Seppo Väyrynen

Dr. Seppo Väyrynen is a Professor of Work Science at the University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland since 1989. His other former employers comprise the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, for 12 years, and the Academy of Finland. He has Master's (1974) and Doctor's (1986) degrees in Engineering, the theses for which were addressed innovative working environment and ergonomics development, being linked to engineering design and management. In addition to heading a researcher group connected with Industrial Engineering and Management, and supervising doctoral students, he is teaching various courses in ergonomics, human factors, usability and safety at the Faculty of Technology. His main research interests include user-centred design, participatory approaches to development, safety-conscious design, safety management, integrated management systems (HSEQ), and quality of working life. He has published around 370 scientific or professional titles, including articles, book chapters, and two text books on ergonomics and usability engineering.