Skip to main content

Michael Watterworth

Picture of Michael WatterworthMichael Watterworth is a dedicated Health Sciences PhD student at Ontario Tech University, specializing in Biomechanics and Ergonomics, with a focus on the automotive industry. His research aims to create practical ergonomic solutions to reduce injury risks for workers. He explores the potential of upper-limb exoskeletons to support overhead automotive assembly, and develops innovative equations to estimate exoskeleton support ranges and levels. Currently, he focuses on creating more-concrete ergonomic guidelines for overhead work tasks.

In addition to his doctoral studies, Michael contributes to university governance as a student member of Ontario Tech’s Academic Council and Graduate Studies Committee. His hard work has been acknowledged through nominations for the Tim McTiernan Student Mentorship Award, and the receipt of a doctoral scholarship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Outside of academics, he is an active member of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists National Student Committee. In his spare time, he enjoys playing volleyball, soccer, golf, and video games.