World Mental Health Day is on Oct. 10, 2020 and a Carleton expert is available to comment.

Linda Duxbury
Professor, Management, Sprott School of Business


Duxbury is the author of Something’s Got to Give: Balancing Work, Childcare and Eldercare and is available to discuss the urgent need for workplace and policy reforms and support for employed caregivers.

In the past decade, Duxbury has completed major studies on balancing work and family in the public, private sectors and not-for-profit sectors. Duxbury also conducts research that evaluates the organizational and individual impacts of e-mail, portable offices, smartphones, telework, flexible work arrangements and change management and studying what makes a “supportive” manager. She has completed three national studies on work-life balance in which over 70,000 Canadian employees participated. She has also completed a major study on balancing work, childcare and eldercare and is currently working with the Conference Board of Canada on a study of how to motivate change in the development and implementation of policies and practices in support of balancing work and caregiving.

Duxbury has published widely in both the academic and practitioner literatures in the area of work-family conflict, change management, supportive work environments, employee wellbeing, role overload, telework, the use and impact of office technology, managing the new workforce and supportive management.

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