Assistant Professor

Dr. Aaron Kociolek, PhD

Position: Assistant Professor

Department: School of Physical and Health Education

Organization: Nipissing University

Dr. Kociolek is an Associate Professor in Biomechanics and Ergonomics. He studies injury mechanisms and prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders of the forearm, wrist, and hand. His lab-based research is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, which uses motion capture, ultrasound, and electromyography to study neuromusculoskeletal interactions of the wrist and hand. He has also completed field-based research funded by the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba to quantify injury risk of hand-intensive activities inside the pork industry. More recently his occupationally-themed research has focussed on: (1) hand transmitted vibration during vibratory tool use; and (2) the effects computer mouse design on mitigating fatigue and optimizing performance.

Portrait of CROSH research member Dr. Aaron Kociolek