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 DAN Department of Management and Organizational Studies and an Adjunct Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at Western University. Professor Robertson also held a multi-year Visiting Research Fellow appointment at Leeds University. Together, with Dr. Julian Barling, she is the editor of the 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 other award nominations. 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, The Leadership Quarterly and The Journal of Business Ethics. In 2016, Jennifer was awarded a Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant to research the causes, methods and effects of brownwashing, and recently was awarded a separate SSHRC grant as co-investigator to investigate the effects of misleading corporate environmental communication.


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., & Carleton, E. (2018). Uncovering how and when environmental leadership affects employees’ voluntary pro-environmental behavior. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 25, 197-210.

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

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. (2013). Greening organizations through leaders’ influence on employees’ pro-environmental behaviors. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 34, 176-194.