Andrew Todd

e-mail: a.todd@ru.ac.za

Phone: +27 (0)46 6038469

Fax: +27 (0)46 603 8934

Department of Human Kinetics and Ergonomics?Rhodes University

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

Biography                                                  

Mr Andrew Todd completed his Master of Science degree in Ergonomics in the HKE department in 2001 (Project Title: Selected Physiological and Psychophysical Responses of Infantry Males and Females Marching Under Varying Combinations of Speed, Load and Gradient).

He is currently a senior lecturer in the Department of Human Kinetics and Ergonomics, where he lectures across a variety of areas, including biomechanics, as well as integration and application at an undergraduate level, and complex systems at a postgraduate level. He is also the coordinator of the community engagement program in the department, including the service-learning modules. His main research interests lie in using an understanding of human kinetics and ergonomics to promote equity of opportunity in sport for all South Africans through collaborating closely with community partners. In particular, he is working in the areas of football, rugby, boxing and netball research. He is also passionate about the application of human factors and ergonomics tools and methods within the local Makhanda context and how these can be used to support the development of sustainable solutions to local problems. This includes working in areas such as healthcare, waste management, informal economy and sports management.

 

Professional Involvement

Andrew is heavily involved in professional development, both locally and internationally. Andrew is a former president of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa (ESSA) and ErgoAfrica (the network of African Ergonomics Associations). He is currently serving as the treasurer for ESSA and as chair of international development for ErgoAfrica. Andrew is also currently the chair of the international development standing committee for the International Ergonomics Association. He also served on the department of employment and labour technical committee for the development of ergonomics regulations in South Africa.

 

Special Awards:

The 2013 Vice-Chancellors Distinguished Teaching Award

The 2019 Vice-Chancellors Distinguished Community Engagement Award

 

 

Papers in refereed journals and papers published in conference proceedings

 

Dagliana G, Albolino S, Mulissa Z, Davy J and Todd A (2020). From theory to real world integration: implementation science and beyond. In Donaldson, Ricciardi, Sheridan & Tartaglia (eds). Textbook of Patient Safety and Clinical Risk Management. Springer (ISBN: 978-3-030-59402-2)

Thatcher A, and Todd A (2019). HFE in Underdeveloped Countries: How Do We Facilitate Equitable, Egalitarian, and Respectful Progress? In Roscoe: Advancing Diversity Inclusion and Social Justice Through Human Systems Engineering. Taylor and Francis. (ISBN: 9780429425905)

Agar S, and Todd A (2019). An evaluation of the safety culture of healthcare providers at the “front-line” in government clinics. 14th ESSA conference, Durban,  27th-29th August. (ISBN: 978-0-620-83712-5)

Blair D, Todd A, Dobson R, Ndlovu P, Quazi T and Davy J (2019). Activity analysis of cardboard collectors at Warwick junction: an exploratory study. 14th ESSA conference, Durban,  27th-29th August. (ISBN: 978-0-620-83712-5)

Card J, Agar S, Davy J, and Todd A (2019). Ergonomics approach to understanding perceived barriers to the provision of high-quality healthcare. 14th ESSA conference, Durban,  27th-29th August. (ISBN: 978-0-620-83712-5)

Le Grange S, and Todd A (2019). Work Domain Analysis: strengthening the embedding process in sport delivery systems. 14th ESSA conference, Durban,  27th-29th August. (ISBN: 978-0-620-83712-5)

Redman C, and Todd A (2019). Community perceptions and expectations of the quality of household solid waste management in Makana Municipality. 14th ESSA conference, Durban,  27th-29th August. (ISBN: 978-0-620-83712-5)

Ryan B, and Todd A (2019). The use of Cognitive Work Analysis (CWA) to identify constraints and affordances: A case study of grassroots football administration in South Africa. 14th ESSA conference, Durban,  27th-29th August. (ISBN: 978-0-620-83712-5)

 

Davy J, Gomes J, Volosiuk A, Ray G, Ganguli A, Zhang W and Todd A (2018). BRICSplus network – a historical overview and future perspectives of the network’s role in human factors and ergonomics. In S. Bagnara et al. (Eds.): IEA 2018, AISC 821, pp. 647–656. (https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96080-7_78)

Davy J, Rasetsoke D, Todd A, Quazi R, Ndlovu P, Dobson R and Alfers L (2018). Analyses of time use in informal economy workers reveals long work hours, inadequate rest and time poverty. In S. Bagnara et al. (Eds.): IEA 2018, AISC 819, pp. 415–424. (https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96089-0_45)

Davy J, Weaver K, Todd A and Paphitis S (2018). “Ergonomics on the ground”: A case study of service learning in ergonomics education. In S. Bagnara et al. (Eds.): IEA 2018, AISC 826, pp. 693–702. (https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96065-4_73)

Searle H and Todd A (2018) Networks and cities in a dynamic society. In S. Bagnara et al. (Eds.): IEA 2018, AISC 825, pp. 841–850. (https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96068-5_90)

Thatcher A, Waterson P, Todd A and Moray N (2018). State of Science: Ergonomics and Global Issues. Ergonomics, 61(2):197-213. (https://doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2017.1398845)

Todd A (2018). Matching New Ergonomics Regulations to Stakeholder Competence in South Africa. In S. Bagnara et al. (Eds.): IEA 2018, AISC 820, pp. 478–483. (https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96083-8_62)

Thatcher A, Waterson P, Todd A and Yeow P (2018). The way forward for human factors/ergonomics and sustainability. In S. Bagnara et al. (Eds.): IEA 2018, AISC 825, pp. 616–625. (https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96068-5_67)

Thatcher A, Waterson P, Todd A and Moray N (2018). State of Science: Ergonomics and Global Issues. Ergonomics, 61(2):197-213.

Phairah K, Brink M, Chirwa P and Todd A (2016). Operator work-related musculoskeletal disorders during forwarding operations in South Africa: An ergonomics assessment. Southern forests, published on-line.

Jones RI, Ryan B and Todd AI (2015). Muscle fatigue induced by a soccer match-play simulation in amateur Black South African players. Journal of Sports Sciences, 33 (12), 1305-1311.

 

Todd AI (2012). Impact of hand forces and start/stop frequency on physiological responses to three forms of pushing and pulling: A South African perspective. Journal of Work, 41: 1593-1599.

Todd AI (2011). Shaping the future ergonomics landscape of South Africa: A co-operative co-responsibility. Ergonomics South Africa, 23 (1): 5 - 8.

Todd AI (2011). Trunk motion characteristics and risk of injury during pushing and pulling tasks. Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management (X), 415-422.

 

Todd AI (2010). The economics of ergonomics: A cost/benefit approach to the successful implementation of ergonomics in South Africa. 49th International Conference on Occupational Risk Management, 7 to 10 September 2010,  Champagne Sports Resort, Central Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

 

Bennett AI, Todd AI and Desai AI (2011). Pushing and pulling, technique and load effects: An electromyographical study. Journal of Work, 38 (3): 291-299.

Todd AI (2009). Distinctive Ergonomics requirements of developing regions: Economic costs and benefits. In Scott (Ed), Ergonomics in Developing Regions. London, CRC Press

 

Todd, AI (2009). The distinctive ergonomics requirements of developing regions – Economic costs and benefits. In: PA Scott (ed.). Ergonomics in developing regions: Needs and Applications. Boca Raton,London, New York: CRC press, 171-184.

Todd AI and Joiner A (2008). The effects of preferred and non-preferred canoe shoulder carriage on lower back spinal kinematics. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 11 (6): 53.

Christie CJ, Todd AI and Brock R (2008). A comparison of the physiological and perceptual responses to preferred and non-preferred shoulder canoe carriage. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 11 (6): 52.

Todd AI (2008). A preliminary investigation of spinal kinematics during sugar cane harvesting. Ergonomics SA, 20 (2): 15 - 26.

Bennett AI, Desai SD, Todd AI and Freeland H (2008). The effects of load and gradient on hand force responses during dynamic pushing and pulling tasks. Ergonomics SA, 20 (1): 2 – 15.

Christie CJ, Todd AI and King GA (2008). Selected physiological responses during batting in a simulated cricket work bout: A pilot study. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 11 (6): 581 - 584.

Todd AI, Bennett AI and Christie CJ (2007). Physical implications of prolonged sitting in a confined posture – a literature review. Ergonomics SA, 19 (2): 7- 22.

Todd AI (2007). A preliminary investigation of spinal kinematics during sugar cane harvesting. Proceedings of the 10th Conference of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa, 21-22 June, Durban, South Africa.

Bennett AI, Freeland H and Todd AI (2007). The effect of load on biomechanical responses during dynamic pushing and pulling tasks. Proceedings of the 10th Conference of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa, 21-22 June, Durban, South Africa.

Desai SD and Todd AI (2007). Biomechanical, physiological and psychophysical responses to level and graded trolley pushing. Proceedings of the 10th Conference of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa, 21-22 June, Durban, South Africa.

Thatcher A and Todd AI (2006). Selected papers from CybErg 2005, the Fourth International Cyberspace Conference on Ergonomics. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 36 (12) 1021-1118.

James JP and Todd AI (2006). Male and female pushing and pulling responses: slip, trip and fall implications. Proceedings of the International Ergonomics Association 2006 Congress, 10-14 July, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Todd AI and Cripwell AM (2006). Cost benefit analysis: Lessons to be learnt from environmental economics. Proceedings of the 9th conference of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa, January, Pretoria, South Africa.

Todd AI (2005). Current trends in research focused on pushing and pulling. Ergonomics South Africa, 17 (2): 42 - 54.

Todd AI (2005). Technical Note: Excerpts from the CyBerg 2005 discussion on pushing and pulling tasks. Ergonomics South Africa, 17 (2): 54 – 58.

Todd AI (2005). The fall of lifting: Current trends in research focused on pushing and pulling. Cyberg 2005: The fourth International Cyberspace conference on Ergonomics, 15 September to 15 October, 2005.

Thatcher A, James J and Todd A (2005). Eds. Proceedings of the Fourth International Cyberspace Conference on Ergonomics, 15 September to 15 October. Johannesburg: The International Ergonomics Association Press.

James JP and Todd AI (2004). Push and pull strength: A comparison of male and female isokinetic and isometric dynamometry responses. Ergonomics Society Annual Conference, 14-16 April, Swansea, United Kingdom.

Todd AI and James JP (2004). Slip, Trip and Fall Hazards in a South African Automotive Plant: Practical Recommendations. Ergonomics Society Annual Conference, 14-16 April, Swansea, United Kingdom.

Christie CJ, Todd AI and Southworth S (2003). The impact of dehydration on heart rate responses and cognitive functioning. Proceedings of the XVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, “Ergonomics in the digital age”, 24-29 August, Seoul, Korea.

James JP and Todd AI (2003). Push-Pull Force Evaluations in an IDC Automotive Industry. Proceedings of the XVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, “Ergonomics in the digital age”, 24-29 August, Seoul, Korea.

Scott PA and Todd AI (2003). The correlation between heart rate and perceptual responses to marching over varying gradients with adjusted loads and speeds. Proceedings of the XVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, “Ergonomics in the digital age”, 24-29 August, Seoul, Korea.

Scott PA, Todd AI, Christie CJ and James JP (2003). Examples and benefits of “low cost” interventions in industrially developing countries (IDCs). Proceedings of the XVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, “Ergonomics in the digital age”, 24-29 August, Seoul, Korea.

King GA, Christie CJ and Todd AI (2002). Effect of protective gear on skin temperature responses and sweat loss during cricket batting activity. South African Journal of Sports Medicine, 9 (2): 30 -35.

Todd AI and Scott PA (2002). Metabolic responses to various combinations of gradient, load and marching speed. Ergonomics SA, 14 (1): 37 – 45.

Christie CJ and Todd AI (2001). Enhancing military efficiency: A South African Perspective. Ergonomics SA, 13 (2): 10-17.

 

 

 

 

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