Keynote Speakers

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Jennifer M. Lincoln —“What I’ve learned about safety from listening to fishermen” 

Jennifer Lincoln

As a dedicated Injury Epidemiologist with the National Institute for Occupational Safety Health (NIOSH), Dr. Lincoln serves as both the director of the Center for Maritime Safety and Health Studies and Associate Director for Science for the NIOSH Western States Division. For the last twenty-five years, she has continually worked to provide scientific research and leadership to develop tailored risk-reduction interventions for high-risk work, especially in the prevention of traumatic injuries among workers in the commercial fishing industry. Her efforts, in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard, have led to a substantial decline in commercial fishing deaths. Dr. Lincoln received her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and serves as a Captain in the U.S. Public Health Service.


Mohamed Jeebhay — Occupational Health and Safety in the South African seafood industry  –  a developing country perspective”


Professor Mohamed Jeebhay, is an Occupational Medicine specialist, and holds joint appointments as Head of the Occupational Medicine Division in the School of Public Health and Family Medicine as well as the Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town (UCT). He is a fellow of the Collegium Ramazzini, an international academy of internationally renowned fellows in occupational and environmental health. The National Research Foundation of South Africa has rated him as an internationally acclaimed research scientist. He leads the research programme in the Centre for Environmental and Occupational Health Research at UCT on occupational allergens and asthma with a major focus on environmental risk factors and preventive approaches for work-related allergy and asthma. He serves as editorial board member of the Journal of Current Allergy and Clinical Immunology and the South African Respiratory Journal.


Andrew Watterson — “Scoping aspects of global aquaculture occupational health and safety”


Professor Andrew Watterson PhD, Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Fellow Collegium Ramazzini is Head of the Occupational and Environmental Health Research Group & Director of the Centre for Public Health and Population Health Research at the University of Stirling, Scotland. He has also led Visiting Professorships at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and the University of British Columbia, Canada. His research interests include risk assessment, risk management and risk regulation particularly in the agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture, and energy sectors. He has acted as a WHO and FAO consultant on these topics. He uses health impact assessments and participatory action research among other methods to explore science- policy-civil society interfaces.  He has published widely in peer reviewed journals on occupational and environmental health and safety, public health and toxicology journals. He has also published a Financial Times guide to occupational health and safety management and various books on occupational health and safety and public health.

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