Eryn has 12 years’ experience in applied research investigating human interactions with technology and completed an honours degree (first class) at Queensland University of Technology. She joined the Centre in 2014 as part of the UPLOADS Project team. Eryn began her post graduate studies in 2015 in the centre receiving an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) to investigate human factors methods and accident prediction.
Prior to joining the Centre, Eryn spent almost five years at the Australasian CRC for Interaction Design (ACID) as part of the multidisciplinary team working on the design of new and emerging technologies. As a social scientist at ACID projects included location based games development and exploring dynamic content development methods. Career highlights to date included hanging out at INTEL in San Francisco for a day and presenting research at the prestigious Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE). Eryn is currently enjoying the new challenges of engaging in Human Factors and sociotechnical systems research, with particular interest in the predictive capacity of qualitative Human Factors methods.
Eryn’s current research interests include human factors and ergonomics; accident analysis and prediction; sociotechnical systems; Conversation analysis and ethnomethodology
Selected Publications (for full list see publications page)
Grant, E., Goode, N., & Salmon, P. M. (2015). A Fine Line between Pleasure and Pain: Applying a systems analysis to the Kimberly ultramarathon fire. Procedia Manufacturing, 3, 1132-1139.
Grant, E., Goode, N., Salmon, P. M., Lenné, M. G., Scott-Parker, B., & Finch, C. F. (2015). “How Do I Save It?” Usability Evaluation of a Systems Theory-Based Incident Reporting Software Prototype by Novice End Users. Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, 226-236.
Adkins, B., Smith, D., Barnett, K. Grant, E. (2006) Public Space as ‘Context’ in the Design of Technology for People with Cognitive Impairment Information, Communication and Society. Volume 9, Issue 3, 355-372.
Adkins, B. and Grant, E. (2007) Backpackers as a community of strangers: The interaction order of an online backpacker notice board Qualitative Sociology Review Volume 3, Issue 2, 189-201