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Neil Mansfield

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Professor of Design Engineering and Human Factors in the Dyson School of Design Engineering

Neil Mansfield is Professor of Design Engineering and Human Factors in the Dyson School of Design Engineering.  He teaches on the Design Engineering MEng and contributes to tutoring in the Innovation Design Engineering (IDE) programme between Imperial College and the Royal College of Art.

Neil has been a researcher in the field of ergonomics / human factors since the 1990s, with work focusing on the design of vehicles for their occupants. He has a particular interest in designing for optimal comfort and performance, understanding the needs and capabilities of vehicle occupants from those working at the limits of performance in mining and military applications, to older drivers where the limits of performance might be in the process of decline.  He has worked with many global organisations including Caterpillar, Bridgestone, Nissan and QinetiQ, in addition to government bodies.

Neil has authored approximately 70 Journal papers and is editor of the Journal Ergonomics.

Neil teaches on the Design Engineering MEng and contributes to tutoring in the Innovation Design Engineering (IDE) programme between Imperial College and the Royal College of Art. He guest lectures on the Loughborough MScs in Ergonomics.

  • Ergonomics
  • Vehicle Design
  • Design Process
  • Inclusive Design
  • Human Response to Noise and Vibration
  • Mansfield, N., Sammonds, G., & Nguyen, L. (2015). Driver discomfort in vehicle seats–Effect of changing road conditions and seat foam composition. Applied ergonomics, 50, 153-159.
  • Smith, J., Mansfield, N., Gyi, D., Pagett, M., & Bateman, B. (2015). Driving performance and driver discomfort in an elevated and standard driving position during a driving simulation. Applied ergonomics, 49, 25-33.
  • Rantaharju, T., Mansfield, N. J., Ala-Hiiro, J. M., & Gunston, T. P. (2014).Predicting the health risks related to whole-body vibration and shock: a comparison of alternative assessment methods for high-acceleration events in vehicles. Ergonomics, (ahead-of- print), 1-17.
  • Corrie, H., Brooke-Wavell, K., Mansfield, N. J., Cowley, A., Morris, R., & Masud, T. (2015). Effects of vertical and side-alternating vibration training on fall risk factors and bone turnover in older people at risk of falls. Age and ageing, 44(1), 115-122.