Hi, I’m Kirsty Angerer aka The Travelling Ergonomist but you can call me Kirst.
In 2012 I gained my Bachelor of Science Degree in Ergonomics and Human Factors from Loughborough University. Since graduating I have developed my skills in the areas of new business development, ergonomic program development and training for managers and employees across office, healthcare and industrial environments including working with a global client base across The UK, Europe, the Middle East and Australia.
What on earth is ergonomics, I hear you ask? Ergonomics (or human factors) is the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theory, principles, data and methods to design in order to optimise human well-being and overall system performance.
Basically, ergonomics is about enhancing your performance (through good design) in everyday life whilst keeping you healthy. And it’s related to anything and everything you interact with.
I have been very fortunate to travel the world since a child and in the last few years I have visited much of the world to help businesses with their ergonomics programs. It both excites and sometimes baffles me how employers across the world address employee wellbeing in the workplace. I have a very unique opportunity to work with decision-makers, learn about their business and educate them on the best practices. I take this responsibility very seriously and strive to help as many people as I can along the way.
So follow me on this journey and see the world through the eyes of an ergonomist.
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