M.Sc. and B.Sc. (Hons) in Human Kinetics and Ergonomics
Kirsten is a researcher on the ROBOMATE project funded by the European Union and is currently completing her PhD in Industrial Ergonomics. The project aims at developing an industrial exoskeleton to assist with manual handling tasks, where her research is focused on human robotic interaction. She obtained her M.Sc. and B.Sc. (Hons) in Human Kinetics and Ergonomics from Rhodes University in South Africa. Her areas of focus include: ergonomics, human-robotic interaction, human movement science, biomechanics, mental fatigue, shift work and cognitive workload.
When she is not in the office researching, she is enjoying the outdoors and seeking a new challenge which normally involves adventure racing, triathlon, hiking and windsurfing.