Campus Directory: Kelly Williams-Whitt

University of Lethbridge

Kelly Williams-Whitt
Faculty
Mgt - Calgary Campus
Office: Calgary (Calgary Campus)
Phone: (403) 332-4697
Email:
Director
Management - Grad Prog
Office: Calgary (Calgary Campus)
Phone: (403) 332-4697

Degrees

Nursing Diploma, Foothills Hospital School of Nursing; MBA (Entrepreneurship), University of Calgary; Ph.D (Labour Relations and Human Resource Management) , University of Caglary

Expertise

Disability management in the workplace, Labour and employment law (arbitration, privacy, human rights, duty of fair representation, etc.), Impact of labour policies and collective agreements on workers, Qualitative research, Social Capital Theory

Previous Research Areas

Disability accommodation; reinstatement in arbitration; knowledge management

Selected Publications

RESEARCH AND PAPERS IN PROGRESS
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Peer Reviewed Publications

Williams-Whitt, Kelly; White, Marc; Wagner, Shannon; Schultz, Izabella; Koehn, Corrine; Dionne, Clermont; Koehoorn, Mieke; Harder, Henry; Pasca, Romana; Warje, Orion; Hsu, Vernita; McGuire, Lisa; Lama, Iris; Schulz, Werner; Kube, Doug; Hook, Adrienne and Wright, Mary-Doug (2015). Job Demand and Control Interventions: A Stakeholder-centred Best-Evidence Synthesis of Systematic Reviews. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 6-2, 61-78.

McGuire, C., Kristman, V.L., Shaw, W.S., Williams-Whitt, K., Reguly, P. and Soklaridis, S. (2015). Supervisor Autonomy and Considerate Leadership Style are Associated with Supervisors' Likelihood to Accommodate Back Injured Workers. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, DOI: 10.1007/s10926-015-9567-4.

Shaw, W., Kristman, V.L., Williams-Whitt, K. Soklaridis, S., Yuang, Y-H, Cote, P., and Loisel, P. (2014). The Job Accommodation Scale (JAS): Psychometric evaluation of a new measure of employer support for temporary job modifications. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 24-4, 755-765.

Kristman, V., Shaw, W., and Williams-Whitt, K. (2013). Supervisor's Perspectives on Work Accommodation for Chronically Ill Employees. In Working Bodies: Chronic Illness in the Canadian Workplace, Sharon-Dale Stone, Valerie Crooks and Michelle Owen (Eds). McGill Queens University Press.

Williams-Whitt, K. (2012). Oil and Ideology: The Transformation of K-12 Bargaining in Alberta. In Dynamic Negotiations. Sara Slinn and Arthur Sweetman, Eds. School of Policy Studies Series, McGill-Queen's University Press.

Williams-Whitt, K. and Taras, D. (2010). Disability and the Performance Paradox: Can Social Capital Bridge the Divide? British Journal of Industrial Relations, 48-3: 534-559.

Williams-Whitt, K. (2007). Impediments to Disability Accommodation. Relations industrielles, 62-3: 405-532.

Williams, K. (2002). Review of The Future of the Safety Net: Social Insurance and Employee Benefits. Friedman, Sheldon and David C. Jacobs, eds. In Relations industrielles 57-3: 575-77.

Williams, K. and Taras, D. (2000). Reinstatement in Arbitration: The Grievors' Perspective. Relations industrielles 55-2: 227-48.

Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings

Williams-Whitt, K. (2008). Disability at Work and the Performance Paradox. Proceedings of the 60th Annual Meeting of the Labor and Employment Relations Association. New Orleans.

Williams, K. and Taras, D. (2004). Accommodating Disability in the Workplace: The Impact of Organizational Trust. Conference Proceedings. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada.

Books and Book Chapters

White, M.I., Wagner, S., Williams-Whitt, K. Koehn, C., Kube, D., Conacchia, M. and Warje, O. (2014). Workplace Intervention Research: Disability Prevention, Disability Management and Work Productivity. In Handbook of Return-to-Work, Izabela Schultz and Robert Gatchel (Eds).

Williams-Whitt, K. (2013). Disability Management: The Social Capital Theory Perspective for Managing Disability Claims. In Disability Management: Theory, Strategy and Industry Practice, 5th Edition. Dianne Dyck, Ed. Butterworths.

McKay, G., Gaetz, B., Filsinger, K. J., Harris, T. and Williams-Whitt, K. (2012). Employment Law for Business and Human Resources Professionals: Alberta and British Columbia, 2nd Edition. Emond Montgomery Publications, Toronto.

Williams-Whitt, K. (2012). Disability management: The social capital theory perspective for managing disability claims. In the Disability Management Compliance Manual Release 4, Dianne Dyck and Gowlings (Eds). Lexis Nexis, Canada.

Arnold, I.; Dyck, D.; Samra, J. and Williams-Whitt, K. (2011). Psychological Safety and Health in the Workplace. In Occupational Health & Safety: Theory, Strategy and Industry Practice, Dianne Dyck, Ed. Lexis-Nexis, Butterworths.

Williams-Whitt, K. and Taras, D.. Eds. (2010). Perspectives on Disability in the Workplace. National Institute of Disability Management and Research, Nanaimo.

Williams-Whitt, K. (2010). The Social Capital of Disability Accommodation: Dealing with Difficult Cases. In Perspectives on Disability in the Workplace. National Institute of Disability Management and Research, Nanaimo.

Corey, D., Manchot, C., and Williams-Whitt, K. (2010). Disability Advocacy: Fairness and Equality One Precedent at a Time. In Perspectives on Disability in the Workplace. National Institute of Disability Management and Research, Nanaimo.

Williams-Whitt, K. (2009). Disability Management: The Social Capital Theory Perspective for Managing Disability Claims. In Disability Management: Theory, Strategy and Industry Practice, 4th Edition. Dianne Dyck, Ed. Lexis Nexis, Butterworths.

Filsinger, K., Gaetz, B., McKay, G., Williams-Whitt, K. and Harris, T. 2008. Employment Law for Business and Human Resource Managers in British Columbia and Alberta, Emond Montgomery Publications Ltd.

Published Arbitration Decisions

Hart v. Entrec Corp., [2014] C.L.A.D. No. 28.

643273 Alberta Ltd. (First Continental Freight Systems) v. Vassie [2012] C.L.A.D. No. 372.

643273 Alberta Ltd. (First Continental Freight Systems) v. McLean [2012] C.L.A.D. No. 361.

643273 Alberta Ltd. (First Continental Freight Systems) v. Laramee [2012] C.L.A.D. No. 388.

Kananaskis Mountain Helicopters v. Beaudoin [2011] C.L.A.D. No. 434.

Leask v. H & R Transport Ltd., [2011] C.L.A.D. No. 153.

Barrette v. International Compost Ltd. [2010] C.L.A.D. No 401.

643273 Alberta Ltd. (c.o.b. First Continental Freight Systems) v. Riley, [2010] C.L.A.D. No. 208.

Lockwood v. B & D Walter Trucking Ltd., [2010] C.L.A.D. No. 172.

Taylor v. Exalta Transport Services Ltd., [2009] C.L.A.D. No. 110.

Exalta Transport Services Ltd. v. Taylor, [2009] C.L.A.D. No. 111.

Reports

White, M.I., Wagner, S.L., Schultz, I.Z., Williams-Whitt, K., Koehn, C., Dionne, C.E., Koehoorn, M., Harder, H., Pasca, R., Wrje, O., Hsu, V., McGuire, L., Lama, I., Schulz, W., Kube, D., Hook, A. (2014) Interventions to Reduce Work Absence: A Best Evidence Synthesis of Systematic Reviews. Report to WorkSafe BC, Project #: RS2011-1G36. Vancouver: Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability.

Research in Progress

Gross, D., Armijo-Olivo, S. Steenstra, I., Shaw, W. S., Williams-Whitt, K, Shaw, N, Hartvigsen, J., Woodhouse, L, Qin, Z., and Ha, C. Clinical Decision-Support Tools for Managing Disabling Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Scoping Review. Under Review: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation.

Wagner, Shannon; Schultz, Izabella; White, Marc; Williams-Whitt, Kelly; Koehn, Corrine; Dionne, Clermont; Koehoorn, Mieke; Harder, Henry; Pasca, Romana; Warje, Orion; Hsu, Vernita; McGuire, Lisa; Lama, Iris; Schulz, Werner; Kube, Doug; Hook, Adrienne and Wright, Mary-Doug. Social Support and Supervisory Quality Interventions in the Workplace: A Stakeholder-centred Best-Evidence Synthesis of Systematic Reviews on Work Outcomes. Under Review: Disability and Health Journal.

Wagner, Shannon; Koehn, Corrine; White, Marc; Harder, Henry; Schultz, Izabella; Williams-Whitt, Kelly; Warje, Orion; Dionne, Clermont; Koehoorn, Mieke; Pasca, Romana; Hsu, Vernita; McGuire, Lisa; Lama, Iris; Schulz, Werner; Kube, Doug; Hook, Adrienne and Wright, Mary-Doug. Pscyhological Interventions in the Workplace and Work Outcomes: A Best-Evidence Synthesis of Systematic Reviews. Under Review: Disability and Health Journal.


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