Sara Pazell, BAppSci(OT), MBA, PhD, CPE
is an energetic, passionate, and experienced specialist in human-centred design. She is the managing director for Viva! Health at Work (work and product analysis with human-centred design for productivity, health, and wellness in industrial, organisational, and office settings, including workplace well-being programs). Through the analysis of human task requirements and knowledge of human performance, Sara advises structural designers (engineers, architects, interior designers) and organisational systems strategists how to provide for the best possible work conditions. She helps work teams and operational leaders discover their capacity for innovation or novel adaptation.
Sara is an Industry Fellow at the University of Queensland Sustainable Minerals Institute, an Adjunct Lecturer in Occupational Therapy within the School of Health and Sport Sciences at the University of the Sunshine Coast, and a sessional academic in health, ergonomics, wellness, safety, and business subjects with the Australian Catholic University and Queensland University of Technology. Sara is an expert faculty member for Australia’s only certified Wellness WiseTM Practitioner training, maintaining a focus on good work design.
Sara's credentials include: Doctor of Philosophy (Human Factors & Ergonomics), Master of Business Administration, Certified Professional Ergonomist, Bachelor of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy, and specialty credentials in strength & conditioning, fitness, yoga, wellness, training, & safety.