ORCa’s first study published in Ergonomics

Testing the impact of providing concurrent verbal protocols on driving performance We are excited to announce that the first on-road study that we conducted using our ORCa instrumented vehicle has just been published in Ergonomics. Driving studies, conducted both on-road and in driving simulators, are increasingly utilising the concurrent verbal protocol methodology, whereby participants are instructed to … More ORCa’s first study published in Ergonomics

If England’s exit is a catastrophe, lets treat it like one

The dust continues to settle around the England football team’s early exit from Euro 2016 at the hands of relative minnows Iceland. The media have been quick to judge, using such terms as ‘catastrophe’, ‘disaster’, ‘failure’ and so on. England’s manager Roy Hodgson resigned immediately after the defeat to Iceland and the search is now … More If England’s exit is a catastrophe, lets treat it like one

A Systems View of Performance in the Peloton

Clare Dallat, Amanda Clacy and myself have just returned from a fascinating weekend studying the Rush Women’s National Road Series (NRS) cycling team at the Battle on the Border stage race at Kingscliff. We were there to collect data regarding the team’s decision-making and situation awareness during the race stages. This involved observing the races … More A Systems View of Performance in the Peloton

Using network analysis to understand how goals are scored in football

Centre researchers have just published a conversation article on the use of social network analysis methods to understand the goals scored during World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Social network analysis is used to understand network structures via description, visualisation and statistical modelling. It involves looking at people (nodes) and the connections between them. Our World … More Using network analysis to understand how goals are scored in football

Do you want to help improve safety on our roads?

Road safety efforts in Queensland are focused on reducing the “fatal five” behaviours that cause road trauma: fatigue, drink and drug driving, driving while distracted or inattentive, speeding and not wearing seatbelts. We want to understand, from Queensland drivers, the reasons why people might engage in these fatal five behaviours. We also want to gather opinions about how these … More Do you want to help improve safety on our roads?

Report on Rasmussen-inspired analysis of led outdoor recreation incidents

We have just released our report presenting systems analyses of 12 months worth of led outdoor recreation incident data. The data was reported by organisations in the led outdoor recreation sector through our newly developed UPLOADS incident reporting and learning system. The incidents covered include injury incidents, illness incidents, and near misses. UPLOADS was developed … More Report on Rasmussen-inspired analysis of led outdoor recreation incidents

Evaluation of injury prevention strategies required

Input required from Led Outdoor Activity practitioners The UPLOADS project is a major collaboration between the Australian led outdoor activity sector, the University of the Sunshine Coast, and Federation University. The ultimate aim is to better understand and prevent the injury incidents that occur during led outdoor activities. Click here to see our valued project partners and … More Evaluation of injury prevention strategies required

Centre hosts UK Boffins

Professor Neville Stanton (University of Southampton) and Associate Professor Guy Walker (Heriot Watt University) are currently visiting the centre to work on a range of projects, papers, books and new ideas. As part of the visit we recently headed to USC’s Dilli Village at Fraser Island to conduct some pilot work for our forthcoming beach driving study. … More Centre hosts UK Boffins

Are Ergonomics methods still fit for purpose? Free access to our latest article

Our latest Ergonomics journal article examines whether Ergonomics methods are still fit for purpose given the shifting problem space and strong move towards systems thinking in Ergonomics applications. The link below gives free access to the full article for the first 50 people. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/haxWa8MxnZcNmv92BCYE/full Enjoy reading it and we would love to hear your thoughts Professor … More Are Ergonomics methods still fit for purpose? Free access to our latest article