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16 May 2019

Design School Success at CIEHF Awards.

The CIEHF (Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors) awards identify excellent work in human factors and ergonomics.

Academics from the Design School were recognised for their research work in their areas of expertise.

Prof Sue Hignett won the Sir Frederick Bartlett award, nominated by Helen Vosper Senior Lecturer in Human Factors and Ergonomics of Robert Gordon University.

Sue’s win was for significant contributions to original fundamental, applied or methodological research, development and application of knowledge and scholarship in ergonomics human factors.

Her nomination highlights her extensive and world-leading research output in areas such as ambulance design, factors contributing to patient falls and the manual handling of patients

Sue’s contribution to the development of research methodology itself is clearly demonstrated through her publications and evidenced by her recent leadership of the CIEHF’s White Paper on the integration of Human Factors in Health and Social Care.

Dr George Torrens won the award for best paper. The Social Camouflage paper was written in collaboration with Ian Storer, Ruth Welsh, Salman Asghar and Karl Hurn. See more information here.

Dr Thomas Jun, Dr Patrick Waterson and Prof Roger Haslam were awarded the Richard Clive Holman Award which recognises the effective communication of system ergonomics in three animations. The animations were created on systems thinking in order to effectively communicate important system safety messages to a wide range of audiences in education and training. The videos can be seen here:

Two Contrasting Views of South Korea Ferry Accident

Systems Thinking – a new direction in healthcare incident investigation

Two Contrasting Views of a Safe Society - Which One would You Choose?

Congratulations to all.