Our director, Professor Paul Salmon, and adjunct member Professor Neville Stanton are spending this week and next week contributing to a seminar focussing on the role of human factors research in understanding and optimising future defence systems. The seminars are being presented by the Defence Science and Technology Group in the lead up to the launch of … More Human Performance and the Intersection of Technology in Defence
Big congratulations to Tim Neville on his PhD graduation. We wish him all the best with his exciting future.
Over the past few years Centre members have published a series of short articles outlining our human factors and systems thinking research via The Conversation. These quick to read and easy to digest articles cover various topics ranging from transport safety, accident causation, automation, corruption in sport, land use planning and urban design, and sports performance … More Links to all Centre Conversation articles
Why do research in football? Travel to any corner of the planet and throw a round ball to a bunch of kids and they will instinctively know how to play football. It is important to billions of people and plays a significant role in attempting to change the world for the better. Despite the bad … More Make football, not war
From July to October 2013, I was in Kenya, residing on the edge of the spectacular Rift Valley in a small hillside town called Iten. Colloquially known as the ‘Home of Champions’, the purpose of visiting Iten, aside from improving my own endurance running ability, was to witness firsthand why the East Africans were the … More Running away from reductionism: Why the development and prevention of distance running-related injury is a complex problem
At the Centre for HF & STS, much of our work focuses on the design of new ergonomics methods to better understand safety and performance in sociotechnical systems. An “ergonomics method” is essentially a procedure for coding and interpreting qualitative data through the lens of a particular theory. For example, Rasmussen’s Accimap is a procedure … More The problem of reliability in the design of ergonomics methods…and a potential solution