Dr. Kirsten Huysamen
PhD, MSc and BSc (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. Her research involves developing an industrial exoskeleton to assist with manual handling tasks, focusing 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 academic interests include ergonomics, human-robotic interaction, human movement science, biomechanics, mental fatigue, shift work and cognitive workload.
When she is not in the office researching, Kirsten is enjoying the outdoors and seeking a new challenge which normally involves adventure racing, triathlon, hiking and windsurfing.