Woodcock, Kathryn

Identity area

Type of entity


Authorized form of name

Woodcock, Kathryn

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence


Kathryn Woodcock is an Associate Professor at Ryerson University in the Occupational Health and Safety program, specializing in human factors engineering. Her NSERC-supported THRILL Laboratory studies applications of human factors engineering and human-centred design to amusement attractions, and she serves as the faculty advisor to the interdisciplinary Ryerson Thrill Club. Woodcock is a registered Professional Engineer with degrees from University of Waterloo and University of Toronto, a Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist, and a Fellow of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists. She is a member of national and international professional societies in human factors and ergonomics and has presented and published many papers relevant to human factors, error investigation, safety inspection, amusement attractions, and accessibility. Woodcock previously taught courses in Industrial Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology (New York) and Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Before joining Ryerson, she managed a research and policy unit in the Prevention Division of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of Ontario, and through the 1980s, she was a hospital vice-president, active in the Ontario health care sector. Her past governance and voluntary experience includes a variety of boards and councils in the areas of occupational health and safety, accessibility, and ergonomics. She has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship, the Citizenship Award from the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers and Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, and the Outstanding Alumni Medal from the University of Waterloo Faculty of Engineering.


Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area

Subject access points

Place access points


Control area

Authority record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion




Maintenance notes

  • Clipboard

  • Export

  • EAC

Related subjects

Related places