Work with thought leaders and academic experts in human factors ergonomics

Companies can greatly benefit from collaborating with academic researchers in the field of Human Factors and Ergonomics. These experts can provide valuable insights and solutions to enhance product design, improve user experience, and optimize workplace safety. By working with a Human Factors and Ergonomics researcher, companies can gain a competitive edge by ensuring their products are user-friendly, efficient, and safe. Researchers can conduct usability studies, analyze user behavior, and provide recommendations for design improvements. They can also help companies identify and mitigate potential ergonomic risks in the workplace, reducing the likelihood of injuries and improving employee well-being. Additionally, academic researchers can contribute to the development of industry standards and guidelines, ensuring companies stay up-to-date with the latest best practices in Human Factors and Ergonomics.

Experts on NotedSource with backgrounds in human factors ergonomics include Ryan Howell, Luke Connelly, Mark Ryan, Jacqueline Strenio, and Christophe Schinckus.

Luke Connelly

Professor of Health Economics, The University of Queensland, CBEH
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Health economics
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
Human Factors and Ergonomics
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Luke Connelly is Professor of Health Economics at the Centre for the Business and Economics of Health. He also holds a Professorial appointment (part-time) at The University of Bologna, to which he was appointed in 2017 via the Italian “Direct Call” ([link]( process. In 2019 he was appointed as Honorary Professor at The University of Sydney. His main interests are in health economics and insurance economics and the effects of institutions (including legal constructs) on incentives and behaviour. He has also worked in other fields of applied microeconomics, including education economics and transport economics. His publications include papers in *Review of Income and Wealth*, *Health Economics*, *Journal of Health Economics*, *Journal of Risk and Insurance*, *Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance*, *Accident Analysis and Prevention*, *Journal of Law and Medicine*, *Journal of Clinical Epidemiology*, *European Journal of Health Economics*, *International Journal of Health Economics and Finance*, *Social Science and Medicine*, *Economic Papers*, *Economic Analysis and Policy*, *Journal of Transport Economics and Policy*, *Labour Economics*, *Economics and Human Biology* as well as in a range of clinical journals, including *Lancet*. Luke has served on a number of public committees including the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC), which advises the Australian Minister for Health on the safety, efficacy, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of new and extant listings on Australia's Medicare Benefits Schedule. He has extensive service on other public committees and taskforces as well as extensive teaching and consulting engagements with industry. Over his career he has been a chief investigator on research grants and contracts totalling more than $67m. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of European Journal of Health Economics and the International Journal on Environmental Research and Public Health. He is a member of the International Health Economics Association's Arrow Awards Committee, which awards an annual prize in honour of Nobel Laureate Kenneth Arrow for the best paper in the field. He is currently Guest Editor (with Christophe Courbage) on a Special Issue of the Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance on Insurance and Emerging Health Risks. His current research interests include health service innovations to improve the health of people with chronic kidney disease(CKD). Ongoing interests include the economics of disability and insurance, compensable injury compensation schemes, and the determinants of health. Luke enjoys and has considerable experience teaching economics and health economics at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. In 2014 he was awarded the School of Economics Distinguished Teaching Award for his teaching on UQ's Master of Health Economics Program. In July 2016 and July 2019 he also taught summer schools in Health Economics and the Economics of Insurance at The University of Lucerne, Switzerland. Over the past 10 years he has been a chief investigator on grants totalling more than $70m.

Jacqueline Strenio

Economist with expertise in gender and economic pedagogy
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feminist economics
intimate partner violence
health economics
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I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at Norwich University. My research and teaching interests are in feminist economics, health, public policy, and economic pedagogy. My current research focuses on violence against women and girls, including public space sexual harassment and intimate partner violence. My research emphasizes that such violence not only constrains a person’s capability for life and bodily health but can also result in other significant unfreedoms including deprivation of the capability for economic well-being. Recent publications on these topics have appeared in the journal *Feminist Economics*, the *Handbook of Interpersonal Violence and Abuse Across the Lifespan*, and *The Routledge Handbook of Feminist Economics*.   I earned my M.S. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Utah and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Colorado, Boulder. I also hold a Higher Education Teaching Specialist (HETS) designation and am committed to implementing more effective, research-backed practices in her classrooms and encouraging diversity in economics education more broadly. I have published on the necessity of plurality and innovation in economics education, with articles on teaching appearing in *The International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education*, *The Review of Political Economy,* and the *Journal of Economics Education*. At Norwich University, I teach Health Economics and Policy, Public Finance, Economics of Race and Gender in the 20th Century, Principles of Microeconomics, and The Structure and Operation of the World Economy.

Example human factors ergonomics projects

How can companies collaborate more effectively with researchers, experts, and thought leaders to make progress on human factors ergonomics?

Product Design Optimization

A Human Factors and Ergonomics researcher can collaborate with a company to optimize the design of their products. By conducting user studies, analyzing user feedback, and applying ergonomic principles, the researcher can identify areas for improvement and suggest design modifications that enhance usability and user satisfaction.

Workplace Safety Assessment

Companies can collaborate with Human Factors and Ergonomics researchers to assess workplace safety. The researcher can analyze workstations, equipment, and workflows to identify potential ergonomic risks and recommend ergonomic interventions. This collaboration can help reduce the risk of work-related injuries and improve employee well-being.

User Experience Evaluation

Human Factors and Ergonomics researchers can evaluate the user experience of a company's products or services. Through usability testing, user surveys, and user behavior analysis, the researcher can provide valuable insights into how to improve the user interface, interaction design, and overall user satisfaction.

Training and Education Programs

Collaborating with academic researchers in Human Factors and Ergonomics can help companies develop effective training and education programs. Researchers can apply their expertise to design training materials, assess training effectiveness, and provide recommendations for optimizing learning experiences.

Human-Machine Interaction Design

Companies can benefit from collaborating with Human Factors and Ergonomics researchers to improve the design of human-machine interfaces. By applying principles of cognitive ergonomics and user-centered design, researchers can help create intuitive and efficient interfaces that enhance user performance and reduce errors.