Robert  Bridger Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Robert Bridger

Consultant in Human Factors and Ergonomics
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Dr RS Bridger is an independent consultant and educationalist in Human Factors and Ergonomics. He is sole author of the textbook 'Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics' published by CRC Press and now in its fourth edition. He specialises in human factors applied to safety and is an experienced teacher and public speaker. For more information, visit Dr Bridger's website -


I am currently working as a Human Factors specialist mainly in the maritime and healthcare domains but with significant experience in office and industrial ergonomics. I have extensive experience in the investigation of safety occurrences in large organisations. My background is as manager of a Human Factors Department of six staff, whilst maintaining active interests in consulting and acting as an expert witness in medico-legal litigation. I have also supported the academic programmes of universities in the UK, Norway and South Africa. This year, I was appointed President of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors.

I am the author of the fourth edition of the textbook, 'Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics' published by CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fl, USA in 2018. A complex Chinese edition was published in 2012. My new book 'A Guide to Active Work in the Modern Office: Homo Sedens in the 21st Century' has just been published by CRC Press.

Specialties: Investigation of safety occurrences
Advice on research ethics, research design and navigating ethical approval processes
Recovery from work and from injury, Safety and safety culture
Trained Expert Witness (Academy of Experts, Gray's Inn, 2005), Scientific writing,
Education and training in ergonomics and human factors - recently drafted a curriculum for a new MSc programme in Human Factors

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Human Factors
    Research ethics/research design
    Workplace ergonomics

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