On the Move Project Director Barbara Neis (Ph.D., C.M., F.R.S.C.) is John Paton Lewis Distinguished University Professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Based in the Department of Sociology, she is also the Co-Director of the SafetyNet Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research, a Member of the Order of Canada, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Council of Canadian Academies. In 2018, Professor Neis was awarded (jointly with Dr. Christina Murray of UPEI), the Vanier Institute of the Family Mirabelli-Glossop Award for distinguished contribution to the work of the Institute.
Professor Neis received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Toronto in 1988, and is a past president of the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health. She has worked for more than two decades in multi-disciplinary teams carrying out research in marine and coastal contexts including on social and environmental change, occupational health and safety and mobile work. Professor Neis is co-chair of the Newfoundland node of a second SSHRC-funded Partnership grant, the Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy, and module co-lead and co-investigator in the Canada First Research Excellence supported Ocean Frontier Institute where she is heading up research related to sustainable communities and aquaculture occupational health and safety. In addition to her leadership role as project director, Professor Neis is doing research related to employment-related geographical mobility in the construction and fishery sectors as part of the On the Move Partnership program of research.
S. Roseman, B. Neis, P. Gardner-Barber. 2015. “Towards a feminist theoretical framework for analyzing employment-related geographical mobility.” Studies in Political Economy, 95:1, 175-203, DOI: 10.1080/19187033.2015.11674951.
M. Haan, D. Walsh, B. Neis. 2014. “At the crossroads: Geography, gender and occupational sector in employment-related geographical mobility.” Canadian Studies in Population, 41:3-4, 6-21.
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.
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