Research Symposiums

Innovations in Human Factors and Ergonomics, 2022

Join us, September 15-16, 2022, for our annual Centre Symposium. University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, Queensland. This will be held as an in-person event in 2022.

The Symposium will host world leading international and national presentations in Human Factors and Safety Science. Our speakers include Professor Paul Salmon, Associate Professor Robyn Clay-Williams from Macquarie University and Associate Professor Gemma Read.

Day 1 – Thursday 15th September

Presentations from leading international and national experts on the latest innovations in HFE in areas such as healthcare, transport safety, workplace safety, defence, and land use planning and urban design. A specific focus will be on new innovations in HFE and how these can be translated in practice to optimise health, well-being, and performance. Full Conference dinner will conclude the first day (included in Full Conference and Symposium ticket).

Day 2 – Friday 16th September Workshops will provide expert guidance, training and resources in a range of core HFE and Safety Science methods, including AcciMap, Causal Loop Diagrams, the Networked Hazard Analysis and Risk Management System (Net-HARMS) and Work Domain Analysis. An introductory workshop on Human Factors and Ergonomics will also be provided along with a workshop on contemporary issues in Human Factors and Ergonomics.

Ticket types:

Full Conference:

Day one– Symposium ( Thursday 15th September) includes Conference Dinner

Day two– Workshops (Friday 16th September) one morning session and one afternoon session

Symposium Only:

Day one- ( Thursday 15th September): includes Conference Dinner

Workshops Only:

Day two– ( Friday 16th September) one morning session and one afternoon session

Human Factors and Emerging Risks Symposium, 2021

Our world is changing, and as a result, society faces several emergent personal, organisational, societal and global risks which threaten our health and wellbeing. Human Factors has a critical role to play in understanding and managing these risks. Our 2021 Human Factors symposium entitled ‘Human Factors and Emerging Risks’ includes a series of presentations from leading researchers and practitioners covering their work applying state-of-the-art Human Factors theory and methods in response to these emerging risks. Topics covered include the management of global risks (e.g. COVID-19) and natural hazards, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, control room design, accident reporting and analysis, and the development and validation of risk management methods. The research symposium is free to attend and will take place on-line via Zoom.

Wednesday, 14th July 2021, 6:30pm to 8:30pm ( AEST)

Human Factors 2020: At the Cutting Edge. Wow what a fantastic 3 day event February 10-12th 2020! Big thanks to all those involved in the planning and organising, and thank you to all our guest speakers and attendees. I think everyone can agree that our Symposium was full of interesting international and domestic guest speakers and workshops specialising in a range of Human Factors Methods. Keep an eye on this site for the 2021 Symposium details to come shortly. group photo 2 Presentations: Prof Neville Stanton: Models and Methods for Collision Analysis.
Models and methods for collision analysis
Dr Gemma Read: Walking and riding on the wild side. Gemma Read – Walking and riding on the wild side Dr Clare Dallat:  Don’t forget us! The challenges and opportunities in applying Human factors approaches in practice.  Clare Dallat_don’t forget us! Dr Sharon Newham: Systems thinking in action: Preventing patient handling injuries. Sharon Newman_Systems thinking in action Dr Nicholas Stevens: Human habitats and human factors: Optimising health, safety  and efficiency in the design and development of the cities we need. Nicholas Stevens_Human habitats and human factors