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The research portfolio has included: 

  • ergonomics in manufacturing;
  • operating tables and keyhole surgery instrument design;
  • a decision aid for Upper Limb Disorder diagnosis;
  • gas industry control room redesign;
  • manual handling risk assessment in electricity workers;
  • risk assessment in construction; and,
  • stress in the NHS;

European community sponsored research

  • communication in noise; 
  • Near Miss and Manual Handling studies; 
  • powered hand tools; 
  • safe working environments;       
  • thermal conditions; v
  • visual requirements and lighting standards; and,
  • equipment and machine design.

Selected Publications

English, C.J. Maclaren, W.M. Court-Brown, C. Hughes, S.P.F. Porter, R.W. Wallace, W.A. Graves, R.J. Pethick, A.J. Soutar, C.A. (1995) Clinical epidemiological study of relations between upper limb soft tissue disorders and repetitive movements at work. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 27 1 New York: Wiley-Liss: 75-90.
Graves, R.J. De Cristofano, A. Wright, E. Watt, M. White, R. (1996) Potential musculoskeletal risk factors in electricity distribution linesmen tasks. In: Contemporary Ergonomics 1996, London: Taylor and Francis: 215-220.
Crombie, N. A-M. Graves, R.J. (1996) Ergonomics of keyhole surgical instruments - patient friendly, but surgeon unfriendly? In: Contemporary Ergonomics 1996, London: Taylor and Francis: 385-390.
Baker, M. Graves, R.J. Kearney, M.K. (1996) A methodology for risk management in civil, mechanical and structural engineering. In Risk management in civil, mechanical and structural engineering, James, M. (Ed). The Institution of Civil Engineers, Thomas Telford: 67-86.
Cordiner, L. Graves, R.J. (1997) Ergonomics intervention during a gas processing plant refurbishment. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Elsevier: 457-470.
Ponsonby, J. Graves, R.J. (1998) Determining and evaluating ergonomic training needs for design engineers. In: Contemporary Ergonomics 1998, London: Taylor and Francis: 560-564.
Jamieson, D.W. Graves, R.J. (1998) Stress related ergonomic factors in work demands of nurses. In: Contemporary Ergonomics 1998, London: Taylor and Francis: 162-166.
Graves, R.J. Jones, J. (1999) Risk assessment in Display Screen Equipment work. In Occupational Health - Risk Assessment and Management. (Eds. Sadhra and Ramphal). Blackwell Science Ltd: 405-412.
Taylor, A.G.L. Jamieson, D.W. Graves, R.J. (1999) Strategy for identifying ergonomic stressors in hospital doctors. In: Contemporary Ergonomics 1999, London: Taylor and Francis: 153-157.
Graves, R.J. Sinclair, D.T. Jamieson, D.W. Watt, M. Ratcliffe, B. Doherty, S. (2000) Development and evaluation of diagnostic support aids for upper limb disorders. Contract Research Report 279/200. ISBN 0 7176 1824 2. HSE Books, Sudbury
Graves, R.J.; Sinclair, D.T.; Jamieson, D.W.; Watt, M.; Ratcliffe, B.; Doherty, S.; McCaig, R. (2002) Development and evaluation of Diagnostic Support Aids for Upper Limb Disorders. Mondelo, P.; Mattila, M.; Karwowski, W. (Eds) Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Occupational Risk Prevention. ISBN: 84-931134-8-4
Ireland, D.A. Graves, R.J. Hare, P. G. (2003) Tutor activity in open learning systems: Using local practice to help develop support technologies. The 15th Triennial Congress of The International Ergonomics Association: Ergonomics In The Digital Age, August 24-29, 2003.
Whitaker, S.M. Graves, R.J. James, M.J. McCann, P. (2003) Safety with Access Scaffolds: Development of a Prototype Decision Aid Based on Accident Analysis. Journal of Safety Research. 34/3 Elsevier: 249-261.
Graves, R.J. Way, K. Riley, D. Lawton, C. Morris, L. Development of Risk Filter and Risk Assessment Worksheets for HSE Guidance - 'Upper Limb Disorders in the Workplace' 2002 (In press - Applied Ergonomics).

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