Links to all Centre Conversation articles

Over the past few years Centre members have published a series of short articles outlining our human factors and systems thinking research via The Conversation. These quick to read and easy to digest articles cover various topics ranging from transport safety, accident causation, automation, corruption in sport, land use planning and urban design, and sports performance … More Links to all Centre Conversation articles

Running away from reductionism: Why the development and prevention of distance running-related injury is a complex problem

From July to October 2013, I was in Kenya, residing on the edge of the spectacular Rift Valley in a small hillside town called Iten. Colloquially known as the ‘Home of Champions’, the purpose of visiting Iten, aside from improving my own endurance running ability, was to witness firsthand why the East Africans were the … More Running away from reductionism: Why the development and prevention of distance running-related injury is a complex problem

The problem of reliability in the design of ergonomics methods…and a potential solution

At the Centre for HF & STS, much of our work focuses on the design of new ergonomics methods to better understand safety and performance in sociotechnical systems. An “ergonomics method” is essentially a procedure for coding and interpreting qualitative data through the lens of a particular theory. For example, Rasmussen’s Accimap is a procedure … More The problem of reliability in the design of ergonomics methods…and a potential solution