Helen Devereux (née Douglass)

Research area

My current area of research is seafarer health and safety with particular focus on time as a factor of accident causation. Specifically, I am interested in how time on task relates to the likelihood of experiencing an accident. Following completion of my PhD I hope to work as a marine accident investigator.Pre-Cardiff
I was a Maersk sponsored Deck Cadet at the University of Plymouth between 2006 and 2010. During my time at Plymouth I obtained a BSs in Marine Studies (Merchant Shipping) and an Officer of the Watch (STCW II/I) licence.As part of my cadetship (2006-2010) I spent time on Maersk container ships, chemical tankers, an Irish Sea ferry and a North Sea anchor handling tug. 
Since 2010 I have worked as a Third Officer in the Maersk tankers fleet. During this time I have sailed around many areas of the world and personal highlights include navigating in ice off Greenland and transporting fuel to the Falkland Islands.I was born and raised in Teesside but now consider Cornwall my home. I am a football fan and enjoy swimming and travelling. I am currently an adult volunteer for the Sea Cadet Corps where I teach communication and navigation to 10-18 year olds.
Cardiff life