Barbara Neis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Memorial Univeristy. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 1988. She has researched many aspects of the Newfoundland and Labrador fisheries and has begun linking that research with international fisheries-related developments. Her current areas of research include the health impacts of restructuring in the Newfoundland and Labrador fisheries (funded by Health Canada and by the National Network on Environments and Women's Health) and local ecological knowledge and science (funded by Eco-Research and SSHRC projects). She recieved Memorial University's President's Award for Outstanding Research in 1998.