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 Mohammad Fauzan Bin Maideen, Ollie Jay, Coen Bongers, Ralph Nanan & James W Smallcombe for their paper: Optimal low-cost cooling strategies for infant strollers during hot weather. This research looked at the potential for infant hypothermia and heat stress in the summer months. A great range of environmental measures and statistical analysis led to some very robust findings.

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Roll of honour

2022 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,
2021 Juergen Sauer, Andreas Sonderegger & Sven Schmutz (2020), Usability, user experience and accessibility: towards an integrative model
2021 Amir Mehdizadeh, Alexander Vinel, Qiong Hu, Mark C Schall Jr, Sean Gallagher & Richard F Sesek (2020), Job rotation and work-related musculoskeletal disorders: a fatigue-failure perspective
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.