“What every ergonomist needs to know about blue light” at Knowledge Through Networking & Sharing (KTNS) 2018, Human Factors & Ergonomics Society of Australia (VIC branch), Melbourne, 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:
“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
Previous seminars and conferences from the past few years:
“New work practices create new challenges for vision and posture” at the Australian Physiotherapy Association Momentum2017 Conference, Sydney, Australia.
“Making ergonomics sexy for non-ergonomists” poster at the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA) 2017 Annual Conference, Wollongong, Australia.