Martin Mackey

Keynote Speaker, Occupational Health

Dr, University of Sydney, NSW

    Dr Martin Mackey is an Associate Professor of Physiotherapy in the School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney. A/Prof Mackey’s research is primarily focussed on work injury prevention and the promotion of workplace-based physical activity, and work ability in the context of an increasing sedentary and ageing working population.

    He is currently conducting a series of studies into the impact of activity based working office design on the health, behaviour and productivity of knowledge workers. His doctoral research completed in 2005, evaluated ergonomic and exercise approaches for optimising performance of manual work. A/Prof Mackey has published 93 peer reviewed journal papers, book chapters and commissioned reports and has received over $A1.5 million in nationally competitive, industry, government, and philanthropic research funding.

    He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. He has reviewed grants for the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Physiotherapy Research Foundation. He has supervised 13 HDR students to completion and he is currently supervising a further 5 PhD students. This keynote addressed is supported by an Australian Research Discovery Grant DP 190100705 Designing Offices Well, and his multidisciplinary research partners.