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Hi Everyone, My name is Kirsty Angerer and I am The Travelling Ergonomist. I am a tennis enthusiast, a frequent flyer and I spend my life as an Ergonomics Consultant educating people on how to get their bodies into neutral postures. And in today’s professional world, with the prominence of agile and remote working, ergonomics is more important than ever. I want a future with healthy, comfortable & productive workplaces and no more aches and pains. I’ll be drawing insights from experts in the field, talking to those that are responsible for the people in their business and chatting to people like you and me, the ones who are trying to navigate the workplace in this digital era.

Hi Everyone, My name is Kirsty Angerer and I am The Travelling Ergonomist. I am a tennis enthusiast, a frequent flyer and I spend my life as an Ergonomics Consultant educating people on how to get their bodies into neutral postures. And in today’s professional world, with the prominence of agile and remote working, ergonomics is more important than ever. I want a future with healthy, comfortable & productive workplaces and no more aches and pains. I’ll be drawing insights from experts in the field, talking to those that are responsible for the people in their business and chatting to people like you and me, the ones who are trying to navigate the workplace in this digital era.
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United Kingdom

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Hi Everyone, My name is Kirsty Angerer and I am The Travelling Ergonomist. I am a tennis enthusiast, a frequent flyer and I spend my life as an Ergonomics Consultant educating people on how to get their bodies into neutral postures. And in today’s professional world, with the prominence of agile and remote working, ergonomics is more important than ever. I want a future with healthy, comfortable & productive workplaces and no more aches and pains. I’ll be drawing insights from experts in the field, talking to those that are responsible for the people in their business and chatting to people like you and me, the ones who are trying to navigate the workplace in this digital era.

Language:

English

Contact:

07722 198633


Episodes

A conversation with Rex Miller, Award Winning Author of The Healthy Workplace Nudge

9/5/2019
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Rex Miller is an award winning author of 6 books in workplace wellness , team dynamics, executive coaching, strategic planning and high performance lifestyles. As many of you will know I’m an avid tennis enthusiast and it seems Rex is too so our conversation naturally starts that way as you’ve just heard. Our conversation then continues and we open up discussions around workplace wellness, chronic diseases, stress and sleep, this concept of Whoop, using movement as part of recovery,...

Duration:00:53:43

A conversation with Ed Milnes, Guildford Ergonomics

9/3/2019
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Ed is an Independent Chartered Ergonomics and Human Factors (EHF) consultant. His background is providing Ergonomics and Human Factors support to the UK H&S regulators (Health & Safety Inspectors and Local Authority Environmental Health Officers). He worked in HSE for over 15 years as an Ergonomics and Human Factors Specialist Inspector and now runs Guildford Ergonomics as a freelance consultant. In this episode we speak about mobile working, the impact of social media particularly on young...

Duration:00:26:03

A conversation with Ann Marie Aguilar, Director Of Operations; Europe at International WELL Building Institute (IWBI)

7/16/2019
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A big thank you to Anne Marie from the International Well building institute for coming onto the podcast today. We open up our conversation around the Well Building standard, what it is, and how it can benefit businesses. She outlines the 10 protocols we can use to drive the discussion around sustainability and health. https://v2.wellcertified.com/v/en/overview We also talk about what to think about even you’re a small business. Who should be the people around the table making decisions...

Duration:00:29:53

A conversation with Neil Usher, The Elemental Workplace

7/10/2019
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Neil is an internationally experienced senior property, workplace, facilities and change management leader, skilled in all areas of the property lifecycle. He has an established personal blog (www.workessence.com), and has built broad-based property and people networks. He is a regular conference and academic speaker, and author of the book 'The Elemental Workplace'. In this episode we delve into topics on ergonomics, workplace, AI and being excellent to each other in the workplace. This...

Duration:00:38:16

Part 2 of 2, A conversation with Joanna Frank, President & CEO of the Center for Active Design

7/2/2019
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Joanna is the President & CEO of the Center for Active Design, where she advances design and development practices to foster healthy and engaged communities. This is actually part 2 of our conversation and if you haven’t already I’d urge you to listen to part 1 first before listening to this episode. In this episode we talk about the difference between Fitwel And Well building. Joanna describes Fitwel as a not for profit organisation and whereby their underlying mission is to impact...

Duration:00:16:45

Part 1 of 2, A conversation with Joanna Frank, President & CEO of the Center for Active Design

7/2/2019
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Joanna is the President & CEO of the Center for Active Design, where she advances design and development practices to foster healthy and engaged communities. I’ve split our conversation up into two parts and in this episode we discuss the collaboration between centre for active design and Fitwel and the 7 health outcome categories to consider. How you as a business can do a quick assessment on Fitwel which will give you a gap analysis and gives you a somewhat to do list to improve the...

Duration:00:29:17

Part 2 of 2 - A conversation with Tim Allen, Corporate Real Estate Professional

6/17/2019
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This is part 2 of my conversation with Tim Allen, a corporate real estate professional. I would definitely go and check out the first part of our conversation before listening to this episode so that everything makes sense. In this episode we talk about the big no nos when it comes to workplace change. And how just by opening up a space doesn’t mean that people are naturally going to start communicating. Think about people sitting on the tube in London next to each other. You’d definitely...

Duration:00:15:30

Part 1 of 2 - A conversation with Tim Allen, Corporate Real Estate Professional

6/14/2019
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I’m so happy that I got to have a conversation with Tim Allen on the podcast. Tim is a senior corporate real estate professional with over twenty-five years' experience. I’ve split this conversation up into two parts so make sure you go and listen to the second part when it's uploaded. In this episode he defines workplace as being made up of the physical environment, virtual which is the technology in a workplace and the most important aspect which is the human. We talk about some of the...

Duration:00:26:07

Part 2 of 2 - A conversation with Michelle Kerr, Sandalwood Engineering and Ergonomics

6/10/2019
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Michelle is an experienced Project Lead with a demonstrated history of working in the automotive industry. Skilled in proactive and reactive ergonomic program design, instruction, and digital human modeling. Strong program and project management professional with a Bachelor’s Degree focused in Kinesiology from Wayne State University. If you haven't already, definitely go and take a listen to Part 1 of this of podcast first before moving on to this one. In part 2 we speak about design...

Duration:00:21:22

Part 1 of 2 - A conversation with Michelle Kerr, Sandalwood Engineering and Ergonomics

6/7/2019
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Michelle is an experienced Project Lead with a demonstrated history of working in the automotive industry. Skilled in proactive and reactive ergonomic program design, instruction, and digital human modeling. Strong program and project management professional with a Bachelor’s Degree focused in Kinesiology from Wayne State University. This is Part 1 of 2 episodes. We speak about what Michelle does day to day, how she communicates with engineers at ergonomics, some of the challenges facing...

Duration:00:20:43

A conversation with Andrew Thatcher, University of the Witwatersrand

6/4/2019
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Andrew Thatcher is a Professor and Chair of Industrial/Organisational Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is currently President of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa, and Chair of the International Ergonomics Association’s Human Factors for Sustainable Development Technical Committee. His research interests are on wellbeing and productivity in green buildings, the psychological factors in the adoption of sustainable technologies, and the theoretical development of...

Duration:00:41:33

A conversation with Trevor Montgomery, New Zealand trained Physiotherapist

5/28/2019
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I have a great conversation with my friend Trevor Montgomery who is a New Zealand trained physiotherapist with a master in health science. Along with clinical work he regularly travels across the world to educate other practitioners. He’s passionate about making people healthier and happier in their daily lives. He quotes Peter O’sullivan and says that people do things that make them sore all of the time. Through his experience of working with various people he’s realised that most people...

Duration:00:44:47

A conversation with Heidi Dening, Workable Wellness

5/20/2019
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In this episode I chat to my good friend Heidi Dening who is a thought leader, educator and someone who really brings the best out in people. We talk about resilience, burnout, what businesses can do to introduce wellness strategies, how to become a self leader and lots more including Heidi's new book 'Her middle name is Courage'. You can connect with Heidi: Facebook - @heidideningselfleader Instagram - @heididening LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/heididening/ Website -...

Duration:00:47:32

A conversation with Dr Libby Sander

5/8/2019
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Dr Libby Sander, (PhD, Master HRM, Bachelor of Arts (Japanese), Bachelor of Business, Fellow AIM), is Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Bond University, the founder and director of the Future of Work Project, founder of Rethink, and past Chair of Goldspaces an urban renewal and cultural development platform. She works globally speaking and advising business. Libby is regularly featured on radio and in national & international media including for the BBC, The Guardian, ABC,...

Duration:00:48:48

A conversation with Chris Allen from Montroc Consulting

4/23/2019
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I had a great chat with Chris on my podcast recently and we discuss everything from him working in the armed forces to now running his own consulting business, to workplace strategy, sit stand desks, coworking spaces and much much more. Chris describes himself as a Change and Transformation Consultant | Speaker | Workplace Strategist | Facilitator | Coach | Trainer | Disruptor | Problem Solver | Change Agent | Team-builder | Leadership & Management developer and champion | Strategy & Vision...

Duration:00:43:27

Is your desk at the right height?

4/3/2019
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In this episode I talk about one of the biggest risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders which is desk height. More often than not the people I see have their desks at the wrong height compared to their sitting height which causes all sorts of problems. I also talk about sit stand desks, footrests, keyboard trays and N.E.A.T, and by improving our N.E.A.T how we can burn more calories and shed a few pounds.

Duration:00:07:27

A conversation with Dr Christhina Candido, Senior Lecturer at University of Sydney

4/2/2019
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"We are starving for information on the positive aspects of open plan...it’s irresponsible to just map the negatives…we need to understand how we can improve different workplace typology’s" Dr Candido is an architect by training and she holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil) and in Environmental Science from Macquarie University (Australia). She leads the SHE (Sustainable and Healthy Environments) platform and co-leads the BOSSA (Building...

Duration:00:46:33

A conversation with Professor Alan Hedge, Department of Design and Environmental Analysis at Cornell University

4/2/2019
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Alan Hedge is a Professor in the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis at Cornell University. His research and teaching activities focus on issues of design and workplace ergonomics as these affect the health, comfort and productivity of workers. His research themes include workstation design, computer ergonomics and carpal tunnel syndrome risk factors for workers, alternative keyboard and input system designs, the performance and health effects of postural strain, and the health...

Duration:00:36:50

A conversation with Fleur Clarke, a health and wellness professional

4/2/2019
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Fleur Clarke is an experienced Facilities & Operational professional, who having worked for Gensler & Associates across their EMEA region for eighteen years branched out into the Freelance Virtual Assistant world. Most recently she has committed to developing a health and wellness business which is her real passion. You can follow Fleur at her facebook page called Making it Count or at her Fleur Clarke instagram page.

Duration:00:36:37

The Travelling Ergonomist Introduction

3/10/2019
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Hi Everyone. My name is Kirsty Angerer and I’m The Travelling Ergonomist. I’m a tennis enthusiast, a frequent flyer and I spend my life as an Ergonomics Consultant educating people on how to get their bodies into neutral postures. And in today’s professional world, with the prominence of agile and remote working, ergonomics is more important than ever. I want a future with healthy, comfortable & productive workplaces and no more aches and pains. With this podcast I’ll be drawing insights...

Duration:00:01:25