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Jonathan Davy

 Dr. Jonathan Davy

Contact Details

Work: 0027 (0)46 603 7369

Fax: 0027 (0)46 603 8934

Email: j.davy@ru.ac.za

Mr Davy completed his undergraduate studies in the Department of Human Kinetics and Ergonomics and Organisational Psychology. He then completed an Honours and Masters in Ergonomics. He recently completed and has submitted his doctorate, focused specifically on identifying novel countermeasures to the performance decrements associated with working at night. He also has a keen interest in understanding the effects of sleep on physical and sporting performance as well as the health and ethical issues surrounding the use of commercially available supplementation. He is currently a contracted lecturer in the Department, where he is responsible for the day to day running of the Practical and Tutorial System, while also coordinating the Community Engagement and Consultancy activities along with senior academic staff and postgraduate students.

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Steenekamp, T. and Davy, J.P. (2014). The effects of partial sleep restriction on biomechanical, physiological and perceptual responses during an early morning treadmill run. Journal of Community Health Sciences, 9 (1).

Davy, J.P. (2011). An introductory overview of the 20th International Symposium on Shift work and Working time: research opportunities for South Africa. Ergonomics SA, Vol 23, No 1. ISSN number 10 10 27 28.

Davy, J.P, & Goebel, M. (2013).The effects of a self-selected nap opportunity on psychophysiological, performance and subjective measures during a simulated industrial night shift regimen. Ergonomics, 56:2, 220-234.

Huysamen, K.C., Goebel, M. & Davy, J.P. (2013). The effects of different types of cognitive tasks in conjunction with circadian regulation on heart rate variability and performance variability. Ergonomics Journal of South Africa, 25; 1, 52-68.

Davy, J.P. (2014). Good sleep, good health and good performance. It’s obvious. Or is it?Ergonomics SA. ISSN number 10 10 27 28. (Under review)

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS IN CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS (Full papers)

Davy, J.P. & Zschernack, S. (2007). A physiological and perceptual comparison of single and combination tasks. Proceedings of ESSA 2007: The 10th Conference of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa, Durban, South Africa. 68-76.

Davy, J.P., Goebel, M. & Lombard, W. (2011). A comparison between nap and booster break interventions to cope with fatigue during night shift work. Human Factors in Organisation Design and Management X Volume 1, p301-306. Grahamstown, South Africa. IEA Press. ISBN:0-9768143-4-X.

Davy, J.P., Goebel, M, & Lombard, W. (2011). Challenges of assessing the psychophysiological effects of working at night. Human Factors in Organisation Design and Management X Volume 1, p395-400. Grahamstown, South Africa. IEA Press. ISBN:0-9768143-4-X.

PEER REVIEWED CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS (Abstracts only)

Davy, J.P. & Goebel, M. (2011). The effects of self-selected nap opportunity during simulated night shift work” was published in a book of abstracts as well. Paper delivered at the 20th International Symposium on Shift work and Working Time: Stockholm; Sweden. Details are as follows: Shift work International Newsletter, SIN Volume 25. ISBN 0265-5357.

Davy, J.P. (2011).Night shift work: the current status and a critical reflection on challenges and best research practices. Paper delivered at the 3rd annual Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference; Rhodes University.

Davy, J.P. & Goebel, M. (2013). Warming up to the night; exploring a novel shift system design to ease the transition into night shift work. Paper delivered at the 5th annual Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference; Rhodes University.

Davy, J.P. & Goebel, M. (2014). Napping and a staggered, “tag-team” shift system design as a means of combating the difficulties associated with working the night shift. Paper delivered at the 1st South African Symposium on Human Factors and Aviation; Johannesburg; South Africa.

Davy, J.P. & Goebel, M. (2014). Innovative shift ergonomics interventions to reduce the performance decrements associated with night shift work; a laboratory-based investigation. Paper to be delivered at the 5th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, Krakow, Poland July 2014.

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