Dr Clare Dallat

Phone: 0428 306 009

Email: clare@riskresolve.net

Originally from Northern Ireland, Clare joined the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems in October 2014 on an APA scholarship to study systems approaches to accident prediction methods. Clare has been a practitioner in the field of international Outdoor Education for 25 years and specifically works in the domain of Risk and Crisis Management. Clare directs Risk Resolve, a consultancy that implements research-informed, practical risk and safety management support for educational organisations, government agencies and regulators throughout Australia, North America, South East Asia and the Middle East. For close to twenty years, Clare held an executive risk management position with the Outdoor Education Group; a for purpose educational organisation that works with 50,000 participants annually on multi-day programs. It was this practical experience that led her to initially connect with the Centre; via the hugely successful UPLOADS project where Clare serves as a Partner Investigator on the Australian Research Council Linkage Grant.

In 2018, Clare became the first person outside of North America to be internationally awarded for her leadership, innovation, and service to wilderness education, receiving the Reb Gregg Award, presented by the International Wilderness Risk Management Conference. In 2019, Clare won the Tom Provins Award for Best Paper at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia (along with Prof Paul Salmon and Dr Natassia Goode). She is an Industry Research Fellow at the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems.

She completed her PhD in 2018 adding to her MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management from the University of Leicester, a BA (Hons) in Environment and Archaeology from the University of Wales, Lampeter, UK, and a Graduate Certificate in Transformational Leadership in Education from the University of Newcastle, NSW.

Research interests – Risk Assessment, Perception and Communication; Sociotechnical Systems, Elite Sports Systems; Leadership


Su, RX., McLean, S., Dallat, C. et al. (2021). Positive masculinity in the outdoors: applying a systems lens to evaluate an adolescent outdoor education program. Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education. https://doi-org.ezproxy.usc.edu.au/10.1007/s42322-021-00078-7

Dallat, C.  Jackson, J. (Eds). (2020). Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Adventure Risk Research Symposium. Wilderness Risk Management Conference, October 2020.  https://www.dropbox.com/s/u0yg47gow5uue34/2020%20ARRS%20WRMC%20Proceedings.pdf?dl=0

Dallat, C. (2019). Safety and Risk in Outdoor Education. In: Peters M. (eds) Encyclopaedia of Teacher Education. Springer, Singapore.       

Dallat, C., Salmon, P. M.,  Goode, N. (2018). The NETworked Hazard Analysis and Risk Management System (NET-HARMS). Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp.456-482 DOI:10.1080/1463922X.2017.1381197

Dallat, C., Goode, N., Salmon, P.M. (2018). “She’ll be right”. Or Will She? Practitioner perspectives on risk assessment for led outdoor activities in Australia. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning. DOI: 10.1080/14729679.2017.1377090

Dallat, C. (2018). Learning from Tragedy. Gray, T., Mitten, D. in The Palgrave International Handbook of Women and Outdoor Learning, Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education, 1st Edition.

Dallat, C., Salmon, P.M., Goode, N. (2017). Risky systems versus Risky people: To what extent do risk assessment methods consider the systems approach to accident causation?  A review of the literature. Safety Science. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2017.03.012

Dallat, C., Clacy, A. (2018). EAST in Elite Women’s Cycling Teams. In Systems Thinking in Practice (pp. 157-167). CRC Press.

Salmon, P. M., McLean, S., Dallat, C., Mansfield, N., Solomon, C. Hulme, A. (Eds.). (2020). Human Factors and Ergonomics in Sport: Applications and Future Directions. CRC Press.

Hulme, A., McLean, S., Dallat, C., Walker, G. H., Waterson, P., Stanton, N. A. Salmon, P. M. (2020). Systems thinking-based risk assessment methods applied to sports performance: A comparison of STPA, EAST-BL, and Net-HARMS in the context of elite women’s road cycling. Applied Ergonomics91, 103297.

Hulme, A., McLean, S., Read, G. J. M., Dallat, C., Bedford, A. Salmon, P. M. (2019). Sports organisations as complex systems: using Cognitive Work Analysis to identify the factors influencing performance in an elite Netball organisation. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living1, 56.

Salmon, P. M., Read, G. J., Walker, G. H., Goode, N., Grant, E., Dallat, C. Stanton, N. A. (2018). STAMP goes EAST: Integrating systems ergonomics methods for the analysis of railway level crossing safety management. Safety Science. Vol. 110, Part B, pp.31-46.

Salmon, P. M., Clacy, A., Dallat, C. (2017). It’s not all about the bike: distributed situation awareness and teamwork in elite women’s cycling teams. Contemp. Ergon2017, 240-248.

Schuler, M. E., Read, G. J., Dallat, C., Salmon, P. M. (2019). Using Cognitive Work Analysis to Evaluate Psychological Wellbeing in School-based Camps.

Slay, S., Mitten, D., Dallat, C., Salmon, P. (2020). Toward Transcending Paradigms: A Cultural Risk Assessment. In Dallat, C. Jackson, J. (Eds). Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Adventure Risk Research Symposium. Wilderness Risk Management Conference, October2020.  https://www.dropbox.com/s/u0yg47gow5uue34/2020%20ARRS%20WRMC%20Proceedings.pdf?dl=0

Clacy, A., Goode, N., Dallat, C., Finch, C., Salmon, P. M. (2017). The UPLOADS National Incident Dataset Annual Report: 1st June 2016 to 31st May 2017.

Read, G. J., Goode, N., Grant, E., Dallat, C., Carden, T., Naweed, A. (2018). STAMPING on EAST: Adding a Control Network to EAST to Examine the Safety Controls in the Railway Level Crossing System Lifecycle. In Systems Thinking in Practice (pp. 207-226). CRC Press.

Dallat, C., Goode, N. & Salmon, P. (2015). All about the teacher, the rain and the backpack… the lack of a systems approach to risk assessment in school outdoor education programs. AHFE 2015 Conference Proceedings ISBN: 978-1-4951-6042-4

Dallat, C., (2012). Risk Communication.   Dickson, T., Gray, T. in Risk Management in the Outdoors: A Whole of Organization Approach for Education, Sport and Recreation. Cambridge University Press, Melbourne. pp. 150 – 164.

Dallat, C., E. (2009). Communicating risk with parents: exploring the methods and beliefs of outdoor education coordinators in Victoria, Australia. Australian Journal of Outdoor Education. Vol. 13, No 1. pp. 3-15.

Salmon, P. M., Goode, N., Taylor, N., Dallat, C., Finch, C., Lenne, M. G. (In Press). Rasmussen’s legacy in the great outdoors: a new incident reporting and learning system for led outdoor activities. Applied Ergonomics. Accepted for publication 14th July 2015


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