Dr. Seppo Väyrynen

Dr. Seppo Väyrynen is Professor of Work Science at the University of Oulu, Finland. Before that, he mainly worked for the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health. He has passed MSc, LicSc and DSc examinations in the faculty context of engineering sciences. The theses for the various academic degrees were dealing with working environment and ergonomics development, linked to engineering design and industrial maintenance management.

In addition to heading many research projects in the Research Unit of Industrial Engineering and Management, he is supervising doctoral students and MSc thesis workers. More than 20 doctoral candidates have passed the corresponding studies under his supervision.

His main research, and as well teaching, areas include ergonomics and human factors;  user-centred design; usability; participative approaches to development, design, innovations and management;  organizational development; safety-conscious design; safety management and culture; integrated management systems (HSEQ); working life issues, well-being and productivity at work.

He has published around 420 scientific and professional articles or book chapters (in English and Finnish).