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Tammy Eger

Tammy Eger


Office of the Vice-President, Research
B217c, B.F.Avery Physical Education Centre Sudbury Campus


Tammy Eger is a Full 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 45 journal papers and 100 conference abstracts. She has received over 4 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, the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, and the Ontario Ministry of Labour. 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, Queens University
  • B.P.H.E., Physical & Health Edu., 1995, Queens University
  • M.Sc., Biomechanics, 1998, Queens University
  • Ph.D., Biomechanics, 2007, Queens University

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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

2013 Best Paper in Safety, 23rd World Mining Congress (Montreal, Canada)

2016 Voyageur’s Den Winner with Mallorie Leduc (Laurentian University)

2017 Laurentian University Research Innovation Award Winner with Mallorie Leduc

2018 CROSH Mobile Lab: #10 Research Innovation at Laurentian University


PHED 2526 Introduction to Ergonmoics 

PHED 5407 Current Topics in Occupational Health and Safety, Ergonomics and Biomechanics