Erica Carleton

Assistant Professor

PhD in Organizational Behavior (Queen's University) MSc Industrial/Organizational Psychology (Saint Mary's University) BA Psychology (University of Regina)


Room 156
25 Campus Drive, Nutrien Centre, University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, SK, S7N 5A7


Dr. Carleton's research interests include two separate but often overlapping research passions, namely (1) leadership and (2) employee health and well-being. She is fascinated by leadership behaviors and what predicts high and low quality leadership. She is also interested in women and leadership and the barriers women face to obtaining and maintaining leadership positions. Her interest in employee well-being has led her to investigate the non-work antecedents of well-being, especially different physiological and psychological predictors, such as sleep. She conducted her dissertation research on sleep, well‐being and leadership. She is a co‐editor (with Julian Barling, Christopher Barnes and David Wagner) of the book Sleep and Work: Research Insights for the Workplace (Oxford University Press, 2016).

Prior to joining the Edwards School of Business in July of 2016, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership in Ivey Business School at Western University. While there she conducted research on the validation and outcomes of leader character. She completed her PhD in Organizational Behavior at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University under the supervision of Julian Barling. Before pursuing her PhD Dr. Carleton was a research analyst at the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region.


  • Comm 105: Introduction to Organizational Behavior
  • COMM 348- Leadership
  • MBA 877- Leadership and Organizational Dynamics

Featured Research


  • Carleton, E. L., & Barling, J. (2018). Why leaders don’t lead: The indirect effects of ADHD on passive leadership through daytime sleepiness. Stress and Health, 34, 663–673.
  • Carleton, E. L., Barling, J. & Trivisonno, M. (2018). Leaders’ trait mindfulness and transformational leadership: The mediating roles of leader’s positive affect and leadership self-efficacy. Canadian Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 50, 185-194.
  • Roberston, J., & Carleton, E. L. (2018). Uncovering how and when environmental leadership affects employees’ voluntary pro-environmental behavior. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 25, 197-210.
  • Seijts, G., Crossan, M., Carleton, E. L. (2017). Embedding leader character into HR practices to achieve sustained excellence. Organizational Dynamics, 46, 30-39.
  • Carleton, E. L., Barling, J., Christie, A., Trivisonno, M., Tulloch, K., & Beauchamp, M. (2016). Scarred for the rest of my career? Career-long effects of abusive leadership on professional athlete aggression and task performance. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 38(4), 409-422.

Books and Book Chapters

  • Barling, J., Barnes, C., Carleton, E. L., Wagner, D. (2016) (Eds.) Sleep and work: Research insights for the workplace. NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Carleton, E., & Barling, J. (2017). Sleep, work and well-being. In C. L. Cooper and I. Campbell (Eds.) The Wiley handbook of stress and health: A guide to research and practice. London: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Carleton, E. L., & Barling, J. (2017). Leadership and mental illness: Realities and new directions. In E. K. Kelloway (Eds.) Leading to occupational health and safety. London: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Carleton, E. L., & Barling, J. (2016). Sleep and withdrawal from work. In J. Barling, C. Barnes, E. L. Carleton, & D. T. Wagner (Eds.) Sleep and work: Research insights for the workplace. NY: Oxford University Press.

Selected Conference Presentations

  • Carleton, E. L., Montgomery, A. W., Akers, A. L., & Turner, N. (2018, June). Preventative Health Behaviors as Personal Resources in the Job Demands-Physical Health Relationship. Poster presented at the International Congress of Applied Psychology, Montreal, QC.
  • Carleton, E. L. (2017, August). “Sleep, self-control and abusive supervision: A daily mediational study.” Accepted for presentation at the Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA.
  • Carleton, E. L. & Barling, J. (2017, May). “Daytime sleepiness mediates the effects of leaders’ ADHD on laissez-faire leadership.” Presented at the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology Conference, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Weatherhead, J. G., Barling, J., Cloutier, A. E. & Carleton, E. L. (2017, May). “Testing mediators of the negative effects of passive leadership on mental health and work attitudes.” Presented at the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology Conference, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Carswell, J. J., Seijts, G., Crossan, M., Giammarco, E., Carleton, E. L., Nguyen, B. (2017, April). “The validation of the Leadership Character Insight Assessment.” Presented at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Carleton, E. L., & Barling, J. (2016, August). “Reciprocal effects of work stress and sleep problems: A five-wave longitudinal study.” Presented at the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA.
  • Robertson, J., Carleton, E. L., & Barling, J. (2016, August). “Linking leadership to green behaviors through pro-environmental work climate.” Presented at the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA.
  • Weatherhead, J., Carleton, E. L., Dupre, K., & Barling, J. (2016, April). “Alcohol as the problem or alcohol as the solution? The cyclical nature of workplace injuries, alcohol use and employee mental health. Presented at the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology, Athens, Greece.
  • Carleton, E. L., Barling, J., Christie, A., Trivisonno, M., Tulloch, K., & Beauchamp, M. (2015, August). “Long-term effects of abusive supervision on workplace aggression and task performance.” Presented at the Academy of Management, Vancouver, BC.
  • Trivisonno, M., Carleton, E., Vogel, S., & Barling, J. (2015, May). “Examining the structure of grit and its influence on leadership behaviors.” Presented at the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.
  • Carleton, E., Barling, J., Dupre, K. (2014, June). “A longitudinal investigation of the cross-over of injuries from work to home.” Presented at the Work Family Research Network Conference, New York, NY.

Research Grants

  • 2013 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship, $40,000
  • 2015 Smith School of Business PhD Student Research Excellence Award, $1,500
  • 2013 D. D. Monieson Doctoral Fellowship, $5000
  • 2013 Hatch Award, Queen’s School of Business, $5275
  • 2012 Ontario Graduate Scholarship, $15,000