Maria Carrera Arce

Research Associate
Spain
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PhD, University of Cantabria
MSc, Psychology, University of Deusto
Master´s Degree in Research Methodology, University of Barcelona
PGCert in Applied Ergonomics & Human Factors, University of Nottingham

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Maritime Psychology
Human Element
Human Behaviour and Human Performance
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Dr. Maria Carrera-Arce (Ph.D, MsC, CPsychol) joined WMU as a Research Associate in 2019. She graduated in 1999 with an MSc in Psychology from the University of Deusto (Bilbao, Spain). In 2005 she completed her PhD (University of Cantabria, Spain), and she also holds a master’s degree in Research Methodology and Statistics (University of Barcelona, Spain, 2006) and specialized in Clinical Psychology (The Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, Spain, 2010). More recently she completed a PGCert in Applied Ergonomics & Human Factors (University of Nottingham, UK, 2018). Dr Carrera began her career as a researcher at the Social Psychiatry Research Unit of Cantabria (World Health Organization Collaborating Centre, Spain) working on research projects granted by different private and public research institutions for over seven years; initially as a Predoctoral Fellow and as a Postdoctoral Researcher and clinical psychologist on a later stage. She also worked at the University of Tilburg (The Netherlands) as a postdoctoral researcher carrying out research about multicultural and mental health issues, and since 2015 as a Senior Human Factors Specialist for Lloyd’s Register of Shipping in the Strategic Research and Technology Policy Group (Southampton, UK). Prior to joining the WMU she was working as a freelance consultant and a research fellow of the Schumacher Institute in the field of maritime human factors and sociotechnical systems.

She is a chartered member (CPsychol) of the British Psychological Society (BPS), qualified psychologist by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), member of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors (CIEHF), and member of the Women International Shipping and Trade Association (WISTA).

Dr Carrera compiles 15 years of relevant experience in different fields with great passion for the maritime industry, maritime psychology, human behaviour, wellbeing and safety related aspects.

Dr. Maria Carrera-Arce (Ph.D, MsC, CPsychol) joined WMU as a Research Associate in 2019. She graduated in 1999 with an MSc in Psychology from the University of Deusto (Bilbao, Spain). In 2005 she completed her PhD (University of Cantabria, Spain), and she also holds a master’s degree in Research Methodology and Statistics (University of Barcelona, Spain, 2006) and specialized in Clinical Psychology (The Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, Spain, 2010). More recently she completed a PGCert in Applied Ergonomics & Human Factors (University of Nottingham, UK, 2018). Dr Carrera began her career as a researcher at the Social Psychiatry Research Unit of Cantabria (World Health Organization Collaborating Centre, Spain) working on research projects granted by different private and public research institutions for over seven years; initially as a Predoctoral Fellow and as a Postdoctoral Researcher and clinical psychologist on a later stage. She also worked at the University of Tilburg (The Netherlands) as a postdoctoral researcher carrying out research about multicultural and mental health issues, and since 2015 as a Senior Human Factors Specialist for Lloyd’s Register of Shipping in the Strategic Research and Technology Policy Group (Southampton, UK). Prior to joining the WMU she was working as a freelance consultant and a research fellow of the Schumacher Institute in the field of maritime human factors and sociotechnical systems.

She is a chartered member (CPsychol) of the British Psychological Society (BPS), qualified psychologist by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), member of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors (CIEHF), and member of the Women International Shipping and Trade Association (WISTA).

Dr Carrera compiles 15 years of relevant experience in different fields with great passion for the maritime industry, maritime psychology, human behaviour, wellbeing and safety related aspects.

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