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Bell, Alison F. Dr

Senior Lecturer

  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • School of Health and Society
  • Associate Member - Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute

Overview


I am passionate about ergonomics, functionality and usability.  My current research is examining the interaction of people over 65 with food and beverage packaging, both in institutional environments and everyday life.

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • My research is in physical ergonomics - always with a user focus.  Understanding how people interact with products, systems and environments.  Ensuring the design of these artefacts and environments promote optimal human performance.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Improving health and safety outcomes in Chilean mine workers: Standardised methods to characterise the social, environmental and cultural factors that influence nutrition and physical activity-related behaviours Fletcher, Holly
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Management of Train Driver Psychosocial Risk Jackson, Janet
    Master of Philosophy -SOC Does the Content, Ability and Time Taken to Open Pre-packaged Food Items Impact Break Time Physical Activity Levels of Foundation and Stage 1 Primary School Children? Stanham, Kim

Keywords


  • Older people, ergonomics & promoting function
    Older people, food packaging and access
  • User-centred design
    Ergonomics
    Maximising human function through ergonomic design

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • My research is in physical ergonomics - always with a user focus.  Understanding how people interact with products, systems and environments.  Ensuring the design of these artefacts and environments promote optimal human performance.

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Improving health and safety outcomes in Chilean mine workers: Standardised methods to characterise the social, environmental and cultural factors that influence nutrition and physical activity-related behaviours Fletcher, Holly
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Management of Train Driver Psychosocial Risk Jackson, Janet
    Master of Philosophy -SOC Does the Content, Ability and Time Taken to Open Pre-packaged Food Items Impact Break Time Physical Activity Levels of Foundation and Stage 1 Primary School Children? Stanham, Kim

Keywords


  • Older people, ergonomics & promoting function
    Older people, food packaging and access
  • User-centred design
    Ergonomics
    Maximising human function through ergonomic design
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