Faculty of Engineering

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Sarah Atkinson

Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Engineering



Dr Sarah Atkinson is a Senior Research Fellow in Ergonomics with 20 years experience in conducting ergonomics research. She is a registered Member of the Ergonomics Society, holds an MSc in Human Factors and a BSc in Applied Consumer Sciences. Prior to joining the IOE she worked within the Health and Safety Ergonomics Unit and the Vibration, Biomechanics and Noise Research Group at Loughborough University where she worked on a number of research projects including the investigation of root causes of accidents in the construction industry, usage and effects on performance of prescribed medication in the working population and long term vibration exposure for vehicle operators. Sarah has worked with the National Patient Safety Agency on a number of health related projects, including managing a project to identify how the design of care environments affect patient safety using a structured analytical approach, with the potential for identifying design principles for safe design of GP surgeries and community hospitals. Sarah worked with MATCH: Multidisciplinary Assessment of Technology Centre for Healthcare, a research collaboration between five leading UK universities in healthcare technology assessment, and a cohort of industrial partners. Sarah is Principle Investigator on PEGASO, an EU funded project which aims to promote healthy lifestyles and food awareness among teenagers through games and technology.

Sarah is a member of the Human Factors Research Group.

Selected Publications

  • ATKINSON, S., 2012. Display screen equipment: standards and regulation. In: CHEN, J., CRANTON, W. and FIHN, M., eds., Handbook of Visual Display Technology Springer. 203-213
  • HASLAM, R.A., HIDE, S.A, GIBB, A.G.F., GYI, D.E., PAVITT, T., ATKINSON, S. AND DUFF, A.R, 2005. ''Contributing factors in construction accidents'' Applied Ergonomics. 36, 401-415
  • GIBB, A, HIDE, S, HASLAM, R and HASTINGS, S, 2001. Identifying Root Causes Of Construction Accidents - Discussion
  • Causal factors in Construction Accidents HSE Books.

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