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

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

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.

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.

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.

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 PUBLICATIONS (Abstracts only)

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., 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. & 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. (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. (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). 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. (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.

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.

 

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