Dr Joanne Crawford

Senior Consultant Ergonomist

Dr Crawford is a Chartered Ergonomist and Human Factors specialist and a Fellow of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors.  

Joanne has a BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences, an MSc (Eng) in Work Design and Ergonomics and a Ph.D. from the Robens Centre for Occupational Health, University of Surrey. 

Joanne has worked in research and consulting for much of her career.  She was a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham; firstly in the Industrial Ergonomics Group (1993-2001) and secondly at the Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (2001-2007).  During this latter period she was the Programme Director for the MSc in Occupational Health.

From her research experience, Joanne has been involved in research projects and consultancies examining the occurrence and management of musculoskeletal disorders including back pain and upper limb disorders at national and European level.  She has also been involved in a number of product safety cases establishing the human force requirements that can cause equipment failure.


Musculoskeletal injury or disorders, human force and strength data in relation to product safety


  • Senior Consultant Ergonomist
  • Office: +44 (0) 131 449 8037
  • Mobile: +44 (0) 7890 728813
  • Email: joanne.crawford@iom-world.org
  • Mail Address: IOM, Research Avenue North, Riccarton, Edinburgh EH14 4AP