“Eye protection from blue light” at the Safety Institute of Australia (SIA) National Health & Safety Conference 2019, Sydney, 22-23 May 2019.
I am an optometrist, a Certified Professional Ergonomist and a Certified Generalist OHS Professional. My formal qualifications are a Bachelor of Optometry (Hons), a Master of Safety Science and a PhD.
By combining my academic background with practical optometry and ergonomics experience, I offer a holistic approach to solving vision problems in the workplace. I am typically asked to provide consultancy services investigating visual comfort and visual demands, and have provided these services across a range of industries including retail, health, transport, manufacturing, customer service and control rooms. This video explains how I became interested in visual ergonomics, while this video describes some of my work.
I am an active member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA) and am a member of the NSW Branch committee. Other roles I have held previously within the HFESA include National President, NSW Branch Chair, Professional Development Coordinator (NSW Branch), Chair of the Honours & Awards Committee and Federal Board Director.
I hold the following appointments:
- Vice-President, CIE (Australia) (International Commission on Illumination)
- Committee member – International Ergonomics Association (IEA) Visual Ergonomics Technical Committee
- Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales
- Editorial Board Member of WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation.
- Committee Member Australian Standards Committee SF006 Eye and Face Protection
In 2015 I became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.
Why chose a Certified Professional Ergonomist?
A Certified Professional Ergonomist is recognised by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia as having skills and expertise in ergonomics and human factors. I was awarded Certified Professional Ergonomist status in 2005.
Why chose a Certified Generalist OHS Professional?
A Certified Generalist OHS Professional is recognised by the Safety Institute of Australia as having skills and expertise in occupational health and safety. I was awarded Certified Generalist OHS Professional status in 2015.
Conferences + Seminars.
Here are the conferences and events that I will be speaking at in 2019:
“Lighting for Control Rooms – Not all Control Rooms are the Same” at the IESANZ (The Lighting Society) Light in Focus Conference 2019, Melbourne.
Previous seminars and conferences from the past few years:
“Visual displays and lighting” within the workshop “Critical control rooms for the next generation of operations” at Comms Connect Melbourne, Australia. https://melbourne.comms-connect.com.au/
“The many faces of visual ergonomics – Building an international visual ergonomics network” at the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society of Australia Annual Conference, Perth, Australia.https://www.ergonomics.org.au/conference-information/hfesa-2018-conference