New Marine Institute research chair to study mariner mental health and wellness
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Dr. Rosemary Ricciardelli has been named Research Chair in Safety, Security and Wellness at the Marine Institute’s School of Maritime Studies.Rosemary Ricciardelli

The chair was created to lead research in mental health, wellness and industry-focused gender issues in the marine transportation, emergency response and public safety sectors.

“I’m beyond thrilled. The Marine Institute has great people, great research opportunities and collaborative research space. I’m really enjoying my experiences here and feel my research can make a greater impact.”Fred Anstey

Dr. Ricciardelli, a professor of sociology who was cross-appointed last year to the School of Maritime Studies, started her new research post earlier this month.

“At the Marine Institute, we’re hoping to embed mental health awareness and training into the very fabric of mariner training as well and to expand MI’s certification capacities to include other public safety groups, if there’s an appetite for it.”

Read about in the Gazette.