I am a graduate student in Dr. Charles Calderwood’s Work Stress and Recovery Lab, which explores stress and well-being outcomes for both employees and students. My research has two focuses – the work stress in relation to driving, and the impact of technology on working habits and, consequently, well-being.
I place special focus on delving into the mechanisms underlying these relationships, as they remain ambiguous. By uncovering what is fueling the impact of work stress on driving safety and working habits on well-being, we as a research field and society will be more empowered to develop interventions targeting the root of problematic outcomes rather than just the symptoms. I hope to take these findings to practitioners so that they can reach the people they are intended to help.