Over the past five years our researchers have published a series of short articles outlining our human factors and systems thinking research in 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 … More Read our work in the Conversation!
Researchers from our Transport and Infrastructure theme recently completed a four-year Australian Research Council funded program of research involving the application of systems Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) methods to understand and prevent the fatal five driver behaviours. The aim of the research was to use HFE methods in an integrated manner to develop new … More Applying systems thinking to the fatal five
Use this link to register for our 2020 Human Factors research symposium!
As part of a new initiative for the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems to share our work to a wider audience, we are recording presentations our researchers and PhD students have given at key international and domestic conferences. First up is Dr Scott McLean who recently presented ‘Beyond the tip of the iceberg: Using systems archetypes to understand … More Beyond the tip of the iceberg: Using systems archetypes to understand common and recurring issues in sports coaching
Much has been written regarding both the potential positive and negative impacts of fully autonomous, or ‘driverless’, vehicles. If we believe the hype, driverless vehicles will eradicate driver errors and help dramatically reduce the road toll. If we believe the naysayers, the road toll may initially increase rather than decline as driverless vehicles fail to … More Beyond the road: some of the wider societal impacts of autonomous vehicles
The Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems at the University of the Sunshine Coast will be holding a Research Symposium and a suite of Methods Workshops in February 2019. Discounts apply if you attend multiple days. Hear from local and international human factors experts who will be sharing emerging research findings and providing training … More Systems Thinking: Optimising Performance and Minimising Risk
Centre members have had a busy year writing and editing five new books describing our research in the areas of road safety and intersection design, incident reporting and learning, systems analysis with the Event Analysis of Systemic Teamwork, vehicle design, and land use planning and urban design. All five books have a strong focus on … More Centre members publish 5 new books
For most of us, driving to work will be the riskiest thing we do today – and the risk is higher for drivers under 30! Road traffic injuries are the eighth highest cause of death worldwide and the leading cause of death for people aged 15-29. In addition to this, 50 million people a year … More WHEN EXPERIENCE ISN’T ALWAYS HELPFUL: ATTENTION IN DRIVING
Congratulations to Scott McLean and Adam Hulme on your presentations at the USC Research Showcase, your research is making waves in the field, Ben Lane and Gemma Read on your Minute to Win it presentations, and Elise Berber on your fantastic poster in the student poster competition. We would also like to thank our fabulous panel … More USC Research Showcase High Performance Sport 2018