Assistant Professor of Psychology Mahima Saxena delivered a guest lecture, “Using the Experience Sampling Method for Examining Occupational Health and Safety Hazards in Informal Workers,” in February at the University of Illinois School of Public Health’s Center for Healthy Work. The talk was co-sponsored by the UIC Great Lakes Center for Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health.
In November 2019, Saxena presented three papers at the American Psychological Association’s Work, Stress and Health Conference held in Philadelphia. They included:
- Occupational Health and Decent Work for Informal Workers: Findings and Policy Implications of a Field Study in South Asia
- Occupational Health Risks in Agriculture: An Experience Sampling Investigation for Public Health Disease Control
- Mind-wandering and Attentional Failure at Work
Saxena also delivered a presentation titled “Worker Health and Well-Being: Scientific Insights and Best Practices,” at the Chicago-Kent College of Law Institute for Law’s Workplace Members’ Conference held in November 2019 in Chicago.
In July 2019, Saxena presented a paper examining decent work, living wages, and worker well-being for highly skilled informal workers at the United Nations’ International Labor Organization’s 6th Regulating for Decent Work Conference, held in Geneva, Switzerland. At the premier organization for work and work-related policy, Saxena’s research spoke directly to work-scientists and policy makers.
Saxena’s upcoming presentations include a presentation at Bowling Green State University in March, as well as five talks at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s annual conference taking place in April in Austin, Texas, where Saxena will also be receiving SIOP’s 2020 Humanitarian Award.