Jennifer Robertson

Jennifer Robertson

Assistant Professor
PhD, Organizational Behavior, Queen's School of Business (2014)

Office: SSC 4309
Phone: 519-661-2111 x85040


Jennifer L. Robertson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management and Organizational Studies and an Adjunct Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at Western University. Professor Robertson also holds a multi-year Visiting Research Fellow appointment at Leeds University. Together, with Dr. Julian Barling, she is the editor of the new book "The Psychology of Green Organizations" published by Oxford University Press. Jennifer's research focuses on psychological issues involved in organizational environmental sustainability and the nature and prediction of leadership. Professor Robertson's scholarship in this area has been internationally recognized through an Emerald Citations of Excellence Award, and her work on these topics has been presented at various international conferences and invited talks and published in top-tier journals, including The Journal of Organizational Behavior and The Leadership Quarterly. Jennifer has also published several book chapters and recently was awarded a Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada Insight Development Grant to research the causes, methods and effects of brownwashing.


Compensation and Benefits Management, Essentials of Human Resources


Organizational environmental sustainability; environmental leadership; corporate social responsibility; the prediction of leadership; workplace pro-environmental behavior


Robertson, J.L., & Barling, J. Contrasting the nature and effects of environmentally-specific and general transformational leadership (2016; in press). Leadership and Organization Development Journal.

Byrne, A., Dionisi, A., Barling, J., Akers, A., Robertson, J.L., Lys, R., Dupre, K.E., & Wylie, J. (2014). The depleted leader: The influence of leaders' diminished psychological resources on leadership behaviors. The Leadership Quarterly, 25, 344-357. (Nominated for best paper award in The Leadership Quarterly for 2014).

Robertson, J.L., & Barling, J. (Eds.). (2015). The Psychology of Green Organizations. New York: Oxford University Press.

Robertson, J.L., & Barling J. (2015). The role of leadership in promoting workplace pro-environmental behaviors. In J.L. Robertson & J. Barling (Eds.) The Psychology of Green Organizations. New York: Oxford University Press.