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 UniSC in 2015 and currently comprises various academic, teaching and research support staff and PhD and Masters students.
Sport and outdoor recreation
The sport and outdoor recreation theme represents an emerging strength in the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical SystemsCRIT
Transport and infrastructure
Flagship research theme of the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems. The Transport and Infrastructure theme is the Centre’s flagship theme with a range of leading edge research projects focused on the evaluation of road user behaviour, road infrastructure design and evaluation, the design of future vehicle and infrastructure systems, and the prevention of road trauma.
Defence, security and resilience
The Defence, security and resilience research theme in the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems.The Defence, Security and Resilience theme focuses on understanding a broad range of areas including cybersecurity, national security and identify theft, command and control, and disaster resilience.
Land use planning and urban design
The Land Use Planning and Urban Design theme is exploring and disseminating the value of applying Human Factors methods to study some of the perennial problems of urban planning and design.
Applying systems thinking theory to reduce occupational accidents
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Research students in the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems undertaking postgraduate study
Research partners of the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems
Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems research tools include Human Factors methods, driving simulation and VR, and a range of other technologies.
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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