Jonathan Davy

 Dr. Jonathan Davy

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Dr Jonathan Davy is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Human Kinetics and Ergonomics at Rhodes University. Having completed his undergraduate studies at Rhodes University, where he majored in Human Kinetics and Ergonomics and Organisational Psychology, he completed his Honours, Masters and Doctoral studies in Human Kinetics and Ergonomics, graduating with his PhD in 2016. Since 2012, he has assisted with teaching and learning in the HKE department and was appointed as a lecturer  in 2017 and promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2022. Additionally, Dr Davy coordinated and implemented various Community Engagement projects with the local Makhanda community through the HKE department, mainly aimed at providing support around the implementation of Physical Education or Strength and Conditioning Programs in local schools and community sports teams.  Along with Andrew Todd and Ben Ryan, Dr Davy was awarded the Vice Chancellor's Distinguished Community Engagement award in 2019, in recognition of his contribution through Community Engagement. His research interests focus on understanding how sleep-wake behaviour is affected by various systemic demands in different contexts, including aviation, healthcare, adolescents at school and the railway industry and how to optimise sleep-wake behaviour to limit the effects of fatigue in these contexts. Apart from his roles within the academic part of the University, Dr Davy was a house warden in Guy Butler in Nelson Mandela Hall between 2009 and 20221. He is also  currently the president of  the Ergonomics Society of South Africa and the editor for the society's journal, Ergonomics SA, while also fulfilling the role of Chair for Communications and Public Relations for the International Ergonomics Association.

Dr JP Davy Curriculum Vitae

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Google Scholar citations: https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=NoOB82sAAAAJ&hl=en 

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jonathan_Davy

ResearcherID: K-1305-2013  

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7529-5590

Journal papers (peer reviewed and published in subsidy earning journals)

Davy J.P., Todd, A.I., Metson, G.S. & Thatcher, A. Designing a greywater treatment system in a highly adaptive urban environment: An E/HF observational analysis. Urban Water Journal. (under review).

Karine Scheuermaier; Francesc-Xavier Gomez-Olive; Candice J Christie; Jonathan P Davy; Stella Iacovides; Raphaella Lewis; Gosia Lipinska; Dale E Rae; Laura Roden; Swantje Wells; Johanna Roche. Abruptly ceasing physical activity during the COVID-19 lockdown is associated with worse sleep and mental health status. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (under review).

Lewis, R., Roden, L.C., Scheuermaier, K., Gomez-Olive, F.X., Rae, D.E., Iacovides, S., Bentley, A., Davy, J.P., Christie, C.J., Zschernack, S. and Roche, J., Vulnerability of South Africans with self-reported insomnia to changes in sleep, depression and anxiety symptoms during lockdown measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Sleep Research (under review).

Qureshi SM, Buckley, K and Davy, JP. The Barriers and Enablers to Support the Early Career Academics and Professionals – Revisiting Discussions from IEA2015, IEA2018 and IEA202. WORK (in press).

Campbell, B. C., Davy, J. P., Pote, L., & Christie, C. J. (2022). The effect of time of day on adolescent fast bowling performance: A pilot study. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 17479541221080630.

Lewis R, Roden LC, Scheuermaier K, Gomez-Olive FX, Rae DE, Iacovides S, Bentley A, Davy JP, Christie CJ, Zschernack S, Roche J, Lipinska G. The Impact of Sleep, Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour on Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety Before and During the COVID- 19 Pandemic. Scientific Reports 11, 24059. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-02021-8. (IF: 4.379)

Davy JP, Scheuermaier K, Roden LC, Christie CJ, Bentley A, Gomez-Olive FX, Iacovides S, Lewis R, Lipinska G, Roche J, Todd A, Zschernack S, Rae DE. Effects of the COVID-19 lockdown on routine-oriented lifestyle behaviours and symptoms of depression, anxiety and insomnia in South Africa. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. Ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2020-0863 (IF: 1,993)

McEwan. K, Davy, J & Christie, CJ. (2020) Get sleep or get stumped: sleep behaviour in elite South African cricket players during competition, Journal of Sports Sciences, DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2020.1776928. (IF: 2.597)

Pote, L., Proctor, S., McEwan, K., Davy, J. P., & Christie, C. J. (2019). The impact of a fast bowling spell on physiological, perceptual and performance responses in non-elite cricketers. South African Journal of Sports Medicine, 31(1), 1-5.

Davy, J.P, & Goebel, M. (2017). The effects of extended nap periods on cognitive, physiological and subjective responses under simulated night shift conditions. Chronobiology International, 35:2, 169-187, DOI: 10.1080/07420528.2017.1391277. (IF:2.562 – Google Scholar citations: 7; Scopus citations: 6)

Steenekamp, T. & Davy, J.P. (2014). The effects of partial sleep restriction on biomechanical, physiological, and perceptual responses during an early morning treadmill run. Journal for Community Health Sciences, 9; 1, 21-33. (Non-subsidy earning – invited to submit).

Davy, J.P. (2014). Good sleep, good health and good performance. It’s obvious. Or is it? The importance of education programmes in general fatigue management. Ergonomics SA, 26; 1, 64-73. ISSN number 10 10 27 28. (Google scholar citations: 5)

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. (IF: 2.19 - Google scholar citations: 17; Scopus: 8).

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 SA, 25; 1, 52-68. (Google Scholar citations: 2).

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. (Subsidy earning).

Book chapters

Dagliana, G., Todd, A., Mulissa, Z., Albolino, S., Davy, J. (2021). From theory to real world, implementation science. Textbook of Patient Safety and Clinical Risk Management. Ed. Donaldson, L., Ricciardi, W., Sheridan, S., & Tartaglia, R. Springer International Publishing. 10.1007/978-3-030-59403-9.

Davy, J., Todd, A., Dobson, R., Quazi, T., Ndlovu, P., & Alfers, L. (2021). Reflections on experiences working alongside informal traders at Warwick Junction in Durban: a human factors and ergonomics perspective. Challenging the Apartheids of Knowledge in Higher Education through Social Innovation, 267.

Peer reviewed publications in conference proceedings (full papers)

Davy, J., Rasetsoke, D., Todd, A., Quazi, T., Ndlovu, P., Dobson, R., & Alfers, L. (2018, August). Analyses of Time Use in Informal Economy Workers Reveals Long Work Hours, Inadequate Rest and Time Poverty. In Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (pp. 415-424). Springer, Cham. (Google scholar citations: 1).

Davy, J., Weaver, K., Todd, A., & Paphitis, S. (2018, August). “Ergonomics on the Ground”: A Case Study of Service Learning in Ergonomics Education. In Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (pp. 693-702). Springer, Cham. (Google scholar citations: 1).

Davy, J., Gomes, J. O., Volosiuk, A., Jana, A., Ray, G., Ganguli, A. K., ... & Todd, A. (2018, August). The BRICS plus Network: A Historical Overview and Future Perspectives of the Network’s Role in Human Factors and Ergonomics. In Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (pp. 647-656). Springer, Cham. (Google scholar citations: 3; Scopus: 1).

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

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. (2009). The impact of a flexible 1 hour nap on the adaptation of novice shift workers during a 3 day night shift schedule. Proceedings of ESSA 2009: The 11th Conference of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

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.

Peer reviewed conference abstracts and presentations International conferences

Todd, A., Nel, R., Redman, C., Blair., D and Davy, J.P. (2021). Methodological challenges and opportunities for MSD research and prevention in informal work: a South African perspective. International Ergonomics Association Triennial Congress; Vancouver, Canada.

Todd, A & Davy., J.P. (2021). Community engagement in HFE education to promote the values of HFE and social justice. International Ergonomics Association Triennial Congress; Vancouver, Canada.

Card, J., Todd, A & Davy., J.P. (2021). Understanding the perceived systemic challenges to high quality care delivery in South African primary healthcare facilities: a case study from Sarah Baartman district. International Ergonomics Association Triennial Congress; Vancouver, Canada. (Accepted).

McEwan, K. Davy, J.P. & Christie, C. (2019). Sleep behaviours of elite South African cricket players during a home and away tour, for both One-day International and Twenty20 series. Proceedings of the 6th World Congress of Science and Medicine in Cricket; Loughborough University,      United                  Kingdom.       (https://cricketcongress2019.lboro.ac.uk/wp- content/uploads/2019/07/Final-Book.pdf).

Campbell, B. Christie, C. & Davy, J.P. (2019). A pilot study to investigate the time of day effects on perceptual, physical and performance indicators of adolescent fast bowlers. Proceedings of the 6th World Congress of Science and Medicine in Cricket; Loughborough University, United Kingdom.      (https://cricketcongress2019.lboro.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Final- Book.pdf).

Davy, J.P., Volosiuk, A., Gomes, J.O., Jana, A., Ganguli, A.K., Ray, G., Zhang, W., & Todd, A. (2018). The BRICSplus Network; a historical overview and future perspectives of the networks role in Human Factors and Ergonomics. IEA Congress 2018. Florence, Italy.

Davy, J.P., Todd, A.I., Weaver, K., Paphitis, SA (2018). Ergonomics on the ground”: a case study of service learning in ergonomics education. IEA Congress 2018. Florence, Italy.

Davy, J.P. & Rasetsoke, D., Todd, A., Quazi, T., 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. IEA Congress 2018. Florence, Italy.

Davy, J.P. (2017). Understanding the systemic drivers, challenges and effects of working time; an example from the informal economy in South Africa. 5th International Conference of ABERGO 1st IEA / BRICSplus Network Conference, Porto Alegre, Brazil

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 delivered at the 5th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, Krakow, Poland July 2014.

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. 

Local conferences

Blair, D., Todd, A. Dobson, R. Ndlovu P., Quazi T & Davy J.P. (2019). Activity analysis of cardboard collectors at Warwick Junction: an exploratory study. 4th African Symposium on Human Factors and Aviation Safety and 14th Ergonomics Society of South Africa conference. Durban, South Africa.

Card, J. Agar, S., Todd, A. & Davy, J.P. (2019). Ergonomics approach to understanding perceived barriers to the provision of high-quality healthcare. 4th African Symposium on Human Factors and Aviation Safety and 14th Ergonomics Society of South Africa conference. Durban, South Africa.

Davy, J.P., Dlepu, P. Mandondo, N. & Zschernack, S. (2019). A story of incompatibilities: an ergonomist’s view of sleep in adolescents and the impact of how schooling systems are designed. 4th African Symposium on Human Factors and Aviation Safety and 14th Ergonomics Society of South Africa conference. Durban, South Africa.

Davy, J.P. (2018). Managing fatigue in aviation: it’s about the system. South African Sleep Health Symposium 2018. Sports Science Institute of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa (Keynote address).

Davy, J.P. & Todd A.I. (2018). On inhloko, imphepho and carboard- examples of everyday resilience in the informal economy at Warwick Junction in Durban. Community Engagement and Social Innovation Symposium, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.

Davy, J.P. & Goebel, M. (2016). The effects of protected sleep periods on cognitive, physiological and subjective responses under simulated night shift conditions. Paper delivered at the 12th Ergonomics of Society of Southern Africa conference; Cape Town, South Africa.

Pretorius, L & Davy J.P. (2016). The effects of a brief nap opportunity during the first night shift in a laboratory setting. Paper delivered at the 12th Ergonomics of Society of Southern Africa conference; Cape Town, South Africa.

Millar, M., Boshoff, D. & Davy, J.P. (2016). Time of day effects on strength expression during work simulation tasks. Paper delivered at the 12th Ergonomics of Society of Southern Africa conference; Cape Town, South Africa.

Voogt, T. & Davy, J.P. (2016). The effects of different night shift start times on selected physiological, cognitive and subjective responses. Paper delivered at the 12th Ergonomics of Society of Southern Africa conference; Cape Town, South Africa.

Munro, C. and Edwards, D., Steenekamp, T & Davy, J.P., (2016). The effects of partial sleep restriction on biomechanical, physiological and perceptual responses during a cycling time trial. Paper delivered at the Life Through Movement Student Conference: Johannesburg, South Africa.

Steenekamp, T., Christie, C. & Davy, J.P. (2016). Sleep/wake behaviour of cyclists on the nights preceding the Tsogo Sun Amashova® race. Paper delivered at the Life Through Movement Student Conference: Johannesburg, South Africa.

Davy, J.P. (2015). Coping with fatigue in aviation. Workshop delivered at the Second African Symposium on Human Factors and Aviation. Cape Town, South Africa.

Davy, J.P. (2015). The Joza Physical Education Pilot Project: engaging with the community through movement. Paper delivered at the Community Engaged Learning Symposium: Grahamstown, South Africa.

Nellemann, S. & Davy, J.P. (2014). The effects of cycling at a submaximal speed on selected cognitive performance variables. Paper delivered at the Life Through Movement Student Conference: Cape Town, South Africa.

Steenekamp, T. & Davy, J.P. (2014). The effects of partial sleep restriction on biomechanical, physiological, and perceptual responses during an early morning treadmill run. Paper delivered at the Life Through Movement Student Conference: Cape Town, South Africa.

Davy, J.P. & Goebel, M. (2014). An overview of the circadian and shift work-related research in the Department of Human Kinetics and Ergonomics at Rhodes University. Paper delivered at the Airwaves Conference: a meeting of the South African Sleep Medicine Association: Durban, South Africa.

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. (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. (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.

 

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