Barbara Neis is a University Research Professor in the Department of Sociology and Co-Director of the SafetyNet Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research at Memorial University. President of the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health, a member of the Core Group on Ocean Science in Canada for the Council of Canadian Academies Ocean Science Project, and the founder of the Fishing for the Future Film Festival, Dr. Neis is currently Vice-President (Fellow) of the Trudeau Foundation Society. She has received the President’s Award for Outstanding Research at Memorial University and is a former member of SSHRC Council.
Barb’s past research focused broadly on developing research partnerships to explore interactions between work, environment, health and communities in rural and remote contexts. She researched many aspects of the Newfoundland and Labrador fisheries, including: gender and fisheries; occupational asthma to snow crab and fishing vessel safety; the environmental, social and human health impacts of restructuring in fisheries; and local ecological knowledge and science. Four years ago, Barb began shifting her focus towards the study of employment-related geographical mobility and its impacts on workers and their families, employers and home and host communities.
Barbara Neis is the Project Director for On the Move; as a co-investigator with the partnership, she is doing research in the construction and fishery sectors.
S. Roseman, B. Neis, P. Gardner-Barber. Submitted. Towards a feminist theoretical framework for analyzing employment-related geographical mobility. Studies in Political Economy.
D. Walsh, M. Haan, B. Neis. Submitted. Evidence of diversity among commuters in Canada. Canadian Studies in Population.
J. G. Grzywacz, H.J. Lipscomb, V. Casanova, B. Neis, C. Fraser, P. Monaghan, Q. M. Vallejos. 2013. Organization of work in the agricultural, forestry, and fishing sector in the US Southeast: implications for immigrant workers’ occupational safety and health. American Journal of Industrial Hygiene. Published online: DOI10.1002/ajim.22169
Julia Temple, B. Neis, L. Jackson, S. Roseman, P. Romanow, C. Vincent. 2011. Employment-Related Mobility and the Health of Workers, Families, and Communities: The Canadian Context. Labour/Le Travail, 67 Spring, pp. 121-156. (Second author)
Chrissy Vincent and B. Neis. 2011. Work and Family Life: Parental Work Conditions and Children’s Academic Achievement. Community, Work and Family, 41 pages. (Second author) 28 March, published electronically 10.1080/13668803.2010.535664.
SafetyNet, Memorial University