Dr. Alison Godwin is an assistant professor in the School of Human Kinetics at Laurentian University. Her research interests include the use of virtual ergonomics for reducing musculoskeletal risk for workers and athletes. She has published many articles in the area of line-of-sight investigations for underground mining machinery and continues to work with industry on the successful implementation of secondary viewing aids and collision avoidance systems.
She has an ongoing interest to improve the success of ergonomic intervention through proactive computer analysis of humans interacting in a virtual environment.
- BSc Kinesiology (cum laude)
- MSc Human Development
- PhD Exercise Science
- Line of sight investigations on underground equipment
- Ergonomic evaluation of industrial equipment
- Eye tracking studies in industrial locations
- Three-dimensional kinematic and kinetic analysis of working postures
- Sport biomechanics and ergonomics
- Validation of the ISO 5006-1 in computer simulation
- OUA Nordic Skiing Coach of the Year (2012)
- Why vehicle design matters: Exploring the link between line-of-sight, driving posture and risk factors for injury
- Functional data analysis as a means of evaluating individual variability in kinematic and kinetic waveforms
- Using visibility tools in Classic JACK to assess line-of-sight issues associated with the operation of mobile equipment
- Line-of-sight associated with incidences of high postural loading in lift-truck drivers while entering a trailer to pick-up a load.
- Using virtual computer analysis to evaluate the potential use of a camera intervention on industrial machines with line-of-sight impairments.