Daniella Simas Medeiros
Daniella Simas Medeiros is a Master's student in Sociology at Memorial University of Newfoundland, working under the supervision of Dr. Rose Ricciardelli and Dr. Nicole Power. Daniella graduated from York University in 2013 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology, and a general certificate in Law and Society. During her time at York University, she had the pleasure of working as a Research Assistant for Dr. Ricciardelli in projects involving correctional officers. Furthermore, she has had experience working in the Federal Government of Canada. These work experiences led to her strong interest in policy and correctional officers within the context of occupational health. Her current thesis topic focuses on the health and wellbeing of correctional officers (COs) who work in provincial institutions. She is interested in exploring how the correctional workplace shapes the health-related experiences of COs, and whether correctional policies are serving their current and emerging needs.