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Tammy  Eger

Tammy Eger 

Canada Research Chair

Human Kinetics



B-243, B.F.Avery Physical Education Centre 

Sudbury Campus


705.675.1151 ext 1005705.675.1151 ext 1005

705.675.1151 ext


Tammy Eger is an Associate Professor at Laurentian University in the School of Human Kinetics and Research Chair in Occupational Health and Safety with the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health. Her research interests focus around the application of ergonomic and human factors principles in industry.
She is an author of over 30 journal papers and 70 conference abstracts. She has received over 2 million dollars in research funding as a principal and co-investigator from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canadian Foundation for Innovation, and the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. Prior to joining Laurentian University, Tammy worked as an Ergonomist with the Mines and Aggregates Safety and Health Association (now Workplace Safety North), and the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers.


  • B.Sc, Biology, 1995, Queen
  • B.P.H.E., Physical and Health Education, 1995, Que
  • M.Sc., Biomechanics, 1998, Queen
  • Ph.D., Biomechanics, 2007, Queen

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Dr. Eger's research interests focus around the application of ergonomic and human factors principles in industry. She is a leader in the field of occupational vibration and has done seminal work to document whole-body vibration and foot-transmitted vibration exposure associated with surface and underground mining activities. She is also recognized for her research examining the link between working posture, line-of-sight and mobile equipment design. She is an invited member of the International Standards for Organization technical committee concerned with human vibration. Dr. Eger has also consulted with several major mining/construction equipment manufacturers in Canada, Finland and Australia.

Dr. Eger is also interested in interdisciplinary projects in occupational health and safety with a focus on injury prevention and wellness.


  • 2011 Presidential Advisory Committee on the Status of Women Award Winner
  • 2012 Faculty of Professional Schools: Research Excellence Award
  • 2012-13 Laurentian University Research Excellence Award