Richard is Head of Human Sciences and Principal Ergonomics Consultant at the IOM.
Richard has widespread interests in aspects of the effects of the working environment on health, of which psychosocial risks and stress have been a long-standing feature (since his doctoral research into the alleviation of the effects of mental stress by physical activity).
Another major area of interest over many years is that of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, where there is a growing recognition of the important role of psychosocial factors in causation, retention at work and rehabilitation.
Recent Relevant Publications:
Graveling RA, Crawford JO, Cowie H, Amati C, Vohra S. (2008) A review of workplace interventions that promote mental wellbeing in the workplace. London: NICE.
Crawford JO, Graveling RA, Cowie H, Dixon K, MacCalman L. (2009) The health, safety and promotion needs of older workers: an evidence based review and guidance. Wigston: IOSH (Research Report 09.4).
Graveling RA, Crawford JO. (2010) Occupational health risks in firefighters. London: IIAC.
Belin A, Graveling RA et al (2011) Occupational health and safety risks for the most vulnerable workers. Luxembourg: European Parliament.
Guarinoni M, Belin A, Oulès L, Graveling RA et al (2013) Occupational health concerns: stress-related and psychological problems associated with work. Luxembourg: European Parliament.
· EU-OSHA: Introduction to psychosocial risk management in micro and small enterprises. Development of a multilingual campaign toolkit for raising awareness and motivation to manage psychosocial risks in Europe’s micro and small enterprises.
Links to other websites:
IOM website: http://www.iom-world.org/