David Goble PhD
HKE at the PE Ironman
CSA Research Team
Khulasande Media Launch
HKE welcomes new Post Doctoral Fellow
Labour inspectors receive Postgraduate Certificates in Ergonomics
Date Released : 09/12/2016The first group of participants of the Ergonomics short course, developed by the HKE Department, who had successfully completed the course earlier this year, received their Postgraduate Certificate in Ergonomics ...
Mfuzo Boxing Club Initiative
Date Released : 09/12/2016This year has seen the beginning of a new relationship between the Department of Human Kinetics and Ergonomics and the Mfuzo Boxing Club.
2016 ESSA Conference
Date Released : 03/11/2016The 12th Conference of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa was held at the Steenberg Estate in Cape Town on 29 and 30 August 2016.
Date Released : 03/11/2016The 2016 Life Through Movement International Conference, held at the University of Pretoria between 6-8 October 2016
Local Soccer Development
Yashin Naidoo breaks SA Record
Date Released : 05/02/2016Yashin Naidoo, archer, recently shot his way to another South African record at the Eric Parker Championships held in Durban on the 30th and 31st January, hosted by the Kings Park Archery Club.
HKE bids Professor Matthias Goebel Farewell
Date Released : 29/01/2016Professor Goebel arrived in Grahamstown in 2006, fresh from a wintry Berlin, to take up the position as Professor and Head of Department, on the retirement of Professors Pat Scott and Jack Charteris.
HKE hosts College and DSG
Date Released : 29/01/2016Grade 11 Life Orientation classes from DSG and St Andrew's College came into the HKE Department to experience "hands on" anatomy.
2016 New Staff
Date Released : 29/01/2016A number of our postgraduates have been selected for Teaching Assistanceships in the department for 2016.
Professor Christie in San Antonio
Date Released : 24/11/2015Professor Candice Christie, head of department, was recently invited to evaluate research conducted by the US Air Force based in San Antonio.
PhD Scholar David Goble wins Best Oral Presentation at SASMA 2015
Date Released : 27/10/2015PhD scholar in the department, David Goble, won the Best Presentation award at the 2015 edition of the South African Sports Medicine Association's annual international conference. Held in Sandton, Johannesburg, at the Sandton Convention Centre, HKE was represented by David, Lee Pote, Stacy Nelleman, Jessie Pearson, Robert Jones and Matthew Clark.
From UCT to Rhodes
Date Released : 19/10/2015Professor Julia Goedecke and James Brown (PhD) visited the Human Kinetics and Ergonomics department from the Exercise Science and Sports Medicine Department at UCT (Sports Science Institute of South Africa) to present on a number of research areas central to their fields of interest and expertise.
Postgraduate Publication and Best Paper Awards
Date Released : 16/10/2015Vice-Chancellor Dr Sizwe Mabizela honoured postgraduate students from Rhodes University who had published journal articles and/or who had won conference awards (i.e. best paper award) in the past 12 months.
Ben Ryan Appointed as Temporary Lecturer
Date Released : 07/10/2015HKE staff welcome Ben Ryan, current MSc scholar, as temporary lecturer in the department, effective immediately.
Zandi talks Aeroplane Safety
Date Released : 05/10/2015Zandile Hoyi, MSc scholar in the department, recently attended the Applied Human Factors and Aviation conference in Cape Town. The only student presenter, her presentation was entitled: “The alertness of pilots during semi-automated flights”. Read on for more…
Jonathan Davy awarded Best Paper at Aviation Conference
Date Released : 05/10/2015Jonathan Davy attended the Second African Symposium on Human Factors and Aviation Safety, which was held in Cape Town between the 7th and 11th of September at the Protea Fire and Ice hotel in the centre of Cape Town. The theme of this year’s conference was “From talking to doing safety” and offered the opportunity for members of the African aviation industry to network with academics and other researchers to explore how mutual efforts in combining research rigor with operational experience can improve safety performance in the industry.
Honours Research: Shannon Proctor
Date Released : 29/09/2015For her Honours mini-research project, Shannon Proctor investigated the effects of fast bowling in cricket on fatigue in the lower extremities.
Associate Professor Candice Christie
Date Released : 29/09/2015It is with great pride and excitement that HKE announces the award of Associate Professor received by Candice Christie in September 2015.
HKE hosts Dr Miranda Armstrong
Date Released : 21/09/2015HKE recently hosted Dr Miranda Armstrong, who is based in the Cancer Epidemiology Unit of the Nuffield Department of Population Health and the University of Oxford.
HKE represented at ASSAf Young Scientists' Conference 2015
Date Released : 21/09/2015The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) together with TWAS-ROSSA (The World Academy of Science- The Regional Offices for Sub-Saharan Africa) hosted the 2015 Young Scientists’ Conference in Johannesburg from 16 – 18 September.
HKE rep[resented at 19th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association
Date Released : 17/08/2015Prof Matthias Goebel, Dr. Swantje Zschernack and Miriam Mattison attended the 19th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association in Melbourne, Australia from 9-14 August 2015.
Andrew Todd elected chair of International Committee
Date Released : 17/08/2015Mr Todd has been elected as Chair of the International Development Standing Committee (IDC) of the International Ergonomics Association for a three year term.
NRF Free-standing / Scarce Skills / Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowships Call for 2016
Date Released : 23/07/2015The National Research Foundation (NRF) in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) are pleased to announce the call for scholarship applications for 2016.
HKE represented at International Conference of Critical Health Psychology
Date Released : 07/07/2015The Biennial Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology takes place from July 12 - 15 in Grahamstown, South Africa, hosted by Rhodes University.
2016 Applications for Rhodes University Post-Doctoral Fellowships
Date Released : 06/07/2015Interested individuals who hold or will have completed a PhD by the end of 2015 are invited to apply.
International Movement and Nutrition Society Conference
Date Released : 29/06/2015Dr Janet Viljoen received Rhodes Travel&Subsistence funding to attend this conference which took place from 12 - 14 June in Regensburg, Germany.
Dr Christie awarded HELTASA TAU Fellowship (2015/2016)
Date Released : 29/06/2015The Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of SA (HELTASA) recently awarded Dr Christie a 'Teaching Advancement in Universities' (TAU) Fellowship.
Post-graduate Certificate in Ergonomics
Date Released : 08/06/2015An exciting development is the launch of the brand new Post-graduate Certificate in Ergonomics.
Justin McDougall awarded MSc with distinction
Date Released : 14/05/2015"The impact of three different footwear conditions on individual biomechanical, physiological and psychophysical responses during running" had Justin recruit individuals to run either barefoot, in cushioned running shoes or in minimal footwear.
Robert Jones awarded Erasmus Mundus Mobility Grant
Date Released : 04/05/2015HKE PhD scholar, Rob Jones, has been awarded a scholarship that will see him complete six months of his degree at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic.
Wishing Tyrone Douglas Well
Date Released : 20/04/2015Tyrone Douglas has been Technical Officer in the department for the past six and a half years. He leaves us in May 2015 - read more about the exciting plans he has.
Elizabeth Bassey-Duke receives MSc with Dinstinction
Date Released : 15/04/2015Elizabeth received her MSc in 2015 with distinction. Read more about her research here.
HKE celebrates 2015 Graduands
Date Released : 10/04/2015HKE celebrated a very successful 2015 graduation. With graduates in the Science, Social Science, Humanities and Commerce faculties it is a busy time for staff, who supported HKE candidates at no fewer than five of the six ceremonies this year.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION OPEN FOR ASHFAS 2015
Date Released : 03/03/2015Abstract submissions are invited for the 2nd annual African Symposium on Human Factors and Aviation, to be held in Cape Town from 7 - 11 September 2015.
Dr Zschernack in Shanghai
Date Released : 08/04/2015Dr Swantje Zschernack, currently on sabbatical at Tongji University in Shanghai, China, recently presented at an interdisciplinary consortium.
HKE at World Conference of Science and Medicine in Cricket 2015
Date Released : 25/03/2015Dr Candice Christie along with PhD scholars David Goble and Lee Pote travelled to Australia in MArch 2015 to attend the World conference of Science and Medicine in Cricket (WCSM) held in Sydney.
WELCOME TO ALL STUDENTS IN 2015
Date Released : 11/02/2015Whether a returning student or a new first year student, a hearty welcome back to HKE in 2015!
ESSA Professional Affairs Board Charter
Date Released : 11/02/2015The PAB charter was accepted at the ESSA AGM, thus bringing the PAB into existence and heralding the start of the Certification process for professional Ergonomists. Finer details will be worked on in due course, but those who have graduated with degree in HKE can submit their applications for certification as of 26 November 2014. The PAB is chaired by Professor Matthias Goebel, and he is ably assisted by Dr Swantje Zschernack from Rhodes University and Mr Jan-Ryno Smith of Ergonomics Technologies (ErgoTech).
Ergonomics Society of South Africa AGM Report
Date Released : 11/02/2015Members of ESSA converged in Gauteng recently for a workshop and the Annual General Meeting of the society. In reflecting on the past 6 years of his tenure as Chair, Andrew Todd reminded those present of the strategic aims the committee set in place on 6 November 2009:
About the Ergonomics Society of South Africa
Date Released : 11/02/2015All students undertaking a degree in Human Kinetics and Ergonomics are welcome and encouraged to become members of the professional society (ESSA).
HKE teaches Montessori scholars about Human Body
Date Released : 24/02/2015Masters students recently rose to the challenge and hosted an excited class of scholars from the local Timlin Montessori school.
HKE Represented at International Cricket Statistics Meeting in Australia
Date Released : 16/02/2015Dr Candice Christie has been asked to present South African cricket injury statistics at a meeting of international role-players prior to the International Conference of Science and Medicine in Cricket.
New ESSA Committee
Date Released : 11/02/2015A new committee was elected at the Ergonomics Society of South Africa’s AGM held at the University of the Witwatersrand on 26 November 2014.
HKE Lecturer wins prestigious Vice Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award 2014
Date Released : 13/02/2015Mr Andrew Todd, Senior Lecturer in the Human Kinetics and Ergonomics Department was awarded the VC's Distinguished Teaching Award at the Science Graduation ceremony in April 2014.
ERGONOMICS SOCIETY OF SA COMMITTEE
A new committee was elected at the Ergonomics Society of South Africa’s AGM held at the University of the Witwatersrand on 26 November 2014. Professor Andrew Thatcher, professor of Industrial Organisational Psychology at WITS University, was elected as Chair and we wish him well as he takes the reins from Mr Andrew Todd. Professor Thatcher will be ably assisted by committee members: Ms Jessica Hutchings, Ms Sally Lombaert, Ms Sma Ngcamu, Mr Jonathan Davy and Professor Simeon Davies. Professor Matthias Goebel (Chair), Dr Swantje Zschernack and Mr Jan-Ryno Smith will continue as members of the Professional Affairs Board.
The outgoing committee was thanked for their valuable contribution made to ESSA and to Ergonomics in South Africa, with particular gratitude to Mr Andrew Todd for his personal dedication to the society.
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Recent achievements amongst the HKE staff cohort:
- Dr Swantje Zschernack - has been offered a fully funded sabbatical exchange to teach at Shongji University in Shanghai, China. Dr Zschernack will be in Shanghai between March and June 2015. We look forward to her report back!
- Mr Andrew Todd - has been asked to sit on an International Ergonomics Association sub-committee.
- Dr Candice Christie - who received a long-service award for 15 years at Rhodes in 2015.
- Mr Jonathan Davy - elected as Secretary/Treasurer of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa.
- Mrs Miriam Mattison - awarded a Claude Leon scholarship for her upcoming sabbatical period in the second half of the year.
- Dr Janet Viljoen - awarded a second year of her Rhodes University Post-Doctoral Fellowship for 2015.
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