Schools and Ergonomics 

Recent years have seen increasing concern over the musculoskeletal health of schoolchildren. Weight of school bags, design of school furniture and the prolonged use of computers and other technological hardware have all been researched by the Robens Institute and advice is available.

Recent research studies include: 

Adamson, G., Murphy, S., Shevlin, M., Buckle, P., & Stubbs, D. 2007, Profiling schoolchildren in pain and associated demographic and behavioural factors: A latent class approach.  Pain, 129, 295-303. 

Murphy, S., Buckle, P., & Stubbs, D. A cross-sectional study of self-reported back and neck pain among English schoolchildren and associated physical and psychological risk factors. Applied Ergonomics, 38, 797-804