Barbara Neis, FRSC

University Research Professor, Department of Sociology, Memorial University; Senior Research Associate, SafetyNet Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research (St. John’s, NL)
Professor, Department of Sociology, Memorial University; Co-Director, SafetyNet (St. John’s, NL)
Professor Barbara Neis (PhD) is a University Research Professor in the Department of Sociology and Senior Research Associate in the SafetyNet Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research at Memorial University. Professor Neis is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Past President of the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health. 
Professor Neis received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Toronto in 1988. Her research focuses broadly on interactions between work, environment, health and communities in rural and remote contexts. 
Professor Neis is currently a co-investigator and member of the Research Management Committee of the MEOPAR Network of Centres of Excellence studying fishing safety and extreme events and Project Director on a seven-year SSHRC-funded partnership grant entitled On the Move: Employment-Related Geographical Mobility in the Canadian Context that is exploring the impacts of extended commuting for work. Professor Neis is also co-Chair of the Newfoundland node of the SSHRC-funded Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy and the lead researcher on a project on agricultural safety in Newfoundland and Labrador and a project on preventing occupational disease funded by WorkSafe BC.

Professor Barbara Neis (PhD) is a University Research Professor in the Department of Sociology and Senior Research Associate in the SafetyNet Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research at Memorial University. Professor Neis is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Past President of the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health. 

Professor Neis received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Toronto in 1988. Her research focuses broadly on interactions between work, environment, health and communities in rural and remote contexts. 

Professor Neis is currently a co-investigator and member of the Research Management Committee of the MEOPAR Network of Centres of Excellence studying fishing safety and extreme events and Project Director on a seven-year SSHRC-funded partnership grant entitled On the Move: Employment-Related Geographical Mobility in the Canadian Context that is exploring the impacts of extended commuting for work. Professor Neis is also co-Chair of the Newfoundland node of the SSHRC-funded Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy and the lead researcher on a project on agricultural safety in Newfoundland and Labrador and a project on preventing occupational disease funded by WorkSafe BC.

 

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