The Centre for Ergonomics and Human Factors has a strong research focus on the roles of psychosocial hazards and occupational stress in the aetiology of musculoskeletal disorders and of various other workplace health or performance problems.

The research program is characterised by a broad, socio-technical systems approach to assessing and managing workplace health and safety risks stemming from:

  • the physical, cognitive and emotional demands of work performance
  • design of workstations and related equipment, including computer software
  • psychosocial and physical characteristics of the workplace environment
  • the broader community context including socioeconomic and cultural factors.

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