2020 Research Symposium
Interested in learning about new Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) research findings and methods?
Want to put HFE and systems thinking into practice in your work?
Join us at our 2020 Research Symposium to take a closer look at how HFE and systems thinking research and methods can positively impact safety and efficiency in your workplace.
The Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems is convening a one-day symposium and two-day series of HFE methods workshops at USC Sunshine Coast, from Monday 10 February until Wednesday 12 February 2020.
10 February 2020
The symposium will include presentations from leading national and international experts in Human Factors. Keynote speakers will include Professor Neville Stanton, leader of the Human Factors and Engineering Group at the University of Southampton and Dr Stuart Marshall, Senior Research Fellow - Anaesthesia Teaching and Research, from Monash University. In addition, the symposium will feature presentations from the Centre’s research leaders, including Professor Paul Salmon, Dr Gemma Read, Dr Natassia Goode, Dr Clare Dallat, and Dr Nicholas Stevens. Presentations will cover examples of state-of-the-art HFE research being applied in practice in a range of domains including transport, healthcare, defence, urban design, workplace safety, and sport and outdoor recreation.
11-12 February 2020
Delivered by HFE experts, the workshops will provide attendees with hands-on training, practical guidance, and resources for applying HFE methods to address a range of key areas, including:
- Systems Analysis;
- Risk Assessment;
- Task Analysis;
- Human Factors Integration; and
- Human Factors Evaluation.
Across the three days attendees will hear from researchers and industry about the impact that HFE and systems thinking can make in practice.
This event will be useful for individuals and organisations that work in HFE, organisational psychology, safety management, accident analysis, risk assessment, hazard analysis, and the design of jobs, tasks, teams, equipment and organisations that optimise safety, efficiency, effectiveness and well-being.
Some of the outcomes of the three days will include:
- Current state-of-the-art research findings relating to HFE issues across domains such as healthcare, defence, transportation and urban design;
- Step-by-step guidance for applying a range of HFE methods for the design and evaluation of complex sociotechnical systems, delivered by experts in the field; and
- Networking with HFE researchers and professionals from across Australia.
Symposium attendance fees cover morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea for registered guests, including welcome drinks on Monday 10 February. All prices include GST.
|Registration||Early bird (closes 30 November 2019)||Standard (closes 27 January 2020)|
|Conference only (Monday 10 February)||A$395||A$440|
|Individual workshop (Tuesday 11 or Wednesday 12 February)||A$595||A$660|
|Conference and one workshop (Monday; Tuesday or Wednesday)||A$890||A$990|
|Conference and two workshops (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday)||A$1,385||A$1,540|
It is possible to attend the conference and workshops singularly or as a series, with discounts provided for attendance/participation over multiple days. Register online.
An early bird discounted registration will be available until Friday 30 November (10% discount).
If you have more than 3 members of the same organisation wishing to attend, please contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information on our group discounts.
Registrations will close on Monday 27 January 2020.
About the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems
Since it was established in 2013, the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems has been applying HFE theory and methods to optimise behaviour in many areas. A significant focus of our work is on translating research into practice – ensuring it has relevance, impact and benefit in the real world. The Centre’s research covers five themes:
- Transport and Infrastructure
- Defence, Resilience and Cybersecurity
- Organisational Safety
- Sport and Outdoor Recreation
- Land Use Planning and Urban Design
Centre researchers have received various accolades for their applied research, including the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Australia’s (HFESA) Ron Cumming Memorial Medal, the UK Chartered Institute for Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) William Floyd Award and the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) award for research impacting practice.
The Mantra at Mooloolaba Beach are offering delegates the following discounted accommodation:
- 1 Bedroom Superior Suite - $188 per night
- 1 Bedroom Ocean Superior suite - $212 per night
To secure the discounted rate please contact the reservations team on +61 7 5452 2600 or via email.
For more information please contact the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems:
Tel: +61 7 5456 5278