Mary Brooks

Professor Emerita


Related Information

Rowe School of Business

Phone: 902-494-1825
Fax: 902-494-1107
Mailing Address: 
Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building
6100 University Ave, PO Box 15000,
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2



  • PhD (Wales)
  • MBA (Dalhousie)
  • BOT (McGill)

Selected Awards and Honours

  • 2012  Brooks, M.R., S.M. Puckett, D.A. Hensher & A. Sammons, Understanding Mode Choice Decisions: A Study of Australian Freight Shippers, published in Maritime Economics and Logistics. Winner of the Korea Association of Maritime Industries prize at the International Association of Maritime Economists conference in Taipei, Taiwan, September 2012.
  • 2006  Women's Executive Network: Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada
  • 2005-2006  A. Gordon Archibald Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2005  Canada-US Fulbright Scholar

Selected Publications

  • Revisiting port governance and port reform: A multi-country examination. Brooks, M.R., Cullinane, K.P.B. & Pallis, A.A. Research in Transportation Business & Management, 22, 1-10  (2017)
  • A new direction or stay the course? Canada’s port-specific challenges in addressing the port reform program of the 1990s. Brooks, M.R. Research in Transportation Business and Management, 22, 161-170  (2017)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.rtbm.2016.08.002 Available online:
  • Developing an instrument to assess seaport effectiveness in service delivery. Schellinck, T. & Brooks, M.R. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, 19(2), 143-157  (2016)
  • Port investment and container shipping markets (DP 2014-03) Brooks, M.R., Pallis, T. & Perkins, S. Paris: OECD International Transport Forum, April  (2014)
  • Developing short sea shipping in South America – Looking beyond traditional perspectives Brooks, M.R., Sánchez, R. & Wilmsmeier, G. Ocean Yearbook 28, 495-525  (2014)