Sue has a passion for designing workplaces so that it ‘works’ for people. She has a pragmatic approach for solving workplace discomfort or design issues that comes from her understanding of the combination of risk factors affecting comfort, safety and performance within each unique work system.
Her background as a physiotherapist ensures that Sue has a thorough understanding of body mechanics and causation of discomfort. She found that when patients returned to workplaces with sub-optimal set-ups, their discomfort continued. This sparked her interest in injury prevention and resulted in her gaining post-grad qualifications as an ergonomist in 2002. While studying, Sue spent 16 years as a health and safety team member in a large DHB where she was the Safer Handling Programme Lead.
Sue currently has her own human factors/ergonomics consultancy business based in Christchurch and has considerable experience in workplace evaluations in rail, manufacturing, warehousing, construction, offices and healthcare within small to large enterprises.
Sue is committed to ongoing professional development and regularly attends local, national and international events as both an attendee and presenter. She is a confident speaker and conveys messages in an engaging and meaningful way. Sue's approach to workplace evaluations, regardless of industry, is practical, user-focussed and principle-based.
- Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of New Zealand
- Manual Handling Association of New Zealand
Physiotherapy New Zealand
NZ Institute of Safety Management (Affiliate Member)
Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors UK (Associate)
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Ergonomics
Advanced Diploma in Physiotherapy (Orthopaedic Manual Therapy)
Diploma of Physiotherapy