IRSST - Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail

Samantha Vila / Research Professional

Ph.D. Sociology, joint program at Université de Montréal and Aix-Marseille Université; M.Sc. Sociology, Université de Montréal

Samantha Vila

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Samantha Vila has been a scientific professional at the IRSST since 2021. She holds a jointly supervised Ph.D. in sociology from Université de Montréal and Aix-Marseille Université (France) obtained in March 2021. Her thesis topic, which she has been researching since 2014, concerned Quebec restaurant workers’ perceptions of justice and emotional reactions. Her research interests at the IRSST relate to psychological health in the workplace (including workplace wellness), the social determinants of health, psychosocial factors, and perceptions of justice in the workplace. Her research focuses on sustainable prevention, occupational health and safety (OHS), and workers’ return to and retention at work. Her methodological approach is essentially mixed as she has in-depth knowledge of quantitative (e.g., descriptive statistics, multilevel analysis) and qualitative (e.g., ethnography, focus groups, case studies) methods.


  • Psychological health in the workplace and workplace wellness
  • Social determinants of health
  • Psychosocial factors
  • Social inequality and the labour market
  • Organizational justice and perceptions of justice in the workplace
  • Return to work and retention at work of employees with a psychological or physical health problem
  • Hospitality sector
  • Mixed methodology (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Longitudinal analysis

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