Dr. W. Patrick Neumann is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Toronto Metropolitan University. Patrick graduated in Design Sciences at Lund Technical University while based at Sweden's National Institute for Working Life in Gothenburg where he conducted his PhD work.
Formerly executive coordinator of the Ergonomics Initiative in Injury Prevention in the Faculty of Applied Health Science at the University of Waterloo in Canada, Patrick has been engaged in both epidemiological studies of low back pain in the auto sector and ergonomics intervention research.
Patrick's research now focuses on the design of work systems that are effective and sustainable from both human and technical perspectives. Areas of research interest include: human factors and firm strategy; Industrial System Design Processes; Organizational Design and Change Management; Simulation and Virtual Performance Modelling; and Performance and Exposure Measurement.