Joshua Le Blanc
  • EH14 4AS

    United Kingdom

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Joshua holds a Ph.D. from the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. He also holds a Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of New Haven, and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. Lawrence University.

His research interests are broad, encompassing such topics as: understanding the effects of overparenting on emerging adult career development, informal caregivers (including student caregivers), and curriculum design. His co-authored works have received best paper awards at the annual meetings of the Academy of Management, and Administrative Sciences Association of Canada.

Joshua has authored numerous refereed journal articles, as well as a book chapter on generational identity in the workplace. At Heriot-Watt University, his main area of research concerns understanding how informal caregivers navigate their working lives once they no longer have caregiving responsibilities

Research interests

Caregiving, Career Transitions, Disability Care, Elder Care, Helicopter Parenting, Parenting, Career Development, School to Work Transition, Career Adaptability, Career Identity, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Classroom Engagement, Craft Beer 

Roles & Responsibilities

Global Course Leader: 

  • C10LT: Changing Trends in Employment 
  • C11EH: Digital Human Resource Management 
  • C18OB: Organisational Behaviour 


  • C67AS: Academic Skills 


  • DBA 
  • Undergraduate Disseration 
  • Msc Dissertation 

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth


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