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Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Borden Chair of Leadership at Smith School of Business

Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Borden Chair of Leadership at Smith School of Business


Julian is the author of The Science of Leadership: Lessons From Research for Organizational Leaders, which was published by Oxford University Press (New York) in January, 2014. His research interests focus on the nature and development of transformational leadership and employee well-being, and he is also the author of well over 200 research articles and book chapters, and the author or editor of several books, including Employment, Stress and Family Functioning (1990, Wiley & Sons); The Union and Its Members: A Psychological Approach (1992, Oxford University Press); Changing Employment Relations: Behavioral and Social Perspectives (1995, American Psychological Association); Young Workers (1999, American Psychological Association); and The Psychology of Workplace Safety (2004, American Psychological Association).  He is also co-editor of the Handbook of Workplace Violence (2006, SAGE Publications), and senior editor of both the Handbook of Work Stress (2005), Handbook of Organizational Behaviour (2008), all published by SAGE, The Psychology of Green Organizations (2015, Oxford University Press), and most recently, Work and Sleep: Research Insights for the Workplace, which will be published by Oxford University Press in 2016. 

Julian was formerly the editor of the American Psychological Association''s Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, served as the chair of the American Psychological Association''s Task Force on Workplace Violence in 2001-2, and was the chairperson of the Advisory Council on Occupational Health and Safety to the Ontario Minister of Labour from 1989-1991.

Julian is a Fellow for the Royal Society of Canada, the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Canadian Psychological Association. 

MacLean''s magazine named Julian as one of Queen''s University''s most popular professors in 1996.  Julian received the National Post''s "Leaders in Business Education" award in 2001, and Queen''s University''s Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision in 2008.

  • Specialty: Leadership, Unions, Work and Family, Workplace Stress and Violence, Occupational Health and Safety
    • Subject: Organizational Behaviour
    • Room: Goodes Hall Room 420 West Wing
    • Phone: (613) 533-2477
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