Inês de Castro Fernandes


Inês de Castro Fernandes is the lead Ergonomics Specialist at Novility, a hospitality training & tech pioneer, headquartered in the Netherlands. She holds a Master’s Degree in Human Movement Sciences from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy from Escola Superior de Saúde Jean Piaget in Algarve. In 2016, Inês was appointed for the University Research Fellowship (URF) by leading academics, which is a program developed for outstanding scientists at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. This is a token of appreciation for her achievements, and she used this opportunity to develop on a Neurorehabilitation project. At Novility, Inês is dedicated to the creation of ergonomic training for hotel teams, which forms an essential component of Novility’s interactive training solution. Her ambition is to raise awareness of the best ways to use one’s body during operational tasks in order to increase productivity, allowing for efficient and safe work practices. Inês is an Associate Ergonomics Professional (AEP)®, certified by the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE).

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Ergonomics & Technology: Connecting the dots to improve your hotel operations

Discover the importance of ergonomics awareness in raising hotel team health & productivity. Moreover, dive deeper into how this can best be facilitated with advanced technology and training delivery methods. During the presentation, one will also learn about the causes and impacts of work-related injuries in the hospitality sector, which is known for having some of the highest turnover rates.