Welcome to the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of New Zealand Ergonomics

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of New Zealand (HFESNZ)

This web site will help you understand what the science of Human Factors and Ergonomics involves, and how they can be successfully applied in all aspects of society. This site provides resource materials, and information about the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of New Zealand (HFESNZ). The site also provides information about local and international events of interest, certified practitioners and information on how you can join and contribute to a growing industry in New Zealand.


Thank you

Thank you to all who attended and presented at the 2014 Conference.

Thank you to all the organisations that supported our conference.

Conference Papers

Conference papers and presentation materials are listed below: 


[click the presenters name to open the link]

Craig Atkinson

Don’t tell me-Show me: Design for improved learning outcomes in the construction sector

Kirsten Bendix Olsen 

Work Environment Practitioners'  Assessment of ACC’s WSMP Programme in Relation to its Programme Theory

Verna Blewett 

Ergonomics from research to practice

Frank Darby 

Office Space Design: A Perspective Respectful of Neuroscience

Paul Dickinson 

Principles of Motion Economy: Some Concerns, and Opportunites to Retain Movement in Work

Marion Edwin 

Fishing for information: Scoping for opportunities to prevent musculoskeletal disorders on New Zealand’s large fishing vessels

Nicola Green 

A Multi-Level Analysis of Telework Adoption and Outcomes within Organisations following a Natural Disaster

Stephen Legg 

Could Multiple Mild Stressors Impair Air Flight Safety?

Hamish Mackie 


Designing Community Streets to Optimise Usability and Public Health outcomes

Grant Mawston 

Effects of a Clinical intervention on Postural Stability, Trunk Anfle and Bending Moments during Reaching and Lifting

Richard Parker 

Teleoperation and Robotics for Forestry

Gillian Sommerville 

Human Factors Integration –  Applying it to the Real World

Soraya Souames 

Human Factors & Ergonomics in France and New Zealand;

A Perspective from a French OSH Professional

Alex Stedman 

Transport in the 21st Century – impact and added value from Human Factors

Clare Tedestedt George 

New Forms of Vulnerability: The Trucking Industry in New Zealand


The Hot Spot - What is happening in the NZ Ergonomics and Human Factors Scene 

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What are the rules? There are only 4 rules at the moment:

  • keep it current,
  • keep it NZ,
  • keep it HF&E
  • no private advertising.

What is relevent? It can be research papers currently in print. New ergonomics or HF initiatives recently adopted by Business. Awards given to some of our Ergonomics Students - anything along these lines.



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    Sunday, August 19, 2012
Nordic Ergonomics and Human Factors Society Annual Conference