“New technology, new ways of work – do we also need new visual ergonomics practice?” at TAVRP, the Tasmanian Association of Rehabilitation Providers, Dark Side of Rehab 2 Symposium, Hobart, Australia.
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 Past President of the HFESA. Other roles I have held previously within the HFESA include NSW Branch Chair, Professional Development Coordinator (NSW Branch) and Federal Board Director.
I hold the following appointments:
• Chair – 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 2018:
“Visual Ergonomics in Control Rooms – An Example of Creativity in Practice” at the International Ergonomics Association Triennial Congress, Florence, Italy.
“Visual Ergonomics Lighting Workshop, at the International Ergonomics Association Triennial Congress, Florence, Italy.
Previous seminars and conferences from the past few years:
“Journal club – a sustainable professional development model for the HFESA” oral presentation at the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA) 2017 Annual Conference, Wollongong, Australia.
“Making ergonomics sexy for non-ergonomists” poster at the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA) 2017 Annual Conference, Wollongong, Australia.