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Professor Roger Haslam

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Associate Dean (Teaching)

Professor of Ergonomics

Roger Haslam, PhD, C.ErgHF, CMIOSH is Professor of Ergonomics at Loughborough University.

Professor Haslam is a past President of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors and current Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Ergonomics.

Roger's overriding interest is optimising the 'fit' between people and the products, equipment, systems and environments with which we interact.  Roger’s particular area of expertise is the ergonomics and human factors aspects of health and safety, both at work and in the public arena.

Roger has published widely with over 250 journal articles, conference papers and official reports. He has received research funding of over £4million from research council, government and charity grants. 

  • DSC100 Ergonomics Project (module leader)
  • DSP101 Introduction to Ergonomics (module leader)
  • DSP100 Project (Ergonomics)

Research group: Human Factors and Complex Systems


Roger’s research specialism is human factors aspects of health and safety.

Recent work has addressed:

- health and safety in construction

- design, safety and usability of the built environment

- relationship between work and healthy, productive ageing

- understanding and preventing slips, trips and falls


Recent research publications:

Filingeri V, Eason K, Waterson P and Haslam R, 2018, Factors influencing experience in crowds – the organiser perspective.  Applied Ergonomics, 68, 18-27.


van der Molen H F, Basnet P, Hoonakker P L T, Lehtola M M, Lappalainen J, Frings-Dresen M H W, Haslam R, Verbeek J H, 2018, Interventions to prevent injuries in construction workers. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, article number CD006251.


Drake C, Haslam R and Haslam C, 2017, Facilitators and barriers to the protection and promotion of the health and safety of older workers.  Policy and Practice in Health and Safety, 15, 4-18.


Filingeri V, Eason K, Waterson P and Haslam R, 2017, Factors influencing experience in crowds – the participant perspective.  Applied Ergonomics, 59, 431‑441.


Jones W, Haslam R and Haslam C, 2017, What is a ‘good’ job? Modelling job quality for blue collar workers.  Ergonomics, 60, 138-149.


Kee D, Gyuchan T J, Waterson P and Haslam R, 2017, A systemic analysis of South Korea Sewol ferry accident – striking a balance between learning and accountability. Applied Ergonomics, 504-516.


Chang W-R, Leclercq S, Lockhart T E and Haslam R, 2016, State of science: Occupational slips, trips and falls on the same level.  Ergonomics, 59, 861-883.


Haslam C, O’Hara J, Kazi A, Twumasi R and Haslam R, 2016, Proactive occupational safety and health management: promoting good health and good business. Safety Science, 81, 99-108.


Waterson, P E, Kendrick V L, Ryan B, Jun G T and Haslam R A, 2016, Probing deeper into the risks of slips, trips and falls for an ageing rail passenger population. IET Intelligent Transport Systems, 10, 25–31. or  


Jones W, Haslam R and Haslam C, 2014, Measuring job quality: a study with bus drivers.  Applied Ergonomics, 45, 1641-1648.


  • Ergonomics
  • Human factors aspects of health and safety
  • Construction health and safety
  • Ergonomics of the built environment
  • Crowds and crowd situations
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Job design
  • Work and ageing