Associate Professor Margaret Cook

Associate Professor

School of the Environment
Faculty of Science
+61 7 336 56086


Associate Professor Margaret Cook is currently employed as the Program Leader for Occupational Health and Safety Education, within the University of Queensland, Australia. Margaret initially qualified as an Occupational Therapist and completed higher degrees in Occupational Health and Safety and Ergonomics. She is a Certified Professional Ergonomist and a Chartered Generalist OHS Professional. She holds a range of Ministerial Appointments, acting as an expert on Government Panels and Committees, and is currently Immediate Past President of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia, and a Director of the Occupational Therapy Council of Australia.

Research Interests

  • Current Research Interests
    My research interests lie in the area of musculoskeletal health in the workplace. Past research has focused on the manufacturing sector, in particular food manufacturing. My currently interests lie in office ergonomics and the impact of new office environments on musculoskeletal injuries.


  • Master Health Science, Queensland University of Technology
  • Grad Dip Occupational Health and Safety, Queensland University of Technology
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Queensland University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, The University of Queensland


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Featured Publications

Book Chapter

  • Horberry, Tim, Burgess-Limerick, Robin, Storey, Neil, Thomas, Matthew, Ruschena, Leo, Cook, Margaret and Pettitt, Chad (2014). A user-centred safe design approach to control. The core body of knowledge for generalist OHS professionals. (pp. 1-25) Tullamarine: Victoria: Safety Institute of Australia.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Note for students: Associate Professor Margaret Cook is not currently available to take on new students.

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision