Dr. Aaron M Kociolek was a Research Associate at the Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture and managed the Ergonomics Lab from 2014-2016. He received his Ph.D. in Occupational Biomechanics at McMaster University in 2015. He has conducted both laboratory- and field-based research with a strong interest in elucidating injury mechanisms and preventing musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace. His doctoral work evaluated tendon motion and shear in the development of carpal tunnel syndrome. We continue to collaborate with Aaron in his work exploring biomechanically derived exposures in farming including the effects whole-body vibration on neuromuscular control as well as wrist and hand ergonomics in the pork industry.
Dr. Kociolek is currently an Assistant Professor in Kinesiology at Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario, and an Adjunct Faculty in the College of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Saskatchewan.