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School of Clinical Sciences
North Shore Campus
A11, 90 Akoranga Drive, Northcote
Auckland 0627, NZ
PhD (Health Ergonomics)
BSc (Hons) Health Science
Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy
Fiona Trevelyan is a Senior Lecturer in the School’s Health and Rehabilitation Research Institute at AUT. Originally a physiotherapist, Fiona specialised in musculoskeletal and neurological rehabilitation before developing an interest in human factors and ergonomics. After completing an MSc (Ergonomics) at Loughborough University she worked within an NHS Trust to design and implement their moving and handling strategy. Fiona was the lead researcher on a project to evaluate and implement an ergonomics intervention aimed at reducing back pain amongst nurses. Since returning to NZ, Fiona has worked at AUT and been involved in research projects concerned with the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders, workplace analysis and gradual process disorders. She set up the Postgraduate Certificate in Rehabilitation specialising in Moving and Handling in 2014, leads the Organisational Ergonomics Concepts of Moving and Handling paper and contributes to the teaching on the undergraduate Therapeutic Touch paper.
Research interests include the evaluation of physical and psychosocial musculoskeletal risk factors present in the workplace that impact the health and wellbeing of the workforce. More specifically, research interests concern the evaluation of ergonomics and human factors present in and relevant to the health care sector with particular interest in acute hospital and aged residential care sectors. Research has focussed on the evaluation of risk associated with moving and handling with findings used to inform health care strategy and recommendations made to reduce exposure to the identified risks among the workforce. Further research interests include utilisation of the participatory ergonomics and the identification of factors that constitute an effective ergonomics intervention.
September 7-9, 2016
Member of the Ergonomics and Human Factors Group awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence in 2016