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Miriam Mattison

Contact details:

Email: m.mattison@ru.ac.za

‌Phone: +27 (0)46 603 8468

Fax: +27 (0)46 603 8934

Department of Human Kinetics and Ergonomics
Rhodes University                                                                            

P.O. Box 94, 6140 Grahamstown, South Afric

Biography

Miriam Mattison began in 1996 with her undergraduate studies in what was then still known as the Human Movement Studies Department here at Rhodes. In 1999 she completed her BSc degree with Human Kinetics and Ergonomics as one of her majors, followed by an Honours degree in the same department the following year.

After spending two years in the ‘working world’ she returned to Rhodes University to complete a Masters degree in Ergonomics in 2004. In her MSc thesis she investigated the effectiveness of an ergonomics intervention by employing a combination of field and laboratory research. For this project she subsequently also won the K.U.Smith Student Paper Award presented by the International Ergonomics Association. She is currently employed as a Junior Lecturer in the HKE department, teaching Pure and Functional Anatomy and Data Analysis. She is also the first year course coordinator. Between her teaching commitments she conducts research in the area of musculoskeletal disorders prevalent in South African industries and is studying towards a Post-Graduate diploma in Higher Education.

Journal Articles

Lee, L. and Mattison, M. (2012). The effects of task familiarity on performance and strain during a self-paced lifting and lowering task. Ergonomics SA 24(2): 31-43.

Hopley, B. and Mattison, M. (2013). The effects of posture and cognitive information processing from different sensory modalities on perceived musculoskeletal discomfort and work performance. Ergonomics SA 25(2): 12-21.

Ross, N.A. & Mattison, M.C. (2016). Comparing fatigue responses between healthy individuals and asymptomatic low back pain sufferers - implications for return-to-work: a pilot study. Ergonomics SA (accepted for publication).

King, J. & Mattison, M.C. (under review). An Exploration of the Effects of Cycle Time and Force Variations on Muscle Fatigue during Submaximal Intermittent Isometric Exertions. Ergonomics SA.

Conference Porceedings

Mattison, M.C. & Bassey-Duke, E.M. (2015). The importance of combined field and laboratory research for effective ergonomics interventions – an example from the citrus industry in South Africa. Proceedings of the 19th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA2015). Melbourne, Australia, 9-14 August 2015.

King, J.A. & Mattison, M.C. (2016). An exploration of the effects of cycle time and force variations on muscle fatigue during submaximal intermittent isometric exertions. Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa, 29-30 August 2016 (ISBN: 978-0-620-72607-8).

Nel, C., Goebel, M. & Mattison, M.C. (2016). Differences in muscle fatigue responses between static, dynamic and quasi-static exertions. Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa, 29-30 August 2016 (ISBN: 978-0-620-72607-8).

Patterson, L. & Mattison, M.C. (2016). A comparison of muscular fatigue responses in continuous submaximal static and dynamic exertions. Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa, 29-30 August 2016 (ISBN: 978-0-620-72607-8).

Ross, N.A., Mattison, M.C. & Todd, A.I. (2016). An investigation into the interaction effects of concurrent physical and cognitive task execution on performance, movement quality and perceptual responses. Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa, 29-30 August 2016 (ISBN: 978-0-620-72607-8).

Conference & Workshop Presentations:

Ross, N. & Mattison, M.C. (2013). Comparing healthy individuals and asymptomatic low back pain sufferers - Implications for Return-to-Work: A pilot study. Oral presentation held at the Eight International Conference on Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (PREMUS), Busan, Korea, 8-11 July 2013.

Parsons, S. & Mattison, M.C. (2014). A comparative study assessing the anthropometric and physiological profiles of senior male Eastern Cape rowers (sub-elite) and the South African senior male rowers (elite). Oral Presentation at the Life Through Movement International Conference (LTMIC2014). Cape Town, South Africa, 10-13 September 2014.

Ross, N.A. & Mattison, M.C. (2014). An investigation into the interaction effects of concurrent physical and cognitive task execution on human responses. Oral Presentation at the 6th Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference. Grahamstown, South Africa, 8-10 October 2014.

Bassey-Duke, E.M. & Mattison, M.C. (2014). A Comparison of the Standard Citrus Harvesting Bag to Two Newly Designed Harvesting Bags: Productivity, RPE and Worker Acceptance. Oral presentation at the 6th Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference. Grahamstown, South Africa, 8-10 October 2014.

Parsons, S. & Mattison, M.C. (2014). A comparative study assessing the anthropometric and physiological profiles of senior male Eastern Cape rowers (sub-elite) and the South African senior male rowers (elite). Oral Presentation at the Life Through Movement International Conference (LTMIC2014). Cape Town, South Africa, 10-13 September 2014.

Ross, N.A. & Mattison, M.C. (2014). An investigation into the interaction effects of concurrent physical and cognitive task execution on human responses. Oral Presentation at the 6th Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference. Grahamstown, South Africa, 8-10 October 2014.

Bassey-Duke, E.M. & Mattison, M.C. (2014). A Comparison of the Standard Citrus Harvesting Bag to Two Newly Designed Harvesting Bags: Productivity, RPE and Worker Acceptance. Oral presentation at the 6th Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference. Grahamstown, South Africa, 8-10 October 2014.

Mattison, M.C. (2017). Overview of Ergonomics and Benefits of Ergonomics. Ergonomics Workshop held by the Department of Labour, NHLS, Johannesburg, South Africa, 19 February 2016.

Mattison, M.C. (2017). Practical approach to ergonomics risk assessment and selection of controls. Ergonomics Workshop held by the Department of Labour, NHLS, Johannesburg, South Africa, 19 February 2016.

King, J.A. & Mattison, M.C. (2016). An exploration of the effects of cycle time and force variations on muscle fatigue during submaximal intermittent isometric exertions. Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa, 29-30 August 2016 (ISBN: 978-0-620-72607-8).

Nel, C., Goebel, M. & Mattison, M.C. (2016). Differences in muscle fatigue responses between static, dynamic and quasi-static exertions. Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa, 29-30 August 2016 (ISBN: 978-0-620-72607-8).

Patterson, L. & Mattison, M.C. (2016). A comparison of muscular fatigue responses in continuous submaximal static and dynamic exertions. Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa, 29-30 August 2016 (ISBN: 978-0-620-72607-8).

Ross, N.A., Mattison, M.C. & Todd, A.I. (2016). An investigation into the interaction effects of concurrent physical and cognitive task execution on performance, movement quality and perceptual responses. Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa, 29-30 August 2016 (ISBN: 978-0-620-72607-8).

Mattison, M.C. (2017). A Practical Approach to Ergonomics Risk Assessment. Ergonomics Workshop held by the Department of Labour, NHLS, Johannesburg, South Africa, 27 January 2017.

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