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Dr. Natalia Simonova

Dr. Natalia Simonova
Professor and Head of Psychology Department
Psychology Department
Northern (Arctic) Federal University
Russian Federation

Biography :

She was born on November 9, 1969 in the city of Novosibirsk (father - military, mother - doctor). In 1986 she graduated from high school in Arkhangelsk. In 1992 she received a diploma in mathematics, physics and informatics from the Pomeranian State University; in 1995 received a diploma in practical psychology. In 1996 she defended her Ph.D. in Biology "Psychological aspects of life support for workers of oil and gas prospecting expeditions in the extreme conditions of the Arctic Circle". From 1995 to 2000 she worked as a teacher at the Department of Psychology at the Arkhangelsk Regional Institute of Retraining and Advanced Training of Educators; from 2001 to 2009 she worked as an assosiate professor at the Psychology Department of Pomor State University, and since 2009 she headed this department. In 2011, MSU defended her doctoral dissertation in the field of psychology "Psychological analysis of professional activities of specialists of the oil-producing complex: the example of shift work in the Far North." From 2016 to the present time he works as a professor at the Psychology Department at the Northern (Arctic) Federal University. She is the head and the executor of grants of the Russian humanitarian scientific fund, the expert of the Russian scientific fund, a member of the Russian psychological society, a member of a society of engineers-oil workers (SPE). Head of the thematic network "Work in the Arctic" at the University of the Arctic. Took part in the development of ISO standard "Arctic operations". The author of more than 200 publications, of these, 11 books, 4 – in journals indexed in Web of Science, 14 - in journals indexed in Scopus). She is married and has 2 children born in 1993 and 2003.

Research Interest :

Psychology and psychohygiene of labor in the Arctic; adaptation to the conditions of the Far North, occupational health during shift work organization forms, northern stress, mathematical and statistical methods in psychology, psychodiagnostics.