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Nicola’s résumé

Qualifications

2011 - Bachelor of Arts (Business Psychology), Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

1997 - Advanced Certificate in Occupational Health Physiotherapy, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England Diploma of Physiotherapy

1992 - Otago Polytechnic School of Physiotherapy, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Industry Experience

More than ten years experience as a consultant Occupational Health Physiotherapist and Ergonomist in New Zealand. This includes extensive experience in ergonomics analysis, workplace assessments, hazard identification, hazard management, user testing, workplace education and training, injury management and case management liaison in a variety of work environments including:

  • Carpet manufacturing
  • Electronics manufacturing
  • Farming
  • Medical centres
  • Supermarkets
  • Banking
  • Airports
  • Call centres
  • Clothing and drape manufacturing
  • Public service areas
  • Distribution centres
  • Clerical settings

Ergonomics project examples

  • Product picking in distribution centres
  • Artificial insemination of turkeys
  • User trial for new office product
  • Finishing area of a yarn maker for carpets
  • Drape production
  • Electronics manufacturing (several collaborative projects in this area that have been part of a larger engineering change process)
  • X-ray machine loading at an airport
  • Customer service representative’s area at an information centre
  • Belonging check area at a public facility
  • Consultant for design of workstations at new offices

Training

  • Extensive experience in providing training within organisations covering all aspects of the prevention and management of workplace discomfort and injury.
  • Contracted to ACC Injury Prevention to deliver the Discomfort, Pain and Injury Programme in 2006 to 2010.

Research

  • Ergonomics research in electronics manufacturing
  • Ergonomics research for a global software company. This includes the provision of best practice guidelines based on the literature and relevant legislation.

Publications

  • Green, N. (2002) Investigating attitudes to manual handling and implications for workplace recommendations, Putting Research to Work: Proceedings of the 11th Conference of the New Zealand Ergonomics Society, 14-15 November, Wellington
  • Green, N. (2008) Ergonomics and furniture selection, Health & Safety Guide, Issue 49, p 24, Multimedia Publishing: Christchurch
  • Green, N (2009) Self-reported reduced productivity as a way to promote the uptake of health and safety initiatives for computer users, Ergonomics for the Ageing Population: Proceedings of the 15th Conference of the New Zealand Ergonomics Society, 27-28 May, Martinborough
  • 2007 Safeguard July/ August edition, p 18. This is a report of a project initiative that was a finalist in the occupational health category of the NZ Workplace Health and Safety Awards 2007. ‘X-ray machine loading at an airport’

Professional Registration

New Zealand Physiotherapy Board Registration number - 70-05200

Annual Practising Certificate - Current

Professional Membership

New Zealand Ergonomics Society

New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists and the Occupational Health Special Interest Group


Tina's Resumé

Qualifications

Post Graduate -
Certificate in Occupational Health 2006 Otago

Under Graduate -
1993-1996.1 Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand

Industry Experience

More than four years working for Ergonomics, Work & Health Ltd with a variety of Christchurch companies for worksite assessments, injury management, return to work programmes, injury prevention, and training.

Training

  • Extensive experience in providing training within organisations covering the prevention and management of workplace discomfort and injury.
  • Has completed training from the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute in Pilates Class Instruction.

Professional Registration

  • New Zealand Physiotherapy Board Registration - 70-06333
  • Annual Practising Certificate - Current

Professional Membership

New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists and the Occupational Health Special Interest Group

Ongoing Education

Currently enrolled in the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Paper at AUT as part of the Post Graduate Diploma.