Dr Patrick Waterson
Reader in Human Factors and Complex Systems
Tel +44 (0)1509 228478
Location LDS 1.12
Dr Patrick Waterson is a Fellow of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He has a BSc in Psychology (First Class) from Lancaster University, an MSc in Knowledge-Based Systems from Sussex University and a PhD in in Human Factors from Nottingham University.
During his career he has worked as a Research Fellow and MRC Scientist at Sheffield University (1992-2002) and Head of Department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering in Germany (2002-2006). He joined Loughborough University in 2007. He is currently Director of the mini-Doctoral Training Centre on ‘Safety and Resilience’ and the ‘Human Factors and Healthcare’ short course at Loughborough. In 2014 he was awarded the William Floyd Medal from the UK Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors for outstanding contribution to the field of Human Factors.
Dr. Waterson is a Scientific Editor for the journal Applied Ergonomics and serves on the editorial boards of Cognition, Technology and Work, IIE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Science.
DSC101 Systems Ergonomics (Module Organiser)
DSP102 Human Factors and Systems (Module Organiser)
DSB502 Human Factors in Systems Design (Contributing Lecturer)
DSC118 Ergonomics of HCI (Contributing Lecturer)
DSP100 BSc Project (Supervisor)
DSA111 Study Skills (Tutor)
DSP100 MSc Project (Supervisor)
- DSA105 Introduction to Ergonomics (Contributing Lecturer)
Research Group: Human Factors and Complex Systems.
Link to google scholar: http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=D_f4thYAAAAJ&hl=en
Macroergonomics and its application to safety and resilience
Evaluation and application of systems ergonomics to healthcare
Measurement of Patient Safety Culture
Rail passenger safety
History of Ergonomics
Underwood, P.E., Waterson, P.E. and Braithwaite, G. (2016) ‘Accident investigation in the wild’ – a small-scale, field-based evaluation of the STAMP method for accident analysis. Safety Science, 82, 129-143 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2015.08.014
Waterson, P.E. (2014), Patient Safety Culture: Theory, Methods and Application. Farnham, UK: Ashgate.
Waterson. P.E., Robertson, M.M., Cooke, N.J. Militello, L, Roth, E. and Stanton, N.A. (2015), Defining the methodological challenges and opportunities for an effective science of sociotechnical systems and safety. Ergonomics, (Invited paper for special issue - Hopkinton Conference on Sociotechnical Systems and SafetyDOI:10.1080/00140139.2015.1011241
Fray, M., Waterson, P.E. and Munro, C. (2015), Macro and micro ergonomic outcomes in healthcare: unravelling the relationship between patient handling performance and safety climate. IIE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors.
Hettinger, L.J., Robertson, M.M., Waterson, P.E., Noy, Y.I., Dainoff, M.J., Leveson, N.G., Carayon, P., Courtney, T.J. (2015), Sociotechnical approaches to workplace safety: research needs and opportunities. Ergonomics, (Invited paper for special issue - Hopkinton Conference on Sociotechnical Systems and Safety). (IF = 1.674)
Christina, S., Waterson, P.E., Dainty, A., and Daniels, K. (2015), A socio-technical approach to improving retail energy efficiency behaviours. Applied Ergonomics, 47, 324-335. DOI: 10.1016/j.apergo.2014.08.003
Karsh, B-T., Waterson, P.E. and Holden, R. (2014), Crossing levels in systems ergonomics: a framework to support ‘mesoergonomic’ inquiry. Applied Ergonomics (Invited paper for special issue on systems ergonomics), 45, 45-54. (IF = 1.728). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2013.04.021
Waterson, P.E. (2014), Health information technology and sociotechnical systems: a progress report on recent developments within the UK National Health Service (NHS). Applied Ergonomics, 2, Part A, 150-161. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2013.07.004
Eason, K.D. and Waterson, P.E. (2014), Fitness for purpose when there are many different purposes: who are electronic patient records for? (Invited paper for special issue on electronic medical records), Health Informatics Journal. Health Informatics Journal, 20, 189-198, doi:10.1177/1460458213501096 (IF = 0.830)
Underwood, P. and Waterson, P.E. (2014), Systems thinking, the Swiss Cheese model and accident analysis: a comparative systems analysis of the Grayrigg train derailment using the ATSB, Accimap and STAMP models. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 68, 75-94, (IF = 1.964), doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2013.07.027