About Beyond Ergo


We help businesses improve productivity and labour costs by decreasing work-related pain and risk of injury claims.  We do this by going beyond traditional ergonomics to train the Personal Protective Behaviours (PPBs) individuals need for modern computer-intensive and increasingly sedentary work and supporting leaders in reviewing skills to ensure transfer as everyday workplace health, safety and wellness habits.

These are the new multidiscipline programs that go Beyond Ergonomics to build Self-Care Competencies for today’s mobile, computer-intensive and increasingly sedentary workforce.

CLICK HERETo download the Beyond Ergo Business OverviewBeyond Ergo: Redefining Health and Wellness for the Computer-Intensive Workplace


In the past, we have worked with contact centre consultants, small business administration staff, university professors, freelance journalists and writers.

Are you or your team required to spend significant portions of the day in front of their computer or laptops? Then we can work with you too.

What Do You Need Help With Immediately?

  • Neck, Shoulder, or Back Pain
  • Setting up your Laptop to work at home
  • Work habits and physical conditioning to relieve discomfort
  • Personalising office ergonomics to match your stature

If you want to feel better and work better now, and increasingly as you build these simple no-cost strategies into your new work habits – Click on this link – https://beyondergo.com.au/self-care-skills-training-screen-intensive-workers/ – to join our Virtual Ergo & Self-Care Implementation Workshop.


Founded by Dr Elizabeth Kirk (PhD) in late 2014, the company was initially called Practical Ergonomics but was renamed in February 2018 to highlight the need for holistic, multidisciplinary skill-based training. Training that enables trainees to quickly apply and personalise all the latest recommendations using multiple screens and wherever they choose to work.

THE PROBLEM | Our Twenty-First -Century agile, hot-desking, sit-stand, telecommuting (WFH), screen-intensive and increasingly sedentary workplace has created a level of health and wellbeing complexity current office ergonomics training was not designed to manage.

A BUSINESS SOLUTION | We help businesses, especially contact centres, reduce absenteeism, stress and attrition by training simple changes in ergonomic adjustments, work behaviours and skills, and physical conditioning exercises to decrease work-related pain, increasing comfort and productivity, and improving labour cost efficiency.

We do this as an outsourced health, wellbeing and productivity training service, building the new Personal Protective Behaviours (PPBs) knowledge workers need to stay fit for work and productive for screen-intensive work.

A PERSONAL APPROACH | Beyond Ergo – Ergo & Self-Care Implementation Workshops provide a new tier of training specifically designed to provide individuals with the new range of awareness, knowledge, work skills and behaviours, and physical conditioning exercises needed to eliminate or at least manage the multidisciplinary range of issues and risks needed to take greater personal control over health, wellbeing and productivity during screen-intensive work (and leisure).

These are the new Ergo and Self-Care Competencies for

today’s mobile, screen-intensive and increasingly sedentary workforce.


Elizabeth is one of Australia’s leading researchers and trainers in the new ergonomic and self-care competencies staff need to flourish in our increasingly mobile, screen-intensive workplace, with a special interest in contact centres.

Elizabeth started her career with a degree in human movement, before moving into experiential learning, and training and development.

Working as an in-house trainer and contact centre consultant with a major Brisbane finance and insurance company ignited her passion for exploring why existing office ergonomic interventions did not effectively reduce rates of work-related musculoskeletal discomfort and associated high rates of absenteeism, presenteeism, stress and attrition.

This resulted in Elizabeth undertaking a PhD at the University of Queensland, on the topic “Building Safe Computer Use Skills Training as a Management Strategy for Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Computer Users.”

Her ground-breaking office ergonomics research resulted in Liz receiving the Dean’s Award in 2013 at The University of Queensland.

Now, as the founder and lead training of Beyond Ergo, Liz and her team design and deliver programs and talks in a range of formats, including keynotes, virtual workshops, lunchtime talks, and programs specifically designed to enhance the skills of frontline leaders.

Keynote: The $7Billion Dollar Training Failure

In this fast-paced, highly-interactive keynote Dr Liz Kirk takes her audiences into just how using outdated and unchallenged training approaches to ergonomics and workplace behaviours is creating a $7Billion problem for all Australian industry. A master of translating what is required into how to do it, with frameworks easily understood by any audience, and practical strategies which make a difference for audience members the MINUTE they walk out of her rooms, Dr Liz Kirk’s’ signature keynote unlocks the simplicity in what needs to occur to shift from check-box training to personal responsibility when it comes to strengthening our workforce – instead of hurting them.

Driven by a passionate belief that NONE of us wants to live in pain, Dr Liz Kirk’s engaging, conversational style encourages a new perspective, and a shift to doing what will work in a multi-screen, highly mobile workforce for the leader in our corporate landscape – and most importantly the people whom we lead.

Delivered as short insightful talks or full-length keynotes to boardrooms, associations, or part of professional development programs, Click Here to view Dr Liz Kirk’s Keynote Speakers Show Real, Click Here to download Dr Kirk’s speaker profile.

Dr Kirk’s Position Paper

This position paper outlines the need for this new tier of training for screen-intensive work that bridges the gap between WHS and Wellbeing. Training designed to ensure employees have essential Ergo and Self-Care competencies enabling them to take greater personal responsibility for their health, safety and wellbeing at a time when, as our workforce becomes increasingly mobile, businesses have less control over their work environment and less able to support healthy work behaviours.  Click here to download the executive summary or full paper.

Capability Statement 

Click here for our detailed Capability Statement in PDF format. Key Company Facts. Discover how to update office ergonomics training covering modern multi-screens and mobile workforce, leading to decreased pain and absenteeism and increased productivity and staff engagement.

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