Helen Sampson
Director, Seafarers International Research Centre
Cardiff University

Professor Helen Sampson joined the Seafarers International Research Centre at Cardiff University in 1999. In September 2003 she was appointed as SIRC's Director.

SIRC was established in 1995 with a view to conducting research on seafarers. The Centre has a particular emphasis on issues of occupational health and safety. It is the only international research facility of its kind and has built up unparalleled experience of research in this field.

Helen has a background in policy-related teaching and research. Her first degree is in Sociology and she holds a Postgraduate Certificate of Education PGCE (Economics and Social Studies - FE/Secondary) and a PhD.

Helen has published approximately 20 peer-reviewed journal articles about both seafarers and the shipping industry and has co-authored two books. She has also co-authored a number of research reports for the industry which can be found on line in free to download format via the SIRC website