A/Prof Margaret Cook

Program Leader, Occupational Health & Safety Education

The University of Queensland

Associate Professor Margaret Cook is 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.
Margaret has been actively involved in occupational health and safety research and practice for over 25 years.

She has been employed in a range of academic positions at both UQ and Queensland University of Technology, and has developed and delivered both undergraduate and postgraduate programs. During this time Margaret has also consulted extensively to a range of organisations from government departments to manufacturing and retail companies. In 2002 she was awarded the Eric Wigglesworth Medal for outstanding contribution to OHS research, an award presented by the Governor-General of Australia.