Welcome Michael Leiter

Dr. Leiter is a world renowned expert on the psychology of work. His ground-breaking research on job burnout and work engagement has produced widely acclaimed books. In a concerted commitment to improving worklife quality, he consults with organizations and researchers around the world. He is highly sought as a keynote speaker for diverse audiences, including public sector executives, health care providers, and human resource professionals. In addition to his research partnerships, Dr. Leiter has provided consulting services to health care organizations, government departments, educational, and public sector organizations.

He has worked extensively with organizations around the world to address issues of workplace health. For more than two decades, he has researched burnout and methods to banish it. Together with co-author Dr. Christina Maslach, he coined the term "work engagement" as the antithesis to burnout. He is a desired speaker at international conferences on worklife and is now consulting with organizations that want to improve. He is a registered psychologist in Nova Scotia, Canada and has received ongoing research funding for 30 years from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada as well as from international foundations for his work on job burnout and work engagement. He is internationally renowned for his work on job burnout and work engagement. His current initiative in research and consulting is CREW - Civility, Respect, and Engagement at Work - that improves collegiality within workgroups.

Prior to coming to Deakin, Dr. Leiter was a Professor of Psychology at Acadia University in Canada where he held the Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health and Wellness. While at Acadia University, Dr. Leiter served as Chair of the Psychology Department, Dean of Pure & Applied Science, and Vice President Academic.


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