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Professor Sue Hignett

Professor of Healthcare Ergonomics and Patient Safety

Areas of expertise

Expertise: Patient Safety, Patient Handling, Hospital Design, Ambulance Design, Health & Safety, Healthcare, Ergonomics


Sue's research focuses on patient safety, patient handling, and hospital and ambulance design. She is co-chair of the International Panel on Patient Handling Ergonomics, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (UK), Certified European Ergonomist and Chartered Physiotherapist.

Interview booking

Please call the press office on 01509 223491 to arrange an interview with Professor Sue Hignett. Bookings can also be made online at

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