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Dr Arthur Stewart

Post Nominals Dip PE, BSc (Hons), BPE, MPhil, PhD, FCIEHF, C.ErgHF
Biography Dr Arthur Stewart is a senior researcher in Health Sciences at RGU. He has 36 years’ academic experience including the Universities of Edinburgh, Aberdeen and now RGU, which he joined in 2005. He has undergraduate degrees in Science (1980) and Physical Education (1982), Master’s degree by research in Human Physiology (1987), and doctorate in Medical Physics (1999). He has specialised in measuring the human body with applications for work, health and sport, and would describe himself as a ‘health ergonomist’. In 2003 he was awarded Criterion Anthropometrist status with the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK), and subsequently served on its executive for 12 years, 6 as Vice President. From 2006-12 he was Body Composition Editor of the Journal of Sports Sciences, the foremost sports journal in the UK. , In 2010 he was an invited member of the International Olympic Committee's Medical Commission working group on Body Composition, tasked to create high quality evidence base on body composition to protect the health of athletes and to inform policy. In 2013 he received a knowledge transfer partnership grant with the Technology Strategy Board and Oil & Gas UK, which developed portable high resolution 3D body scanning of the UK Offshore workforce, and led to 12 publications. He was invited to participate in the Passenger Size Working Group to advise on helicopter seating, and devised a protocol and scheme for measuring the entire workforce of 75000, following a mandate from the Civil Aviation Authority. This project between RGU and Step Change in Safety won the William Floyd Award for outstanding and innovative contributions to ergonomics in 2018. The previous year he was awarded Chartered Ergonomist status and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF). He has 125 publications, over 4700 citations and an H index of 25. He has supervised 6 PhD students to completion, and has examined 10 PhDs across 8 universities. His research interests include body shape & functional capacity assessment, ladder climbing and confined space working and building egress modelling using simulation.
Research Interests Ergonomics of body space and function.
Physique assessment using 3D scanning
Performance and Health in different ergonomic settings.
Modelling movement and egress from restricted space settings
Teaching and Learning Anthropometry and body composition in various undergraduate modules
CPD (ISAK anthropometry and CIEHF Introduction to Ergonomics)
Industrial placement in ergonomics, 3D scanning and body composition
Honours projects
Postgraduate student supervision
Scopus Author ID 24466054200
Je-S ID 243549