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Ester Ferrari
Works at Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Attended Università degli Studi di Torino
Lived in Torino
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Ester Ferrari, who is she?
Work-wise Ester Ferrari is an Organizational Psychologist and an Ergonomic Consultant.

My research interests lie in the field of ergonomics and human factors. Over the past few years I've been involved in many projects, always adopting a user-centred design perspective.

I've conducted several studies in different fields, from psychology, to human-computer-interaction, human-robot-interaction, HR development, collective competencies, cognitive ergonomics and usability.
Working with people from different backgrounds, both in Italy and in the United Kingdom, have helped me understand the importance of being able to listen actively.

  • Università degli Studi di Torino
    Ergonomics, 2003 - 2007
  • Università degli Studi di Torino
    Psychology, 2004 - 2004
    Licensed psychologist within Italy
  • Università degli Studi di Torino
    Psychology, 1977 - 2003
    BSc and MSc in Work and Organizational Psychology
Basic Information
Post-doctoral Research Fellow - Ergonomics
Ergonomic and usability studies - UCD methodology - Methodological research design - Human-robot and human-computer interaction
  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
    Research Assistant, 2009 - present
    Post-doctoral Research Fellow Organizing and conducting usability evaluations and research projects in the field of agricultural and forestry mechanization, focusing on implemented systems and/or early prototypes. Working on projects to enhance safety, operators’ well-being, productivity and efficiency in agricultural workplaces. Developing questionnaires, conducting test design, and qualitative and quantitative analysis.
  • University of Hertfordshire
    Research Assistant, 2007 - 2009
    Development of play scenarios and evaluation methods for robot-assisted play. Analysis of robotic technologies and methodologies to support child-robot-interactions. Main Projects: * IROMEC Project (Interactive RObotic social MEdiators as Companions) co-funded by the European Commission within the RTD activities of the Strategic Objective SO 2.6.1 “Advanced Robotics” of the 6th Framework Programme, aimed at developing a social mediator robot, empowering children who are prevented from playing to discover range of play styles from solitary to social and cooperative play. *AuRoRA Project, aimed is to engage children with autism in coordinated and synchronized interactions with the environment thus helping them to develop and increase their communication and social interaction skills.
  • University of Torino; Department of Psychology
    Collaborator, 2003 - 2007
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