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Mr Gregory Ho


Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2521
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO19.158  

Gregory Ho is a Lecturer in Occupational Health and Safety and Public Health in the School of Medical and Health Sciences.

Current Teaching

Undergraduate Units:

  • HST1111 Population Health
  • HST1152 Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety
  • HST1154 Occupational Health and Safety Law
  • HST3503 Workplace Compensation and Injury Management
  • HST3358 Ergonomics and Work Design

Postgraduate Units:

  • OHS6130 Workplace Health and Safety Law
  • OHS6110 Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation
  • OHS6133 Human Factors and Ergonomics


Gregory Ho is an AHPRA-registered Occupational Therapist who began his career in 1999 with the Commonwealth Rehabilitation Service.  Between 2003 and 2013, he worked in the WA mining industry for Rio Tinto Iron Ore in the areas of occupational health and injury management.

Professional Associations

  • Human Factors & Ergonomics Society of Australia, Full Member
  • Safety Institute of Australia, Certified Generalist OHS Professional

Awards and Recognition

National and International Awards

  • 2018 – Safety Institute of Australia, Women in Safety and Health, Diversity & Inclusion Champions Award Recipient

University and National Teaching Awards

  • 2017 – ECU SMHS Staff Excellence Award for Innovative Solutions
  • 2015 – ECUlture Innovation in Teaching and LearningConference, 1st Place Winner


  • 2012 – Rio Tinto ‘Heroes’ Award Nomination
  • 2012 – WA of the Year Nomination for Community Services
  • 2009 – Rio Tinto Chief Executive Safety Award
  • 2007 – Rio Tinto Terry Palmer Award for Outstanding Innovation

Research Areas and Interests

  • Workplace Ergonomics
  • Teaching and Learning


  • Master of Research Practice, Edith Cowan University, 2017.
  • Master of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health, Edith Cowan University, 2012.
  • Bachelor of Science Occupational Therapy, Curtin University of Technology, 1998.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Ho, G., Reed, S., Cross, M. (2018). The ups and downs of modern mining: Describing the sedentary behavior of workers in a centralised mining control room – A pilot study. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 34(2), article no.34-263.

Journal Articles

  • Ho, G., Beatty, S. (2017). Podcasting to students working in the resources industry: a supplementary teaching strategy. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 33(1), 87-95.
  • Chatfield, M., Reed, S., Ho, G. (2017). A balancing act: a pilot study exploring fall incident rates and the potential role of functional balance screening tools and balance programs in reducing fall incidents rates in older workers in the steel manufacturing industry. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 33(1), 73-86.
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