Andrew Thatcher

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University of the Witwatersrand (http://www.wits.ac.za)
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Andrew Thatcher is an Associate Professor in Psychology in the School of Human & Community Development at the University of the Witwatersrand. He holds a BSc, MSc and PhD in Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand. His principal teaching interests are in the area of Industrial/Organisational Psychology (Engineering Psychology, Cognitive Ergonomics, Psychometric Assessment, Organisational Theory and Research Design). Andrew strives to integrate his teaching with his research interests and subsequently was the recipient of the 2004 Vice-Chancellor\'s Individual Teaching Award. He is currently the coordinator of the Honours in Industrial Psychology Programme. His research interests are in the domains of the psychological influences of technology adoption, the cognition of technological devices, and computer supported cooperative work systems. Two of his current research projects are looking at the feasibility of online conference systems and the psychological and cognitive aspects of technology adoption in illiterate people. Andrew is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as an Industrial Psychologist and is also a member of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society and the Ergonomics Society of South Africa. He is the Chairperson of the Fourth International Cyberspace Conference on Ergonomics (CybErg 2005, he was also Chairperson of the Third CybErg Conference, and a member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee for the Second CybErg Conference), and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Panel of HCII2007, HCII2009, IEA2009, and ICP2012. He was an Associate Editor of the South African Journal of Psychology and is currently co-editor of Ergonomics SA. He is a reviewer for Behaviour and Information Technology, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Ergonomics, Information Processing & Management, CyberPsychology & Behavior, Computers in Human Behavior, and the Journal of Industrial Psychology.

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1997
Publication period end
2007
Number of co-authors
5

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Publications

Fisher, James, Miller, Karen, Thatcher, Andrew (2007): Performance Monitoring, Supervisory Support, and Job Characteristics and Their Impact on E. In: Dainoff, Marvin J. (eds.) EHAWC 2007 - Ergonomics and Health Aspects of Work with Computers July 22-27, 2007, Beijing, China. pp. 48-56. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-73333-1_7

Thatcher, Andrew, Wretschko, Gisela, Fisher, James (2007): Problematic Internet Use in South African Information Technology Workers. In: Dainoff, Marvin J. (eds.) EHAWC 2007 - Ergonomics and Health Aspects of Work with Computers July 22-27, 2007, Beijing, China. pp. 339-348. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-73333-1_41

Thatcher, Andrew, Cour, Anthony de la (2003): Small group decision-making in face-to-face and computer-mediated environments: the role o. In Behaviour and Information Technology, 22 (3) pp. 203-218.

Greyling, Mike, Thatcher, Andrew (1997): Hierarchical Ordering of Internet Mental Model Categorisations. In: Smith, Michael J., Salvendy, Gavriel, Koubek, Richard J. (eds.) HCI International 1997 - Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - Volume 2 August 24-29, 1997, San Francisco, California, USA. pp. 261-265.

Thatcher, Andrew (eds.) Proceedings of CybErg 2005. The Fourth International Cyberspace Conference on Ergonomics September 15-October 15, 2005, Online.

Thatcher, Andrew (eds.) CybErg 2005 - The Fourth International Cyberspace Conference on Ergonomics September 15-October 15, 2005, Online.

Thatcher, Andrew (eds.) Proceedings of the Ergonomics Society of South Africas January 2006 Conference January 19-20, 2006, CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa.