Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems

The Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems was established in 2013 with the aim of developing a leading research capability in the areas of Human Factors, Sociotechnical Systems, and Systems thinking.

The Centre was officially recognised as a Tier 2 research centre by USC in 2015 and currently comprises various academic, teaching and research support staff and PhD and Masters students.

Sport and outdoor recreation

Applying human factors and sociotechnical systems theory, methods, and principles to understand and optimise sports systems

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Transport and infrastructure

Evaluating the design of future vehicle and infrastructure systems and the prevention of road trauma

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Defence, security and resilience

Understanding cybersecurity, national security and identify theft, command and control, and disaster resilience

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Land use planning and urban design

Land use planning and urban design

Applying Human Factors methods to study some of the problems of urban planning and design

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Organisational safety

Applying systems thinking theory to reduce occupational accidents

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Research tools

Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems research tools include Human Factors methods, driving simulation and VR, and a range of other technologies.

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Research students

Research students in the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems undertaking postgraduate study

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Research partners

Research partners of the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems

Research philosophy

The core philosophy underpinning the Centre’s research activities is the application of Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems theory and methods to optimise the behaviour of complex sociotechnical systems.

A significant focus of the Centre’s activities is on translating research findings into practice – ensuring that our leading edge research has impact and benefit in the real world.

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