Research

Project description

This consultancy investigates the current policy issues relating to women seafarers and their career development and aims at producing a clear and instructive strategy and reference tool for all maritime stakeholders.

Principal Investigator

Momoko Kitada

Momoko Kitada is a former seafarer and her research interests lie in gender issues in shipping, in particular, women seafarers and seafarers’ families in terms of identities and welfare issues. She teaches subjects in Maritime Education and Training (MET), including cultural issues, knowledge management, assessment methodology, and contemporary labour issues. Momoko’s research expands to the human element and social aspects in energy management.

Project Officer

Lisa Froholdt

Dr. Lisa Froholdt teaches in the MET specialization at World Maritime University. She received her Bachelor degree in Social Education (1989) from University College Zealand, Denmark, a Diploma in Psychology (2001) and a M.A. (Master of Arts) in Educational Psychology (2005) from The Danish University of Education in Denmark. Dr. Froholdt completed her Ph.D. in Maritime Human Factors (2012) from University of Southern Denmark.

María Carolina Romero Lares

Dr. Romero received a Law degree from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1995. She initiated her career as a lawyer working for the firm Rodríguez & Mendoza, Abogados and later at the Legal Department of Banco de Venezuela (Bank of Venezuela) in Caracas. She obtained a LL.M. degree from Tulane University, New Orleans, in the U.S. and she continued her education in Germany, where she finished her Ph.D. at Hannover Universität  with honors (cum laude).

Michael Ekow Manuel

Dr. Michael Ekow MANUEL was until May 2013 the Dean of Faculty of Maritime Studies at the Regional Maritime University in Ghana.  Previous to that, he was Head of Research and Consultancy at the same Institution.  He is a Master Mariner and worked on ships for eleven years culminating in an appointment as Master (Ship Captain).

He holds degrees in Maritime Affairs (MSc.) and Maritime Administration (PhD) from the World Maritime University with ITF and Sheldon Kinney Fellowships respectively.

Project Duration

February, 2016 to August, 2016