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Dr Simon Hodder

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Senior Lecturer in Ergonomics/Human Factors.

Dr Simon Hodder is an ergonomist involved with a wide range ergonomics studies; thermal and lit environments, the built environment, personal protective equipment, transportation, virtual reality systems, workplace and equipment design and evaluation.

He has an industrial background in production engineering and structural testing and ergonomic evaluation. Member of the BSI Standards committee for PH/009/01 Thermal Environments. Principle UK expert for ISO on 'Integrated Environments' (ISO/TC159/SC5/WG4) and committee member of 'Environments for people with special requirements' (ISO/TC159/SC5/WG5).

 Scientific Editor for Applied Ergonomics.

  • DSA101 - Ergonomics and Design
  • DSA104 - Introduction to Environmental Ergonomics
  • DSB104 - Thermal Environments
  • DSC100/DSP100 - Project
  • DSP104 - Environmental Ergonomics
  • DSP105 - Physical Health at Work
  • DSP106 - Data Collection and Analysis

Environmental Ergonomics; Cooling strategies in Heat waves,  the built environment, personal protective equipment, environmental ergonomics in transport, workplace and equipment design & evaluation.

  • Howarth P A and Hodder S G. (2015) Subjective responses to display bezel characteristics. Applied Ergonomics; 47:253–258.

  • Ravanelli N M, Hodder S G, Havenith G, Jay O., (2015) Heart Rate and Body Temperature Responses to Extreme Heat and Humidity With and Without Electric Fans. JAMA. 313(7):724–725.

  • Jay O, Cramer M N, Ravanelli N M, Hodder S G. (2014) Should electric fans be used during a heat wave? Applied Ergonomics. 46:137–143.

  • Hodder S, Au Y, Fan J, et al. (2014) The development of a Non-Western clothing database. In: Ambience14 & 10I3M, Scientific conference for Smart and functional textiles, Well-Being, Thermal comfort in clothing, Design, Thermal Manikins and Modelling.

  • Filingeri D, Fournet D, Hodder S, Havenith G. (2014) Why wet feels wet? A neurophysiological model of human cutaneous wetness sensitivity. J Neurophysiol. 112(6):1457–1469.