Dr Clare Dallat


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 risk assessment methods. Clare has been a practitioner in the field of international Outdoor Education for the past 20 years and specifically works in the domain of Risk Management. For twelve years, she held the position of Director of Risk Management at the Outdoor Education Group; a not-for-profit education organisation that works with 40,000 participants annually on multi-day programs. It was this practical experience that led her to connect with the Centre; via the hugely successful UPLOADS project where Clare serves as a Partner Investigator on the Australian Research Council Linkage Grant.

Before commencing her PhD, Clare earned an MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management from the University of Leicester, and has a BA (Hons) in Environment and Archaeology from the University of Wales, Lampeter.

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


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


Best HDR Presentation – USC Research Week (2015)