When one pair isn’t enough: task glasses for the workplace and hobbies. Optometry Australia, National Gallery of Canberra. Conference theme: “Growing your occupational optometry skillset”.
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 have held the following roles: 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:
- Chair, CIE (International Commission on Illumination) TC 3-58, to revise a technical report on the topic of Visual Ergonomics and Digital Device Use.
- 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, and in 2020 was awarded Fellow of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA).
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 2022:
The visual ergonomics of working from home. Optometry Australia, National Gallery of Canberra. Conference theme: “Growing your occupational optometry skillset”.
Previous seminars and conferences from the past few years:
Future-proofing a “Visual Ergonomics and Visual Display Use” technical report for an international audience. Human Factors & Ergonomics Society of Australia, Virtual Conference, 8-9 November 2021.
Visual Ergonomics in a virtual world: Lighting assessments conducted in cyberspace. International Ergonomics Association Triennial Congress. Virtual Conference, based in Vancouver, Canada. 14- 18 June 2021.