Dr. Steven Fischer, PhD (Waterloo)

Assistant Professor
Area of Expertise: 
Biomechanics
Contact Information
Telephone: 
613-533-6000 x75210
Facsimile: 
613-533-2009
Office: 
KHS 301L
Teaching

Research summary

My research mission is to perform world class musculoskeletal biomechanics research to promote optimal functional performance.

Guided by this mission my research interests intersect traditional ergonomics (measuring demands) and kinesiology (measuring capacity) approaches in order to minimize injury risk and optimize performance in the workplace (Figure 1). 

DemandCapacity

Within this paradigm, my research is focussed within the following themes:

  1. Characterizing Occupational Demands – Developing new strategies or employing existing strategies to describe and classify relevant features of occupational demand within targeted employment sectors.
  2. Characterizing Functional Capacity – Developing new strategies or employing existing strategies to describe and classify relevant features of functional capacity with reference to occupational and life demands.
  3. Modeling and Optimizing Performance – Innovating creative methods, tools and/or models to seamlessly link demands and capacities in a manner that allows us to determine the ideal overlap for optimal injury free performance.

Graduate student training opportunities

I am seeking students interested in studying at the MSc or PhD levels. Students will develop expertise in areas related to biomechanics, ergonomics and movement evaluation. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please feel free to contact me.

Recent publications