Hi, My Name is Ehsan Etezad

An avid learner of Human Behavior, mostly in organizational settings!

Education

  • 2019 - 2021
  • Master’s Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Saint Mary’s University, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology
  • Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran

Academic Experience

  • September 2020 - Present
  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Dalhousie University, Canada
  • In this research project, we mainly focus on the mental health of community pharmacists in Canada. Community pharmacists usually experience a unique set of stressors associated with their working environment, complicated by other parties, such as legal representatives, health insurance companies, and regulators. My responsibilities in this project include but not limited to: reviewing the literature, developing a survey using scientifically-proven measures, analyzing data, and writing a manuscript.

  • May 2020 - Present
  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Saint Mary’s University, Canada
  • The goal of this research is to help to prevent burnout among front-line care workers to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. We have helped more than 700 healthcare and homecare workers in Nova Scotia by providing them insights about their burnout level and how they can cope with it effectively. My responsibilities in this project include but not limited to: developing a survey using scientifically-proven measures, reviewing the literature, analyzing both qualitative and quantitative data, promoting the survey through our community partners, and developing intervention design and materials.

  • February 2020 - Present
  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada
  • In this project, we aim to learn about how culture may shape whether and how students understand and use the sexual assault policy, and the kinds of supports students may require in the process. The researchers working in the Culture and Perspectives on Sexual Assault Policy project are from different scientific backgrounds with ranging expertise in sexual violence, gender-based violence, intercultural communications, sociology, psychology, and nursing. My responsibilities in this project include but not limited to: recruiting participants, facilitating a focus group, writing a manuscript, and developing workshop materials.

  • September 2019 - Present
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Saint Mary’s University, Canada
  • I am collaborating with instructors to complete all or some of the following tasks for each of the following courses: grading assignments and exams, guest lecturing, participating in in-class activities, proctoring tests, providing feedback to students, holding a tutorial office hour, etc. Research Methods in Psychology (Fall 2020); Personnel Psychology (Summer 2020); Thinking and Reasoning (Spring 2020); Psychological Statistics (Winter 2020); Research Methods in Psychology (Fall 2019).

  • December 2019 - April 2020
  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Saint Mary’s University, Canada
  • I was involved as a Graduate RA with the Student Success project which offers self-help to students transitioning to college or university to achieve their goals in a way that suits their personality. It uses advanced machine learning algorithms and crowdsourcing to recommend action plans to the students.

  • September 2019 - April 2020
  • Project Assistant
  • Saint Mary’s University, Canada
  • I assisted in the Applied Psychology Graduate Program Review process as the key method of evaluating the quality of our graduate program activities and outcomes in terms of teaching and learning, research, and scholarly accomplishments. In this project, information, data and analyzes were used to improve all aspects of our current program.

  • May 2015 - December 2017
  • Research Assistant
  • Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran
  • Participated in several literature review, coding qualitative data, and developing scales.

Professional Experience

  • May 2020 - Present
  • Organizational Effectiveness Specialist
  • Shoppers Drug Mart, Canada
  • As part of the Enterprise Pharmacy Continuous Improvement initiatives, we are working on the development and refinement of in-store community pharmacy safety practices. We are analyzing error-reporting and related incident data to determine the root causes behind enterprise-wide prescription incidents. My responsibilities in this project include but not limited to: analyzing the community pharmacy structure and operations to mitigate human error and improve safety culture and patient outcomes.

  • May 2020 - Present
  • Content Specialist
  • CN Centre for Occupational Health & Safety, Canada
  • This research center is dedicated to investigating the best scientifically-proven practices in developing physically and psychologically safe and healthy workplaces. As part of my job, I am responsible to improve our research center’s online presence through the creation and dissemination of digital content related to occupational health and psychology. These contents are shared or presented on our website, social media channels, virtual workshops, or training sessions.

  • January 2018 - June 2019
  • Human Resources Research Officer
  • PAT, Iran
  • My responsibilities included: Preparing job descriptions, salary scales, competency appraisal measures, and recommending the best health and safety practices and initiatives to the upper management.

  • August 2017 - June 2018
  • Human Resources Officer
  • PSGFR, Iran
  • My responsibilities included: Identifying current and prospective staffing requirements, preparing job postings, screening applicants, and conducting full-structured job interviews.

Publications

Etezad, S., McVarnock, A., Blazer, M., & Gilin, D. (2020). Bipolar Disorder Disclosure and Symptom Types Impact on Stigma in the Workplace. Paper accepted as a poster at Canadian Psychological Association 81st Annual National Convention. Montreal, Canada.

Etezad, S., & AghaMohamadian Sharbaf, H. R. (2017). Investigate the Role of Self-Efficacy in Anxiety and Insolvency of Selecting future Career Among People with Physical Disabilities. Clinical Psychology Undergraduate Dissertation, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran.

Razaghi, S. Moshirian, M., & Etezad, S. (2017). Comparison of visual working memory between people with internet addiction disorder and normal peoples. Paper presented at First National Congress on New Researches in Cognitive Psychology. Guilan, Iran.

Etezad, S., & Asghari EbrahimAbad, M. J. (2015). The Psychological Consequences of International Immigration. Paper accepted as a poster at International Conference on Migration: Patterns, Consequences, and Policies. Tehran, Iran.

Awards

  • 2020 - 2021
  • Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation Award recipient ($8,200)
  • Research Nova Scotia
  • 2020 - 2021
  • HMFF Student Scholarship recipient ($2,500)
  • HMFF Foundation
  • 2019 - 2021
  • FGSR Fellowship Award recipient ($16,000)
  • Saint Mary’s University
  • 2019 - 2021
  • FGSR Graduate Award recipient ($9,000)
  • Saint Mary’s University

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