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Senior lecturer, Rhodes University

Dr Jonathan Davy is a senior lecturer in the Human Kinetics and Ergonomics Department at Rhodes University. His research interests focus on understanding how sleep-wake behaviour is affected by various systemic demands in different contexts, including aviation, healthcare, adolescents at school, and the railway industry, and how to optimise sleep-wake behaviour to limit the effects of fatigue and sleep loss. Apart from his roles within the academic part of the university, Dr Davy is the immediate president of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa and the editor of the society's journal, Ergonomics SA, while also fulfilling the role of chair for communications and public relations for the International Ergonomics Association. He is also a member of the scientific committee for the South African Society for Sleep and Health.


  • –present
    Davy, Rhodes University


  • 2016 
    Rhodes University , PhD Human Kinetics and Ergonomics