Our Researchers

Dr. Elizabeth Sanli
Instructor (Research)
(709) 834-2076 ext. 0264
Research Areas:
Offshore Safety and Survival, Acquisition of Skills, Feedback and Learning, Motor Skills, Practice and Safety, Attention, Motivation, Learner Involvement

Dr. Sanli holds a Ph.D. in Kinesiology from McMaster University (2013) as well as a M.Sc. in Applied Health Science, Kinesiology (2009) and a B.Kin. (2007) from Brock University. Her postdoctoral work (2015-2017) was completed at the Offshore Safety and Survival Centre, examining skill performance, learning, and relearning.

An Instructor (Research) in Ocean Safety, Dr. Sanliā€™s current research focus is on the understanding of how attention, motivation, and learner involvement during training influences complex skill performance and retention. She aims to understand realistic, situation-based training and its impact on performance and retention of movement skills in a safety and survival context. Recent and current projects examine concurrent training of multiple skills in a maritime context, effects of task and anxiety on emergency skill sequence learning, and development of behavior change initiatives in relation to marine litter.

Dr. Sanli has received competitive funding from MI, MUN, International Association of Maritime Universities, The Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment, and The Norwegian Seafood Research Fund.

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

  • MARI 4109 Human Factors in the Maritime Sector
  • STAT 4106 Applied Statistics for Food Safety