Erin Stevens

Research Assistant

Erin is currently working her doctorate studies within the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems at the University of the Sunshine Coast( UniSC), with its completion in December 2022.

Her PhD thesis examines the impact of power on accident causation in health care, specifically in the medication administration system. This research focuses on extending current knowledge of teamwork and systems-based approaches within health care to improve performance and patient safety.

Prior to this higher degree research role, Erin has successfully completed her post-graduate master’s degree in health promotion, and holds two undergraduate degrees in education and human services.


Erin joined the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems in 2014 as a Research Assistant working on a variety of projects (i.e. rail level crossings, world cup soccer, road intersections). She is currently working with her Centre supervisor on a project which uses evidence-based resources and case studies to build capability to use systems thinking for the prevention of work-related violence in hospitals.

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