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Alison Godwin

Alison Godwin

Associate Professor, School of Kinesiology & Health Sciences
School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Faculty of Education and Health
B242, B.F. Avery Physical Education Centre


Dr. Alison Godwin is an assistant professor in the School of Human Kinetics at Laurentian University. Her research interests include the use of virtual ergonomics for reducing musculoskeletal risk for workers and athletes. She has published many articles in the area of line-of-sight investigations for underground mining machinery and continues to work with industry on the successful implementation of secondary viewing aids and collision avoidance systems.

She has an ongoing interest to improve the success of ergonomic intervention through proactive computer analysis of humans interacting in a virtual environment.


  • BSc Kinesiology (cum laude)
  • MSc Human Development
  • PhD Exercise Science


  • Line of sight investigations on underground equipment
  • Ergonomic evaluation of industrial equipment
  • Eye tracking studies in industrial locations
  • Three-dimensional kinematic and kinetic analysis of working postures
  • Sport biomechanics and ergonomics
  • Validation of the ISO 5006-1 in computer simulation


  • OUA Nordic Skiing Coach of the Year (2012)