- human factors and ergonomics
- sociotechnical systems
- accident analysis and prediction
- injury prevention in organised outdoor activities
- ethnography and interaction design
- qualitative research methods
Eryn is a Research Fellow with the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC). Eryn is assisting in the ARC funded UPLOADS project. The aim of the project is to develop, test, and implement an incident reporting and learning system for the led outdoor activity sector. The UPLOADS incident reporting system is now available for all organised outdoor activity providers in Australia. Providers contribute data to the UPLOADS National dataset, which is regularly analysed, reported and disseminated to the sector (http://uploadsproject.org/).
Eryn’s current research is concerned with systems theory, enhanced accident analysis and accident prediction in safety critical domains. She is completing her PhD at USC, investigating ways to forecast accidents before they occur applying methods of system thinking in accident causation to the outdoor education and recreation sector.
Eryn has 12 years’ experience in applied research and completed an honours degree (first class) at Queensland University of Technology that examined human interaction in digital environments. Eryn previously worked at the Australasian CRC for Interaction Design as part of a multidisciplinary team working on the design of new and emerging technologies.
You can also keep in touch with Eryn at:
- QUTPRA (Queensland University of Technology Postgraduate Research Award), 2003
- Golden Key International Honours Society, 1999