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Dr. Karen Harlos

Workplace Bullying Prevention


Karen Harlos Title: Professor
Phone: (204) 789-1404
Email: ka.harlos@uwinnipeg.ca

Biography: Dr. Karen Harlos is Professor (Full) and past Inaugural Chair, Department of Business and Administration, at the University of Winnipeg. Her field is organizational behaviour and she conducts research on workplace mistreatment and bullying, employee silence and voice in the face of work mistreatment, healthcare workplace issues, and quality of worklife. She currently is Director of a 4-year partnered research project funded by SSHRC examining workplace bullying and mistreatment using international and integrative perspectives for prevention. The team brings together interdisciplinary researchers across Canada, the UK, Germany and Denmark, as well as Canadian decision-makers and policy analysts, to generate large datasets using longitudinal, multimethod approaches for evidence-informed practice, policy, and decision support. She is a co-investigator for a SSHRC-funded partnership project on productive organizational conflict and co-investigator on other externally funded projects on workplace mental health and health primary care renewal in Manitoba. She is a past member of the Manitoba Network Environments for Aboriginal Health Research (NEAHR) team, funded by CIHR to support community research projects, knowledge translation, and student training to build Aboriginal health research capacity. Dr. Harlos has served on executive committees of the International Association of Conflict Management, Western Academy of Management, and Board of Directors for the Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence for 3 years. She is a current reserve Board member for the International Association for Workplace Bullying and Harassment and serves on the Manitoba Workplace Psychological Health and Safety Advisory Group. She has presented numerous academic papers and executive workshops in Europe, Australasia, and North America and she continues to provide training and consultation for conflict resolution, team building, leadership, and psychologically healthy workplaces across industries and work settings.