Our Researchers

Dr. Elizabeth Sanli
Instructor (Research)
(709) 834-2076 ext. 0264
Research Areas:
Learning; Training; Assessment; Human Factors; Ergonomics; Cognition; Firefighting; Marine Emergency Duties; Fisheries; Information Processing; Attention; Motivation; Training Environment; Fatigue

Dr. Liz Sanli is an Educator and Researcher in the School of Maritime Studies. Her research focuses on performance, learning, and behaviour change in complex, work-related contexts such as seafaring, firefighting, and fish harvesting. She studies how components of training such as instruction, demonstrations, feedback, and practice organization can impact how well, and for how long, skills are retained. She also studies the roles of training and performance contexts (e.g., social, physical, & psychological environments) on learning and retention of skills and knowledge.

Dr. Sanli is a Sr. Researcher at MI and is cross appointed to the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Recent and active sources of funding for her research include MI, MUN, International Association of Maritime Universities, International Grenfell Association, NL Hydro, Insurance Bureau of Canada, The Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment, and The Norwegian Seafood Research Fund.

Dr. Sanli holds a Ph.D. in Kinesiology from McMaster University, an M.Sc. In Applied Health Science, Kinesiology and a B.Kin. from Brock University, as well as a B.Ed. from Memorial University.

For a list of publications please visit: http://tinyurl.com/esanlipubs

  • MARI 4109 Human Factors in the Maritime Sector
  • MARI 4116 Statistics: Maritime Studies
  • MARI 6001 Statistics and Research Design for Maritime Studies
  • MARI 6003 Human Factors in Safety and Survival
  • STAT 4106 Applied Statistics for Food Safety