Professor Mark Boocock PhD, MSc, BA(Hons), MCIEHF, Eur.Erg., CNZHFE

Auckland University of Technology


Mark is a Professor in the School of Clinical Sciences at Auckland University of Technology (AUT). He leads the Ergonomics and Human Factors Group in the Health and Rehabilitation Research Institute (HRRI) and is Co-Director of the Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research (COHSR). Prior to joining AUT, Mark was a senior research scientist in ergonomics at the Health and Safety Laboratory, an agency of the Health and Safety Executive in the UK. Mark undertakes research and consultancy, with a focus on the prevention and management of work-related musculoskeletal disorders and ergonomic interventions. He has expertise in ergonomic risk assessment, manual handling, work-related upper limb disorders, including biomechanical, psychophysical, physiological and human movement analysis.  He has worked in a number of industry and services sectors, including manufacturing, retail, transport, health services and mining, and has provided expert witness support to accident and injury investigations. Mark has worked on national and international research projects, including the development of New Zealand guidelines on working with computers and was the UK representative on International (ISO) and European (CEN) Safety Standards for human physical strength, working postures and manual handling.  Mark has been an Adjunct Professor and Visiting Fellow at the School of Public Health and Social Work, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia, and spent time working alongside Dutch colleagues at the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) on work-related upper extremity risk assessment methods and intervention approaches. Mark is a Director of HRRI, which provides a state-of-the-art laboratory utilising a range of lab and field-based equipment, measuring physical and physiological variables. Mark teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate papers in occupational health and safety, and is the paper leader for Health Ergonomics.  He contributes to national and international organisations through his work as a committee member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of New Zealand (HFESNZ), and special interest group of the International Commission of Occupational Health. He has published over 250 research publications.

HASANZ Registered
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of New Zealand
  • Certified NZ Human Factors and Ergonomics Professional (CNZHFE)
    Professional Member, Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF)
    Member, European Ergonomics Society (Eur. Erg.)
    Member of the International Commission on Occupational Heal
  • PhD (Health Sciences)
    MSc in Applied Statistics
    BA (Hons) Human Movement Studies

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