Dr Gunther Paul is an Ergonomist and Principal Research Fellow for Occupational Health and Safety at the Australian Institute for Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM). He holds a PhD in Ergonomics and MPhil in Control Engineering. His research focuses on complex work system related issues, such as health systems, respiratory health, human-in-the-loop modelling, or musculoskeletal disorders. Gunther has been the Chief Investigator in 17 funded, large research projects. He is the Editor-In-Chief of the International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation, and a reviewer for over 20 international journals. He chairs the International Ergonomics Association Technical Committee on Digital Human Modelling and Simulation, and is a Member of the Queensland Government Safety Leadership at Work Expert Reference Group, Member of the Commonwealth Department of Employment Research and Evaluation Services Panel, and Member of the Panel of Assessors, Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT). Gunther is also the Ambassador of the Foundation for Professional Ergonomics in Australia. He has published over 125 journal articles, books and book chapters, and has been regularly presenting and chairing sessions at International conferences over the last 25 years. In his most recent previous employments, Gunther led the Health Safety Environment Discipline in the School of Public Health and Social Work at QUT, and before that he was Director of Ergolab at UniSA.

  • Digital Human Modelling
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Ergonomics
  • Biomechanics
  • Public Health
  • Human System Interface
  • Rehabilitation
  • Respiratory Health
  • 2012 to 2017 - Senior Lecturer, QUT (Brisbane)
  • 2009 to 2011 - Senior Research Fellow, UniSA (Adelaide)
  • 2007 to 2008 - Senior Consultant, Daimler (Stuttgart)
  • 2006 - Manager Research & Partnerships, Faurecia (Etampes/Paris)
  • 1999 to 2005 - R&D Project Manager, Ford (Cologne)
  • 2003 to 2004 - Adjunct Lecturer, University-GH (Essen)
  • 1993 to 1998 - Research Associate, Technical University (Darmstadt)
  • 1991 to 1993 - Research Assistant, TMD GmbH (Frankfurt)
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