Turner, N., Kim, J., DelliFraine, J.L., & McGhan, G.E. (2015). Physical hazard risk perceptions and employee outcomes in the long-term care industry. Safety Science, 78, 190-197. Link to article: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925753515001058

Tucker, S., & Turner, N. (2015). Sometimes it hurts when supervisors don’t listen: Antecedents and consequences of safety voice among young workers. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 20, 72-81.  Link to article: http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/2014-34862-001/

Turner, N., Tucker, S., & Kelloway, E.K. (2015). Prevalence and demographic correlates of microaccidents and reactions to dangerous work among young workers in Canada. Journal of Safety Research, 53, 39-43Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002243751500016X

Current Professional Roles:

Distinguished Research Chair in Advanced Business Leadership: https://haskayne.ucalgary.ca/ccal 

Editor-in-Chief, Human Relations: http://journals.sagepub.com/home/hum

Editorial board memberships: Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business & Psychology, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Journal of Management Inquiry, Occupational Health Science

Graduate Students

I'm very interested in working with research students (BA psychology or BCom co-majoring in psychology, MSc I/O psychology, PhD I/O psychology or Management) on research projects related to transformational leadership and the psychology of occupational health (e.g., mental health at work) or safety (e.g., work-related injuries). If these topics interest you, please contact me.

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