Professor Helen Sampson

Professor Helen Sampson

Director, SIRC

School of Social Sciences


I am interested in supervising PhD students with an interest in:

  • Transnationalism
  • Ethnography
  • The maritime industry
  • Globalisation.

Helen Sampson joined the Seafarers International Research Centre in 1999. She became a Senior Research Associate in 2001 and Deputy Director of SIRC in 2002. In September 2003 Helen was appointed as SIRC's Director.   Helen has a background in policy-related teaching and research.

  • Work and employment
  • Governance of globalised industries
  • Work and health and safety
  • Vocational education and Training
  • Globalisation
  • Migration, Transnationalism, and social space
  • Gender and employment