Robert  Bridger Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Robert Bridger

Head of Human Factors Department

I currently head a department of six staff where we conduct a variety of applied research projects in Human Factors. In my spare time, I write about ergonomics, teach, lecture and consult. I am a fellow of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors, a Chartered Psychologist, a member of the Association for Psychological Science and a founding member of the South African Ergonomics Society.


I published the first edition of my textbook, Introduction to Ergonomics when I was heading the Ergonomics Group at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Cape Town. After 15 years in academia, I returned to the UK and took up my present position while continuing to write and teach in my spare time. I maintain a strong interest in ergonomics education and recently published an article on education in the magazine Ergonomics in Design.


    Risk assessment in occupational biomechanics, research design, statistics and psychometrics. Trained and experienced expert witness.  

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Current: The ageing workforce. Occupational well-being, Accidents, Safety and Safety Culture. Office ergonomics
    Previous: Functional anatomy, workspace design and seating.

Personal Interests

    Tennis, golf, keeping fit, travel


Featured Title
 Featured Title - Introduction Ergonomics 3rd Ed - 1st Edition book cover


Recent publications

By: Robert Bridger

See my site on Linked-In for an up to date list of all my research articles and papers

Chinese Edition of Introduction to Ergonomics

By: Robert Bridger

Published by Gua Li book Co. Taiwan. ISBN 978-986-412-787-0