Judy Village is a Certified Professional Ergonomist in Canada and the US with 28 years of experience in applied research, consulting and education in ergonomics. She has taught the ergonomics course at UBC since the Occupational Hygiene program began in 1993. She recently completed her PhD in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Ryerson University. Her doctoral work with BlackBerry Ltd focused on finding ways to integrate ergonomics and human factors into design of production assembly lines. Her main contribution was a grounded theory about how ergonomists acclimated and aligned ergonomics to be more engineering-like such that it was seen to contribute to the company’s strategic goals. Her research interests include improving design of workplaces to prevent musculoskeletal injuries, ergonomics regulations, whole body vibration and participatory ergonomics. Ms. Village was formerly on the Board of Directors for the Canadian College for Professional Ergonomists, and is a frequent reviewer for ergonomics journals. She has numerous publications and is frequently an invited speaker at conferences nationally and internationally.
Alexander Graham Bell Scholarship, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
Village, J., Searcy, C., Salustri, F., Neumann, W.P. Design for human factors: A grounded theory. International Journal of Operations and Production Management (Submitted April 11, 2014: submission code: IJOPH-04-2014-0169).
Village, J., Greig, M., Zolfaghari, S., Salustri, F., Neumann, W.P. Adapting engineering design tools to include human factors. IIE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors (Accepted May 2014: Submission code UEHF-2013-0018.RZ).
Village, J., Greig, M., Salustri, F., Neumann, W.P. An ergonomics action research demonstration: Integrating human factors into a production design process. Ergonomics Journal (Resubmitted May 2014: Submission code 2013 0484).
Village, J., Salustri, F., Neumann, W.P. 2013. Cognitive mapping as a tool to align human factors with strategic goals in organizations, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics 43; 304-313.
Village, J., Salustri, F., Neumann, W.P. Cognitive mapping links human factors to corporate strategies. Submitted to European J. of Industrial Engineering (Accepted: Submission code: EJIE-RZ-012-13 EJIE_53794).
Lim, A., Village, J., Salustri, F., Neumann, W.P. 2012 (Apr). Process mapping as a tool for participative integration of human factors into work system design. Submitted to European J. of Industrial Engineering (Accepted: Submission code: EJIE-36603).
Village, J., Greig, M., Salustri, F.A. and Neumann, W.P. 2012. Linking human factors to corporate strategy with cognitive mapping techniques, Work 44: 2776-2780.
Village, J., Trask, C., Chow, Y., Morrison, J.B., Koehoorn, M. and Teschke, K. 2012 (Apr). Assessing whole body vibration exposure for use in epidemiological studies of back injuries: measurements; observations; and self-reports. Ergonomics 55(4): 415-424.
Neumann, P.W. and Village, J. 2012. A framework supporting the process of
integrating HF into work system design. Ergonomics 55(10): 1140-1156.
Koehoorn M, Ostry A, Hossain S, Village J. 2011. Injury risk associated with physical demands and school environment characteristics among a cohort of custodial workers. Ergonomics 54(8):767-775.
Trask, C., Teschke, K., Morrison, J., Village, J., Johnson, P., Koehoom, M. 2010 (July). Using observation and self-report to predict mean, 90th percentile, and cumulative low back muscle activity in heavy industry workers. Ann Occup Hyg, 54(5):595-606.
Village J, Ostry A. 2010 (Oct) Assessing attitudes, beliefs and readiness for musculoskeletal injury prevention in the construction industry. Applied Ergonomics Journal 41(6):771-778.
Van Eerd, D., Cole, D., Irwin, E., Mahood, Q., Keown, K., Theberge, N., Village, J., St. Vincent, M., and Cullen K. 2010 (October). Process and implementation of participatory ergonomic interventions: a systematic review. Ergonomics 53(10):1153-1166.
Trask, C, Teschke, K, Morrison, J, Johnson, P, Village, J, and Koehoorn, M. 2010 (July). EMG estimated mean, peak, and cumulative spinal compression of workers in five heavy industries. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics 40(4):448-454.
Village J, Trask C, Luong N, Chow Y, Johnson P, Koehoorn M, Teschke K. 2009 (May), Development and evaluation of an observational back exposure sampling tool (Back-EST) for work-related back injury risk factors. Applied Ergonomics Journal 40(3):538-544.
Tescke, K, Trask, C, Johnson, P, Chow, Y, Village J, Koehoorn, M. 2009, Measuring posture for epidemiology: Comparing inclinometry, observations and self-reports. Ergonomics 52(9): 1067-1078.
Village J, Koehoorn M, Hossain S, Ostry, A. 2009 (June). Quantifying tasks, ergonomic exposures and injury rates among school custodial workers. Ergonomics Journal, 52(6): 723-734.
Village, J, Backman, C, Lacaille, D. 2008. Evaluation of selected ergonomic assessment tools for use in providing job accommodation for people with inflammatory arthritis. WORK: A journal of prevention, assessment & rehabilitation. 31(2); 145-157.
Backman C, Village J, Lacaille D. 2008. The Ergonomic Assessment Tool for Arthritis (EATA): Development and Pilot Testing. Arthritis & Rheumatism (Arthritis Care and Research). 59(10):1495-1503.
Village J, Trask C. Ergonomic Analysis of Postural and Muscular Loads to Diagnostic Sonographers. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. 2007; 37(9-10): 781-789.
Trask C, Teschke K, Morrison J, Johnson PW, Village J, Koehoorn M. How long is long enough? Evaluating sampling durations for low-back EMG assessment. J Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 5(10) October 2008: 664-670.
Trask C, Teschke K, Village J, Chow Y, Johnson P, Luong N, Koehoorn M. 2007. Measuring low back injury risk factors in challenging work environments: an evaluation of cost and feasibility. American Journal Industrial Medicine 50(9):687-96.