Dr. Poddar is a certified ergonomist, currently consulting with manufacturing and food processing members of the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC. Dr. Poddar has worked in multiple industries, universities, and government across the globe. With a Ph.D. in Industrial Ergonomics, she was a scholar of the Indian Council of Medical Research and holds an International General Certification in Occupational Safety & Health. Dr. Poddar previously worked as an ergonomics and human factors consultant with a leading multinational in the USA and ran an ergonomics consultancy business in Dubai. She is a frequent presenter on ergonomics and human factors issues and has published multiple papers and books.