WHO WE ARE

The Safety Culture team, operating out of Saint Mary's University under the supervision of Dr. Mark Fleming, comprises professionals and researchers sharing in interest in applied safety culture. Researchers tackle projects brought forth by partnerships with local and national organizations, as well as from the enthusiasm and creativity of the team's members. Recent work has included evaluating the metrics used in safety culture assessment spanning a wide range of hazardous industries.

TEAM MEMBERS

Dr. Mark Fleming
Dr. Fleming is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Saint Mary's University and the current Professor of Safety Culture. He received his Bachelor’s in Psychology and Master’s in Human Factors from Aberdeen University and his PhD in Psychology from The Robert Gordon University in Scotland. Mark is an applied psychologist with nearly 20 years of experience in industrial health and safety management in high hazard industries including the offshore oil and gas, nuclear power, petrochemical, power generation and construction. He is dedicated to developing practical and valid tools to assist organisations to prevent harm. Currently, Dr. Fleming’s research includes investigating methods for measuring and improving safety culture, safety motivation, safety leadership, and aviation safety. He advises many Canadian and international organisations (e.g., International Atomic Energy Agency) on safety culture assessment and improvement.

Brianna Cregan
Brianna Cregan is a doctoral student in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Saint Mary's University. Her primary research interests are facet specific safety culture within the area of organizational culture and organizational change. Her master's thesis concerned safety culture assessment and the creation of diagnostic tools to help this process. 

Tabatha Thibault
Tabatha Thibault is a doctoral student (focusing on Industrial/Organizational Psychology) at Saint Mary’s University. Her master's thesis, entitled The Dark Tetrad at Work, was under the supervision of Dr. E. Kevin Kelloway. She completed her BSc in Psychology with Honours at Acadia University in 2014. She is interested in occupational health and safety, organizational behaviour, and personality.

Dylan Smibert
Dylan graduated from the University of Calgary in 2010 with a Bachelor's Degree (with distinction)  in Psychology. He is currently a doctoral student at Saint Mary's University, Halifax. Dylan completed his master's thesis on selecting safe employees in high hazard industries. He is currently employed with Canadian National Railway, while completing his PhD in I-O Psychology.  

Keri Harvey
Keri Harvey is a research assistant and lab manager at Saint Mary’s University. She completed her BA Honours in Psychology at Saint Mary’s University in 2016, with a certificate in Human Resource Management. 

        

CONTACT

Saint Mary's University
923 Robie Street 
Halifax, NS  B3H 3C3
Canada

Phone: (902)496-8759
mark.fleming@smu.ca


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