Barbara Neis

Dr. Neis is a Full Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Co-Director of SafetyNet, a Community Research Alliance on Health and Safety in Marine and Coastal Work. She has extensively researched many aspects of the Newfoundland and Labrador fishery, including issues related to occupational health, knowledge systems, industrial restructuring, fisheries policy, and gender and fisheries. Dr. Neis has extensive experience with working in interdisciplinary teams and in collaborative research with community partners. She has supervised and co-supervised graduate students in many different disciplines, including Sociology, Women’s Studies, Geography, Environmental Studies, and Engineering. Dr. Neis’ current areas of research focus include studies on occupational asthma in snow crab processing workers and fishing vessel safety (both funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research), the human health impacts of restructuring in the Newfoundland and Labrador fisheries (funded by Health Canada, the National Network on Environments and Women’s Health, SSHRC and NSERC), and local ecological knowledge and science (funded by SSHRC and NSERC). In addition, she is part of a team of researchers exploring the relationships between gender and globalization within fisheries (funded by SSHRC).

Books by Barbara Neis

  • Changing Tides

    Changing Tides

    edited by Marian Binkley, Siri Gerrard, Christina Maneschy, & more…


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