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Helen Devereux

Dr Helen Devereux PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher

Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering

023 8201 6122 ext. 6122 Room no. RM201

Biography

Helen has experience in both quantitative and qualitative research methods and has also worked as part of a mixed methods research team. Prior to her academic career Helen was employed as a deck officer on board deep-sea chemical/product tankers after obtaining her Officer of the Watch (Unlimited) licence at the University of Plymouth. During her time as a deck cadet Helen sailed on board container ships, a product tanker, an anchor handling tug in the North Sea and a Ro-ro Irish Sea ferry and consequently has first-hand experience of several sectors of the seafaring industry.

 

 

 

Research interests

Helen is interested in the sociology of work and in particular the various ways in which work and employment are organised. Her research explores the impact of the organisation of work and employment at sea on the occupational health, safety and well-being of seafarers. She also has interests in the work/life balance of individuals and job autonomy. Helen is based in the Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering and is also an Associate Fellow at the Seafarers International Research Centre at Cardiff University.

Further information

  1. Recent publications

    Follow the link below to see Helen's most recent publications.

    Devereux, H. (in press). Transition and adjustments made by seafarers whilst onboard. In Sampson, H. and Gekara, V. (eds). World of the seafarer.

    Devereux, H. (2017). The impact of the organisation of work and employment at sea on the occupational health, safety and well-being of seafarers. Doctoral dissertation, Cardiff University.

  2. Conference papers

    Follow the link below for a list of conference papers authored by Helen.
    • The organisation of work and employment at sea and the ensuing inequalities in the seafaring labour force. BSA Work, employment and society conference. 12-14 September 2018.
    • Occupational injuries and time into tour in the seafaring industry. South West branch Nautical Institute Meeting. 14 January 2015. A review of this presentation was published in Seaways in April 2015.
    • Exploring the relationship between occupational injuries and time into tour in the seafaring industry. International Symposium on Governance, Change and the Work Environment 30 June – 2 July 2014.
    • Are there accident ‘black times’ among seafarers? The health and welfare of seafarers: past, present and prospects conference. 30 January – 1 February 2014.