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The Centre places significant emphasis on research training through our postgraduate study program comprising PhD and Masters degree projects focused on the application and/or extension of human factors and sociotechnical systems theory and methods.

We currently have the following PhD students exploring key human factors issues across a diverse range of contexts:

  • Elise Berber, A human factors approach to optimising talent development in football
  • Tony Carden, A systems approach to regulatory system design and evaluation
  • Dennis Desmond, Follow the money: Optimising cryptocurrency laundering interventions
  • Sarah-Louise Donovan (Monash University), Safety leadership and workplace safety
  • Eryn Grant, Accident prediction in complex sociotechnical systems
  • Elizabeth Grey, Forecasting system safety performance
  • Cate MacMillan, Independent living for adults with intellectual disability
  • Alison O'Brien, Distributed siutation awareness in emergency management
  • Nick Patorniti, Sociotechnical systems and main street urban planning and design
  • Erin Stevens, Systems thinking and ageing in place 
  • Brian Thoroman, Near-miss events in led outdoor activities
  • Judith Watson, Identify theft and continuation of internet use 
  • Matthew Woolley, A systems approach to accident investigation
  • Rachael Wynne, Visual attention in driving

We currently have the following Honours degree students exploring key human factors issues across a diverse range of contexts:

  • Katie Schultz, Addressing the barriers to translating research into practice in human factors and ergonomics 
  • Elin Pöllänen, Blame attribution for accidents involving autonomous vehicles

Recent PhD completions:

  • Clare Dallat, A systems approach to risk assessment in led outdoor activities, 2018
  • Scott McLean, The application of human factors methods to performance analysis in football, 2018
  • Adam Hulme (Federation University), A systems approach to running injuries, 2017
  • Timothy Neville, Distributed situation awareness in Australian Football Rules umpire systems, 2017
  • Margaret Trotter (Monash University), Improvisation in led outdoor activities, 2016 

For further information regarding our HDR program and opportunities to study within the centre please contact Professor Paul Salmon, (07) 5456 5893, psalmon@usc.edu.au or a theme leader relevant to your area of study.

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