Dr. Arla Day is a Professor in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Saint Mary’s University, specializing in Occupational Health Psychology, and she is the Director of the CN Centre for Occupational Health & Safety. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, and she was a Canada Research Chair at Saint Mary’s University in I/O psychology for 10 years.
Dr. Day is a founding member of two research and community outreach centres at Saint Mary’s: The CN Centre for Occupational Health and Safety and the Centre for Leadership Excellence. She is on the American Psychological Association’s Psychology in the Workplace Network, which coordinates the state and provincial psychologically healthy workplace awards and programs. Within this network, she chairs the Nova Scotia Psychological Healthy Workplace Program committee, organizing the APA Psychologically Healthy Workplace awards in Nova Scotia, and coordinating workshops and programs. She chairs the Occupational Health Psychology Summer Institute through the CN Centre, which is jointly hosted by Saint Mary’s University and Portland State University.
Dr. Day has authored articles, book chapters, and books pertaining to healthy workplaces, respect and civility in the workplace, leadership, occupational stress, employee well-being, and work-life balance, focusing her research on developing and implementing effective organizational and individual initiatives and training programs.
She has been an Associate Editor at the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology and a Consulting Editor at the European Journal of Work & Organizational Psychology. She regularly reviews for a number of scholarly journals. She currently serves as an international advisor on the Stockholm Stress Centre’s Advisory Board, and she has just returned from New Zealand, where she was awarded an Erskine Fellowship from the University of Canterbury to teach and conduct research on healthy workplaces.
As an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, Dr. Day teaches a variety of topics in “I” (Personnel, HR), “O” (Organizational Psychology), statistics, and assessment (Psychometrics).
Dr. Day regularly conducts workshops and keynote addresses on healthy workplaces, work-life balance, and wellness, and has been called upon to provide expert testimony about survey validity, and the interpretation and use survey data. She consults with a number of private and public organizations, focusing on organizational health issues.