Roles and responsibilities
Environmental psychologist in the Lighting and Ventilation Quality Group. Research concerning the effects of the physical environment on human behaviour and well-being and the factors influencing adoption of sustainable building practices.
Current research and/or projects
Research provides technologies and application guidance to ensure that improving building energy efficiency also creates better environments in which Canadians can live, work, and play.
Research and/or project statements
- Member of the President’s Research Excellence Advisory Committee
- Member of the NRC Research Ethics Board
- Leader of projects concerning the organizational productivity benefits of well-chosen energy technologies for buildings, supporting the High Performance Buildings program
- Principal investigator studying the effects of light and lighting on human well-being
- Ph.D. Environmental Psychology, University of Victoria, 1992
- M.A. Ergonomic Psychology, Queen's University, 1987
- B.A.(Hons.), Psychology, University of Manitoba, 1986
- B.Sc., Chemistry and Zoology, University of Manitoba, 1984
- Recommendations for healthful lighting applications
- Technology adoption decision-making
- Green buildings that support individual well-being and organizational productivity
- International Commission on Illumination
- Carleton University, Department of Psychology
- Canadian Psychological Association
- The IES Medal (Illuminating Engineering Society), 2018
- The Waldram Gold Pin Award (International Commission on Illumination, 2011)
- CPA John C. Service Member of the Year Award (Canadian Psychological Association, 2012)
Veitch, J. A. (2018). How and why to assess workplace design: Facilities management supports human resources. Organizational Dynamics, 47, 78-87. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orgdyn.2018.01.002
Papamichael, K., Siminovitch, M., Veitch, J. A., & Whitehead, L. (2016). High color rendering can enable better vision without requiring more power. Leukos, 12(1-2), 27-38. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/15502724.2015.1004412 .
Commission Internationale de l’Eclairage (CIE). (2016). Research roadmap for healthful interior lighting applications (CIE 218:2016). Vienna, Austria: CIE.