Neil Ellis

Research Associate
EllisN@cf.ac.uk
Tel +44 (0)29 2087 4740

Neil joined SIRC in 2003, where he was initially appointed to work on the Global Labour market database. Prior to joining SIRC Neil worked at the Occupational and Health Psychology unit at Cardiff University, as a research assistant on the fatigue, health and safety project. This project, conducted in collaboration with SIRC, examined the causes of stress and fatigue in the maritime industry. It was the first of its kind to take performance tests into the maritime environment, to which end Neil conducted a number of onboard research trips. Neil’s first degree is a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Communication, and he also holds an MPhil, both of which were awarded by University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.

At SIRC Neil is presently working on two projects in the Lloyd's Register Foundation research unit, a unit set up to look at the human element within ship operation. The ‘Seafarers and Mandatory Equipment' project will look at the training for, and attitudes to, mandatory appliances onboard ships, and the 'Relationships Between Shore-side and Shipboard Personnel' project will look at the implications for safety of the relationships between visiting 'experts' and sea-staff onboard ships.

Neil has also worked on a number of other projects which have looked at accommodation design, the accuracy of perceptions of risk compared to actual accident data, seafarers adaption to new technology, the supply of global seafaring labour, fraudulent certification, stress in the maritime industry, and attitudes towards computer based training.

*‘Best Paper Award’ at the IMISS 2013 - 2nd International Maritime and Near Miss Reporting Conference, Finland.

Publications include:

Conference Papers Published
Articles
Books
Industry Related Media
Industry Related Publications
SIRC Reports

Conference Papers Published

*Ellis, N. and Sampson, H. (2013) 'Corporate Social Responsibility and the Quality of Seafarers Accommodation and Recreational Facilities', IMMIS2013 - Proceedings of the International Scientific Meeting for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Shipping, 2nd International Maritime Incident and Near Miss Reporting Conference, Maritime Center Vellamo, Kotka, Finland, 11-12 June, ISBN 978-951-29-5618-0, pages 91-109. (Best Paper Award at the IMISS 2013)

Ellis, N. and Sampson, H. (2013) 'Accommodation and Welfare on Contemporary Cargo Ships', SIRC Symposium, Cardiff University, 3-4 July, ISBN 1-900174-46-4.

Turgo, N., Ellis, N., Tang, L., Sampson, H. and Acejo, I. (2013) 'The Use of Mandatory Equipment On-board', SIRC Symposium, Cardiff University, 3-4 July, ISBN 1-900174-46-4.

Turgo, N., Sampson, H., Acejo, I., Ellis, N. and Tang, L. (2013) 'Understanding the Relationships Between Ship and Shore Personnel',SIRC Symposium, Cardiff University, 3-4 July, ISBN 1-900174-46-4.

Tang, L., Acejo, I., Ellis, N., Turgo, N. and Sampson, H. (2013) 'Behind the Headlines? An Analysis of Accident Investigation Reports', SIRC Symposium, Cardiff University, 3-4 July, ISBN 1-900174-46-4.

Sampson, H., Bailey, N. and Ellis, N. (2013) '‘Walking the Talk’: How Companies Succeed in Managing Risk at Sea', SIRC Symposium, Cardiff University 3-4 July, ISBN 1-900174-46-4.

Ellis, N., Sampson, H. and Wadsworth, E. (2011) ‘Fatalities at Sea’ SIRC Symposium Proceedings 2011, Cardiff University, July, ISBN: 1-900174-39-1.

Ellis, N. (2009) 'Vessel design and the wellbeing of seafarers', SIRC Symposium, Cardiff University, 8-9 July, ISBN 1-900174-36-7.

Ellis, N., Bloor, M, and Sampson, H. (2009) 'Patterns in Injury Reporting', SIRC Symposium, Cardiff University, July, ISBN 1-900174-36-7.

Ellis, N. (2007) 'Accident and incident data', SIRC Symposium, Cardiff University, July, ISBN 1-900174-31-6.

Ellis, N., (2005) ‘Safety and perceptions of risk’, SIRC Symposium, Cardiff University, July, ISBN 1-900174-26-X.

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Articles

Sampson, H. and Ellis, N. (2015) ‘Elusive corporate social responsibility (CSR) in global shipping’, Journal of Global Responsibility, 6(1): 80-98, DOI 10.1108/JGR-08-2014-0028.

Ellis, N., Bloor, M. and Sampson, H. (2010) 'Patterns of Seafarer Injuries', Maritime Policy & Management, 37(2): 121-128. DOI: 10.1080/03088830903533742.

Allen, P., Burke, A. and Ellis, N. (2003) ‘A cross-vessel survey of seafarers examining factors associated with fatigue’, Contemporary Ergonomics 2003, pp 125-130. Edited by Paul McCabe, London: Taylor & Francis.

Burke, A., Ellis, N. and Allen, P. (2003) ‘The impact of work patterns on stress and fatigue among offshore worker populations’, Contemporary Ergonomics 2003, pp 131-136. Edited by Paul McCabe, London: Taylor & Francis.

Ellis, N., Allen, P. and Burke, A. (2003) ‘The influence of noise and motion on sleep, mood and performance of seafarers’, Contemporary Ergonomics 2003, pp 137-142. Edited by Paul McCabe, London: Taylor & Francis.

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Books

Ellis, N., Jain, A. and Leka, S. (2006) ‘Work Stress Prevention and Management: A Practical Guide for Organisations’, Institute of Work, Health and Organisations, University of Nottingham, ISBN 0-9554365-0-8.

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SIRC Reports

Sampson, H., Acejo, I., Ellis, N., Tang, L. and Turgo, N. (2016) 'The use of mandatory equipment on board cargo ships: An outline report based on research undertaken in the period 2012-2016', Cardiff: SIRC, April, ISBN: 1-900174-74-2. 

Sampson, H., Acejo, I., Ellis, N., Tang, L. and Turgo, N. (2016) 'The relationships between seafarers and shore-side personnel: An outline report based on research undertaken in the period 2012-2016', Cardiff: SIRC, April, ISBN: 1-900174-48-0.

Ellis, N., Sampson, H., Acejo, I., Tang, L., Turgo, N. and Zhao, Z. (2012) 'Seafarer Accommodation on Contemporary Cargo Ships', Cardiff: SIRC, December, ISBN: 1-900174-43-X.

Bailey, N., Ellis, N. and Sampson H. (2012) 'Exploring differences in perceptions of risk, and its management, amongst personnel directly associated with the operation of ships', Cardiff: SIRC, April, ISBN 1-900174-42-1.

Bailey, N., Ellis, N. and Sampson, H. (2010) 'Safety and Perceptions of Risk: A Comparison Between Respondent Perceptions and Recorded Accident Data', Cardiff: SIRC, October, ISBN: 1-900174-38-3.

Bailey, N., Ellis, N. and Sampson, H. (2010) 'SIRC Report to the PYA on Living and Working Conditions Aboard Yachts', commissioned by the Professional Yachtsmen's Association, Cardiff: SIRC, August.

Bailey, N., Ellis, N. and Sampson, H. (2008) 'Training and Technology Onboard Ship: How seafarers learned to use the shipboard Automatic Identification System (AIS)', Cardiff: SIRC, July, ISBN: 1-900174-34-0.

Ellis, N. and Sampson, H. (2008) 'The Global Labour Market for Seafarers Working Aboard Merchant Cargo Ships 2003', Cardiff: SIRC, June, ISBN: 1-900174-35-9.

Bailey, N., Ellis, N. and Sampson, H. (2007) 'Perceptions of Risk in the Maritime Industry: Personal Injury', Cardiff: SIRC, October , ISBN: 1-900174-32-4.

Bailey, N., Ellis, N. and Sampson, H. (2006) 'Perceptions of Risk in the Maritime Industry: Ship Casualty'Cardiff: SIRC, August, ISBN: 1-900174-29-4.

Ellis, N., Sampson, H., Aguado, J.C., Baylon, A., Del Rosario, L., Lim, Y.F. and Veiga, J. (2005) What Seafarers think of CBT, Cardiff: SIRC, ISBN: 1-900174-28-6.

Smith, A., Lane, T., Bloor, M., Allen, P., Burke, A. and Ellis, N., (2003) ‘Fatigue Offshore: Phase 2. The short sea and coastal shipping industry’. Cardiff: SIRC.

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Industry Related Publications

Sampson, H., Ellis, N., Gould. E., Tang, L., Turgo, N. and Zhao, Z. (2012) ‘Safety and Shipping 1912-2012’, Report commissioned by Allianz which underpins their subsequent publication ‘Safety and Shipping 1912-2012: From Titanic to Costa Concordia, an insurer’s perspective from Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty’ available from Allianz GCS.

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Industry Related Media

Ellis, N, (2010) ‘Seafarers’ Well-Being – The Role of ship design. Seaways, January 2010, 14-16.

Ellis, N. (2009) ‘Life at Sea: Room for Improvement? ', Nautilus International Telegraph, London: August 2009, pp 24-25.

Ellis, N. (2008) 'Why should seafarers care about what researchers do?', The Sea, London: Mission to Seafarers, Issue 193, May/Jun 2008, pp 4-5.

Ellis, N. (2007) 'How to take some of the stress out of the job', The Sea, London: Mission to Seafarers, Issue 185 Jan/Feb 2007, pp 4-5.

Ellis, N., (2004) ‘Fatigue: what’s known and what’s being done’, The Sea, London: Mission to Seafarers, Issue 172, Nov/Dec, pp 4-5.

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