Recent peer-reviewed papers are listed below by research theme.​

For a complete list of publications check out Google Scholar or PubMed.​


Determinants of movement behaviour​

  • Armstrong DP*, Fischer SL. (2020). Understanding individual differences in lifting mechanics: Do some people adopt motor control strategies that minimize biomechanical exposure. Human Movement Science, 74, 102689. ​
  • Derouin AJ*, Fischer SL. (2019). Validation of a three-dimensional target acquisition system for evaluating the performance effects of head supported mass. Applied Ergonomics, 76, 48-56. ​
  • Makhoul P*, Sinden KE*, MacPhee RS, Fischer SL. (2017). Relative contribution of lower body work as a biomechanical determinant of spine sparing technique during common paramedic lifting tasks. Applied Biomechanics, 33, 137-143. ​

Advancing functional capacity evaluation​

  • Remedios SM*, Fischer SL. (Published online September 2021). Towards the Use of 2D Video-Based Markerless Motion Capture to Measure and Parameterize Movement During Functional Capacity Evaluation. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation.
  • Armstrong DP* Budarick AR*, Pegg CEE*, Graham RB, Fischer SL. (2021). Feature detection and biomechanical analysis to objectively identify high exposure movement strategies when performing the EPIC Lift Capacity test. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 21, 50-62.
  • Armstrong DP*, Pegg CEE*, Fischer SL. (2020). Is deep squat movement strategy related to floor-to-waist height lifting strategy: Implications for physical employment testing. Ergonomics, 63(2), 152-156.
  • Armstrong DP*, Ross GB, Graham RB, Fischer SL. (2019). Considering movement competency within physical employment standards. Work, 63(4), 603-613.

Advancing digital human modeling​

  • Moore CAB*, Barret JM, Healey LA*, Callaghan JP, Fischer SL. (2021). Predicting cervical spine compression and shear in helicopter helmeted conditions using artificial neural networks. IISE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors.
  • Davidson J*, Graham RB, Beck S, Marler T, Fischer SL. (2021). Improving human-in-the-loop simulation to optimize soldier-systems integration. Applied Ergonomics, 90, 103267.
  • Fischer SL, Dickerson CR, Wells RP. (2014). Estimating maximum and psychophysically acceptable hand forces using a biomechanical weakest link approach.  Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 17(13), 1418-1431.

Inform better, safer products​

  • Healey LA*, Derouin AJ*, Callaghan JP, Cronin DS, Fischer SL. (2021). Night vision goggle and counterweight use affect neck muscle activity during reciprocal scanning. Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance, 92(3), 172-181.
  • Moore CAB*, Armstrong DP*, Fischer SL. (2021). Exploring the prospective efficacy of waste bag-body contact allowance to reduce biomechanical exposure in municipal waste collection. Applied Ergonomics, 90, 103182.
  • McFarland T*, Fischer SL. (2020). Considerations for Industrial Use: A Systematic Review of the Impact of Active and Passive Upper Limb Exoskeletons on Physical Exposures. IISE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors, 7(3-4), 322-347.
  • Du B, Boileau M*, Wierts K*, Karch S, Fischer SL, Yazdani A. (2020).  Exploring the need for and application of human factors and ergonomics in ambulance design standards: Overcoming the barriers. Applied Ergonomics, 88, 103144.
  • Budarick AR*, Lad U*, Fischer SL. (2020). Can the use of turn-assist surfaces reduce the physical burden on caregivers when performing patient turning? Human Factors, 62(1), 77-92.