Barbara Neis

Restructuring in the Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Since the Collapse of the Cod Stocks: Laying the Foundation for Migrant and Immigrant Workers?
Barbara Neis (Ph.D.) is co-director of SafetyNet, A Community Research Alliance on Health and Safety in Marine and Coastal Workplaces at Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland. She is also Professor in the Dept. of Sociology and a Fellow of the Trudeau Foundation. Dr. Neis received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 1988. She has researched many aspects of the Newfoundland and Labrador fisheries and has recently begun linking that research with international fisheries-related developments. Her areas of research focus include occupational asthma to snow crab and fishing vessel safety (funded by C.I.H.R.), the social and human health impacts of restructuring in the Newfoundland and Labrador fisheries (funded by SSHRC and NSERC) and local ecological knowledge and science (funded by SSHRC and NSERC).