Jane O’Reilly
Associate Professor
University of Ottawa
(613) 562-5800 ext. 4917

Related Research Interests

I am an Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa. I received my PhD in 2013 from the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia.

My research interests revolve around how individuals’ informal social relationships and interactions in the workplace subsequently affect their well-being broadly. Admittedly, much of my work to date has focused on the ‘dark side’ of social relationships, looking at interpersonal mistreatment. Going forward however, I would like to infuse more positivity into my research programs. I have started to investigate how our relationships at work influence a sense of purpose and meaningfulness, and how the experience of forgiveness can enhance well-being. I am also conducting a large collaborative project on the social experiences of employees who struggle with mental health challenges, and how their relationships with their bosses and colleagues can have a positive impact on their work experiences.

Related Publications

Robertson, K., O’Reilly, J., & Hannah, D. (accepted 2019). Finding meaning in relationships: The impact of network ties and structure on the meaningfulness of work. Academy of Management Review.