The Centre and its members have been recognised for their innovative research and for their contribution to knowledge and practice. Recent awards include:


2021 Dr Eric Wigglesworth Memorial Lecture presented at the Australian Institute of Health and Safety
Annual Education Awards.

Professor Paul Salmon, who was recently named one of Australia’s top researchers. Full details here.


Cybersecurity TG’s Microsoft Best Paper Award. Oppositional human factors: Designing and evaluation interventions to disrupt DarkNet marketplaces. What a great piece of work and a fitting award, fantastic job everyone!


UK Chartered Institute for Ergonomics and Human Factors William Floyd Award for outstanding and
innovative contributions to human factors. Awarded in recognition of ARC Linkage funded research
program on railway level crossing safety.

HFES Microsoft Award for Best Cybersecurity Paper, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual
meeting, awarded for first authored paper describing a systems analysis of darknet marketplaces.

PROSE award finalist, award recognises “annually recognize the very best in professional and
scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content in 58
categories” (PROSE, 2019).


8 International Ergonomics Association award for research impacting practice. Awarded in recognition
of the ARC funded UPLOADS research program.

Clare Dallat received the Charles (Reb) Gregg Award for her contributions to risk management in the outdoor industry at the October 2018 Wilderness Risk Management Conference in Portland. 

NOLS, a Wyoming-based nonprofit global wilderness school that seeks to help individuals step forward as leaders,  praised Clare’s incredible career achievements in a press release this week. You can read the press release, which includes an overview of Clare’s approach to risk management, here.



It gives me great pleasure to advise that our team is the winner of  the USC’s 2017 Advance Award.

“Your team application has been assessed by a carefully selected group of your peers, and I have taken their expert advice that your contribution is worthy of an ASE award for Advancing the Student Experience. This award is for individual staff or teams who engage with students outside of the classroom or teaching environments to make an outstanding contribution that substantially improves their overall experience at USC”.

The Awards for Excellence in Research, which recognise outstanding contributions and achievements that have advanced research productivity and output, were presented to Associate Professor Gemma Read.

Read award

Tony Carden, Paul Salmon and Natassia Goode received the best paper award at the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors Annual conference for their paper ‘Setting the Standard: A Systems Approach to the Design and Evaluation of Safety Standards’. IMG_0616


Paul Salmon was awarded the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Australia’s Ron Cumming Memorial Medal for his contribution to Human Factors research and practice. Here is Paul receiving the award at the HFESA annual conference on the gold coast.


Timothy Neville was awarded the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s Alphonse Chapanis best student paper award at the 60th annual meeting in Washington for his paper on teamwork in AFL umpiring teams.


Amanda Clacy nominated for best student paper at the Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Conference 2015 (co-authored with Natassia Goode and Paul Salmon)

Nick Stevens, OLT citation awards in recognition for his significant contribution to USCs urban planning teaching programs

Nick Stevens, Best Art in Research, USC Research Week

Amanda Clacy and Clare Dallat, Joint winners of Best HDR presentation, USC Research Week


Paul Salmon awarded the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Vice Chancellor and President’s Medal for Research Excellence

Gemma Read, Monash Injury Research Institute 3 minute thesis winner

Paul Salmon received the Australian Aviation Psychology Symposium best paper award for a co-authored paper on decision making at rail level crossings


Paul Salmon received the Peter Vulcan Award for Best Research Paper at the 2013 Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference for a first authored paper on cyclist situation awareness. The award was judged based on the following criteria: scientific/ technical merit of the work, potential contribution to road safety, and originality of approach

Natassia Goode received the Best presentation award at the Faculty of Arts and Business Day,  USC Research Week


Paul Salmon and Gemma Read received the Australian Aviation Psychology Symposium best paper award for a co-authored paper on the Kerang rail level crossing crash

Paul Salmon received the Monash University Award for Excellence in Research by Early Career Researchers (Central Portfolios), August


Paul Salmon was nominated as a finalist (1 of 3) in the  Scopus Young Australian Researcher of the Year Award. Humanities and Social Sciences. Award based on last two years of research outputs, and involves research impact and esteem measures using the objective Scopus database


Paul Salmon was awarded the Monash University Accident Recent Centre’s Early Career Researcher Award 2009, and subsequently nominated for the Monash University Vice Chancellor’s ECR Award 2009.


Paul Salmon and his colleagues from the Human Factors Integration Defence Technology Centre consortium were awarded the Ergonomics Society Presidents Medal Award 2008. The Presidents medal is awarded to groups whose work has made a significant contribution to original research, development of methodology or application of knowledge within the field of ergonomics.


Paul Salmon and his colleagues were awarded the 2007 Royal Aeronautical Society’s Hodgson Medal and Bronze Award for best research and paper for a research project and journal article on the development of a method to predict pilot errors.