Rubin Talks: Caroline Biron

Rubin Talks - Invited Lecture Series
The Department of Psychology invites to a lecture by 

Associate Professor Caroline Biron, PhD
Management Department, Faculty of Business Administration, Laval University, Quebec, Canada

on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at 16:00-17.00.

The title of the lecture is 
"Researching organizational health interventions using realistic evaluation principles”

This conference aims to highlight how realistic evaluation principles can be used to evaluate organizational interventions on psychosocial risks. Results emerging from intervention studies are presented including examples based on the national standard in Quebec. The Quebec “Healthy Enterprise Standard” (HES) is becoming an influential motivator for organizations wanting to improve and structure their preventive efforts. Despite the increasing interest for obtaining a certification or an award for being considered a proactive organization, there is little known regarding the factors influencing the implementation of interventions in the framework of a voluntary standard. Psychosocial safety climate (PSC) is considered as a facet of organizational climate as it characterizes senior management values and attitudes towards employees’ psychological health. Managers’ influence on the implementation process is also discussed as they are an important mechanism for the success of interventions.

The lecture takes place at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Øster Farimagsgade 5, building 1, room 1.1.18, 1353 Copenhagen K

After the lecture the Department invites to a reception at Øster Farimagsgade 2A, 2nd floor, room 03-2-M202, Copenhagen K

Faculty, students and others with interest are welcome.

Associate Professor Caroline Biron, PhD:
Caroline Biron is an Associate Professor of occupational health and safety management at Laval University, Quebec, Canada. Her work has been funded, among others, by the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et sécurité du travail, and the Fonds de recherche Québec - Société et Culture. Her research interests include presenteeism, managerial quality, organizational health interventions, and the evaluation of processes and contextual factors influencing the implementation of interventions. She has edited and co-edited three volumes on these topics, and published several articles, book chapters, and practitioners guidelines. She is actively involved in several organizations to support and evaluate implementation of interventions to reduce stress and improve well-being.