Our Researchers

Dr. Elizabeth Sanli
Instructor (Research)
(709) 834-2076 ext. 0264
Research Areas:
Learning, performance, training, cognitive ergonomics, human factors, attention, motivation, perception

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 focuses on the understanding of how complex skills are performed, learned, and retained over time.  She aims to understand realistic, situation-based training and education and the impact it has on performance and learning. Recent and current projects examine concurrent training of multiple skills in a maritime context, effects of task and anxiety on emergency skill sequence learning, challenges and solutions related to rural, cold-climate firefighting, 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, The Norwegian Seafood Research Fund, and The International Grenfell Association.

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
  • MARI 6001 Statistics and Research Design for Maritime Studies