The Chairs of the IEA Standing Committees are appointed by the IEA President for his/her executive term. The Chairs appoint the members of their committee for the same term, under the guidance of the IEA officers.

Presently, the following six Standing Committees exist:

The Awards Standing Committee gives formal recognition to members of the Federated Societies that have made outstanding contributions to the field of HFE on an international level. There are annual and triennial Awards. Most Awards are granted after application from a Federated Society and approval or decision by  appropriate peers, chosen by the Awards Standing Committee Chair..

Chair: Kathleen L. Mosier, Immediate Past President

Co-Chair: Mario Cesar Vidal

The Communication and Public Relations (CPR) Standing Committee promotes  awareness of the IEA and HFE on a global basis.  It maintains interaction with international partner organizations, disseminates  IEA-related information, assists in developing and distributing IEA publications, coordinates donations of educational materials related to HFE, and conducting any other relevant activities.

Chair: Jonathan Davy

Co-chair and webinar programme coordinator – Sara Albolino
ECC and outreach coordinator – Sadeem M. Qureshi
ECC and outreach coordinator – Katie Buckley
IEA NewsBriefs editor – Sma Ngcamu-Tukulula
Strategic advisor – Noorzaman Rashid
Senior liaison with external stakeholders – Michelle Robertson

The Development and Promotion (DP) Standing Committee explores and coordinates new policy options and proposals, and assists in development and implementation of new programs and initiatives relevant to the function and effectiveness of the IEA. The DP committee develops and coordinates plans and proposals concerning IEA policies, operation, and structure, and assists in development of policy recommendations to better serve the Federated Societies and the international ergonomics community.

Chair: Elina Parviainen

Co-chair: Alexandr Volosiuk

Video about the DP Standing Committee by Chair Elina Parviainen presented at IEA2021


The International Development (ID) Standing Committee promotes, coordinates, and implements ergonomic activities in industrially developing countries by supporting local and regional initiatives concerning research, development, training, and conferences. The committee implements ergonomics development programs in industrially developing countries and collaborates with other IEA committees with interests in industrially developing countries.

Chair: Anindya Ganguli


Eng. Martin Rodriguez, Latin America
Prof. Paulo Antonio Barros Oliveira, Latin America
Prof. Nelson Ekechukwu, Africa
(with collaboration of Prof. Paulo Antonio for African Portuguese speaking countries)
Prof. Liang Ma, Asia
Prof. Jennifer Gutierrez, Asia

The Professional Standards and Education (PS&E) Standing Committee provides advice about ergonomics education and guidance on professional conduct. It promotes the development of and endorses professional certification schemes. With other members of IEA, the PSE has published a Code of Conduct.

Chair: Takeshi Ebara

Certification Subcommittee Chair: Marion Edwin


Prof. Joao Alberto Camarotto, Latin America
Prof. Tahar Hakim Benchekroun, Africa
Prof. Yassierli, Asia

The Science, Technology and Practice (STP) Standing Committee promotes and coordinates the exchange of scientific and technical information at the international level.

Chair: Nancy Black


Prof.  Rosemary Seva, TC’s
Prof. Karen Morales, Publications

Sub-committees: There are currently twenty-five special interest groups for specific areas of HFE, known as Technical Committees (TCs). These are open to all members of Federated Societies and have the task of facilitating the exchange of information between the members.

The Chairs of the IEA Ad-hoc Committees are also appointed by the IEA President for his/her executive term but these committees generally finish their work at the end of the presidential term.

The Future of Work Committee was formed in 2018 to investigate the current changes in the world of work and their HFE implications.


Prof. Andrew Thatcher, South Africa

Prof. Wei Zhang, China

This role was commenced in 2021 and aims to formalise the strategic planning of the IEA. The incumbent advises the officers and executive members.

Chair: Andrew Todd

This committee prepares the upcoming IEA triennial conference. The next conference will take place in Korea in 2024.

ChairMyung Hwan Yun

This person is appointed to advise the IEA Executive on website and information technology issues.

Chair: Takashi Kawai