Dr Timothy Neville

Timothy is a PhD candidate currently testing and extending Distributed Situation Awareness theory and methods through the Officials in Sport sociotechnical system. By measuring and analysing the communication of AFL Field Umpires before and after they are provided in-game radio communication, Tim aims to enhance the Distributed Situation Awareness model and the Event Analysis of Systemic Teamwork (EAST) methodology. The project anticipates to identify recommendations for improved training, teamwork and workload management for officials.

Tim is currently on leave from the Defence Science and Technology Group after spending five years as a Joint Operations Research Analyst; applying operations research, systems analysis and human factors methods to support Australia’s operations in Afghanistan and East Timor. Prior to joining DSTO, Tim completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Computer Systems Engineering and a Bachelor of International Studies; both at The University of Adelaide.

Tim’s current research interests include:

  • Situation Awareness
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Command and Control
  • Dynamic Teamwork
  • Systems thinking
  • Technology in Sport