Ergonomics Journal Best Paper Award
About this award
This award, formerly the Liberty Mutual Award, recognises the paper published in the journal ‘Ergonomics’ that best contributes to the advancement of the practice of ergonomics, as judged by the editors.
The Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety and the CIEHF established the Liberty Mutual Award to promote excellence in safety and health research.
This year's winners
Well done to Costas Karageorghis and his co-authors for their work exploring the interactive effects of task load and music tempo on psychological, psychophysiological and behavioural outcomes during simulated driving.
Roll of honour
2021 Celeste E. Coltman, Brooke R. Brisbine & Julie R. Steele (2021), Bra-body armour integration, breast discomfort and breast injury associated with wearing body armour, Ergonomics, 64:12, https://doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2021.1951849
2020 Michael A. Greig, Judy Village, Shane M. Dixon, Filippo A. Salustri & W. Patrick Neumann (2019) Assessing human factors and ergonomics capability in organisations – the Human Factors Integration Toolset, Ergonomics, 62:10, 1254-1272
2019 Ewart J. de Visser, Richard Pak & Tyler H. Shaw (2018) From ‘automation’ to ‘autonomy’: the importance of trust repair in human–machine interaction, Ergonomics, 61:10, 1409-1427
2018 Helen P N Hughes, Chris W Clegg, Lucy E Bolton & Lauren C Machon. Systems scenarios: a tool for facilitating the socio-technical design of work systems. Ergonomics, 60:10, 1319-1335.
2017 Sylvia Guendelman, Alison Gemmill & Leslie A. MacDonald. Biomechanical and organisational stressors and associations with employment withdrawal among pregnant workers: evidence and implications. Ergonomics, 59:12, 1613-1624.
2016 S McGill, D Frost, T Lam, T Finlay, K Darby & J Cannon. Can fitness and movement quality prevent back injury in elite task force police officers? A 5-year longitudinal study. Ergonomics, 58:10, 1682-1689.
2015 J Village, M Greig, F Salustri, S Zolfaghari & W P Neumann, 2014. An ergonomics action research demonstration: integrating human factors into assembly design processes. Ergonomics, 57:10, 1574-1589.
2014 Priyadarshini R Pennathur, David Thompson, James H Abernathy III, Elizabeth A Martinez, Peter J Pronovost, George R Kim, Laura C Bauer, Lisa H Lubomski, Jill A Marsteller & Ayse P Gurses, 2013, Technologies in the wild (TiW): human factors implications for patient safety in the cardiovascular operating room. Ergonomics, 56, 205-219.
2013 Jan Dul, Ralph Bruder, Peter Buckle, Pascale Carayon, Pierre Falzon, William S Marras, John R Wilson & Bas van der Doelen, 2012, A strategy for human factors/ergonomics: developing the discipline and profession, Ergonomics, 55, 377-395.
2012 Paul Schepers & Dr Berry den Brinker, 2011, What do cyclists need to see to avoid single-bicycle crashes? Ergonomics 54, 315-327.
2011 Klein Hesselink J, de Leede J, & Goudswaard A, 2010, Effects of the new fast forward rotating five-shift roster at a Dutch steel company. Ergonomics 53, 727-738.
2010 Anuj K Pradhan, A Pollatsek, M Knodler & D L Fisher, Can younger drivers be trained to scan for information that will reduce their risk in roadway traffic scenarios that are hard to identify as hazardous? Ergonomics 52, 657-673.
2008 Leclerq, Thouy & Rossignol, 2007, Progress in understanding processes underlying occupational accidents on the level based on case studies. Ergonomics 50, 59-79.
2007 Rouch I, Wild P, Ansiau D, Marquié J-C, 2006, Shiftwork experience, age and cognitive performance. Ergonomics 48, 1282-1293.
2006 Wiese E E & Lee J D, 2004, Auditory alerts for in-vehicle information systems: The effects of temporal conflict and sound parameters on driver attitudes and performance. Ergonomics 47, 965-986.