Ergonomics and Human Factors

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The Ergonomics and Human Factors (EHF) research activities are directed towards understanding human characteristics and capabilities and how these factors affect people in their work and at leisure. Led by Associate Professor Mark Boocock, the EHF research team focuses on harmonising work systems and activities of daily living to enhance the health and well-being of individuals, as well as the efficiency, quality and performance of work systems.

The team's research activities focus on the following

  • hazard identification and risk assessment of work-related musculoskeletal disorders 
  • application of biomechanical, physiological and psychosocial measures to assess workplace tasks (e.g. manual handling)
  • implementation of ergonomics intervention strategies
  • product safety assessment and design
  • management of rehabilitation and return-to-work programmes.

Our Aims

  • To improve our understanding of human characteristics and capabilities and how these factors affect people in their work and at leisure.
  • To enhance the health and well-being of individuals, as well as the efficiency, quality and performance of work systems.
  • To develop effective systems and methods for quantifying the risk of musculoskeletal injury.
  • To determine the efficacy of ergonomics interventions in promoting health, wellbeing and performance.

 

Notable Awards

  • 2016 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence - Research Team - Ergonomics and Human Factors Group. 
  • 2016 Health and Environmental Sciences Faculty Research Award - Research Team - Ergonomics and Human Factors Group  
  • 2013 AUT’s Vice Chancellor's Academic Excellence Award, Research Team (Established). Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research 
  • 2013 Faculty of Business and Law. Established Research Team Award.  Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research

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