Ergonomics Practitioner of the Year Award Winners

For outstanding and innovative contributions to the practice of ergonomics

Brian Peacock Wins 2020 Ergonomics Practitioner of the Year

J. Brian Peacock, PhD, PE, CPE is the recipient of the 2020 Ergonomics Practitioner of the Year Award.  The Foundation for Professional Ergonomics (FPE) initiated the annual award to recognize colleagues who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the practice of ergonomics through their professional lifetime achievements and/or specific implementation projects. 

Brian has a background in ergonomics and industrial engineering which have provided a foundation for a long career in industry and academia, which included eighteen years in academia, fifteen years with General Motors' vehicle design and manufacturing organizations, and four years as discipline coordinating scientist for the National Space Biomedical Institute / NASA. He is a licensed professional engineer (PE), a licensed private pilot, a certified professional ergonomist (CPE), and a fellow of both the Ergonomics and Human Factors Society (UK) and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (USA).  He has authored over 300 journal articles, reports, book chapters and presentations, including books on Statistical Distributions, Automotive Ergonomics and Ergonomics in Design.  He retired as a professor in the Department of Safety Science at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, where he taught classes in system safety and applied ergonomics. He is currently a consultant in ergonomics and systems engineering and teaches classes at two Singapore universities.

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The Foundation for Professional Ergonomics was established in 2004 as a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing professionalism in ergonomics through educational activities and awards.  Our goals support the goals of BCPE, and we work closely with the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) on various ergonomics practitioner initiatives.  FPE attained an IRS 501(c)(3) status enabling tax-deductible donations from those sharing this dedication to professionalism in ergonomics. 
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