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Alexandra D. Lefcoe

PhD Candidate, Management of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources, McMaster University

Ali Lefcoe’s research focuses on barriers to work (i.e., major obstacles to quality employment) and barriers at work (i.e., difficulties experienced in carrying out work) and how workers cope with these barriers. These research areas overlap in the sense that some workers (e.g., individuals with disabilities, precarious workers) face both barriers to quality employment, and barriers in the completion of their work with deleterious consequences. Ali has an interest in both qualitative and quantitative research methods, and applies these approaches in her current projects. She has defended her thesis proposal and is scheduled to complete her PhD in early 2024.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, McMaster University


  • 2015 
    University of Toronto, Master of Industrial Relations & Human Resources