Alison Godwin

Alison Godwin

Associate Professor

School of Human Kinetics
Health
B242, B.F.Avery Physical Education Centre Sudbury Campus

Biography

Dr. Alison Godwin is an assistant professor in the School of Human Kinetics at Laurentian University. Her research interests include the use of virtual ergonomics for reducing musculoskeletal risk for workers and athletes. She has published many articles in the area of line-of-sight investigations for underground mining machinery and continues to work with industry on the successful implementation of secondary viewing aids and collision avoidance systems.

She has an ongoing interest to improve the success of ergonomic intervention through proactive computer analysis of humans interacting in a virtual environment.

Education

  • BSc Kinesiology (cum laude)
  • MSc Human Development
  • PhD Exercise Science

Research

  • Line of sight investigations on underground equipment
  • Ergonomic evaluation of industrial equipment
  • Eye tracking studies in industrial locations
  • Three-dimensional kinematic and kinetic analysis of working postures
  • Sport biomechanics and ergonomics
  • Validation of the ISO 5006-1 in computer simulation

Awards

  • OUA Nordic Skiing Coach of the Year (2012)