Theme Leader, Organisational Safety
Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems
Adam Hulme is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems at the University of the Sunshine Coast. He has a background in Sports and Exercise Science (BSc, HONS) and Public Health (MA), and obtained a PhD in Sports Injury Epidemiology and Systems Ergonomics in August 2017. His doctoral program was completed at the Australian Collaboration for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP; Federation University Australia), which is recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as a world leading research centre. Adam’s current position is funded through an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project and involves the theoretical development and methodological refinement and testing of next-generation, systems-based risk assessment and accident analysis methods. Application areas for these new state-of-the-art methods and approaches fall within a diverse range of safety-critical work systems, including nuclear power, maritime, transportation (e.g., road, rail, aviation, maritime), the manufacturing industry, engineering, healthcare, sport, and urban systems. Following the robust scientific testing of new Human Factors and safety science methods, the next required step in future research programs at the Centre is to explore how to translate theory into practice with innovative safety management frameworks and models. In his spare time, Adam has a passion for cycling and enjoys exploring all that the Sunshine Coast has to offer with family and friends..