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1202 - The Human Factors Podcast

1202 - The Human Factors Podcast

Barry Kirby explores aspects of Human Factors, from practitioners in the field, through Processes and Tools that are useful (or not) and other Information and News that may be beneficial. For HF people to keep in touch and non-HF people to hear what we do.

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Recent Episodes

Jan. 30, 2023

Reflections on Human Factors applications - An interview with Steven …

Steven Shorrock gives us an overview of his career, with candid reflections on significant influences on his career. He reflects on how HF has evolved through his career and gives his thoughts on where it should go in the fut...

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Dec. 28, 2022

2022 in review - What have you been engaging with?

2022 has been a year of, hopefully positive, change, with 20 episodes covering a wide range of topics. In this review, Barry highlights some of the most popular.

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Nov. 27, 2022

The CIEHF - behind the scenes - An interview with Tina Worthy

Tina Worthy is the COO of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors. She shares with us just how the organisation has achieved so much especially considering the relatively small number of staff, and where she s...

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Nov. 14, 2022

Rail Investigations - An interview with Becky Charles

Becky Charles is an investigator with the Rail Accident Investigation Branch and in this interview she gives us insights into what the role is and how Human Factors is a key component of the overall team.

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Oct. 9, 2022

Proactive Learning - An interview with Dr Marcin Nazaruk

Current approaches to defining and understanding safety risk can be seen to rely heavily on incidents occurring or near misses being reported. Dr Marcin Nazaruk talks with Barry about a new approach he is driving called Proactive Learning, or in …

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Sept. 26, 2022

The Dirty Dozen - An interview with Michael Bates and Gordon Dupont

Michael Bates interviews Gordon Dupont about the creation of the "Dirty Dozen" the 12 main reasons behind why human error occurs.

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Aug. 29, 2022

Applying Human Factors on the ground - An interview with Suzy Broadbe…

Suzy Broadbent is a Fellow of the CIEHF with twenty years experience working in Human Factors across defence, rail and now healthcare domains. She gave the Institute Lecture at EHF2022. This discussion looks back at her career and then dives …

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Aug. 15, 2022

Publishing Human Factors books - An interview with Bob Bridger

We all have our "go to" reference book: but how do you go about writing and publishing such a thing? Past President of the CIEHF, Robert Bridger, gives us an insight into the art of writing, publishing and updating Human …

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Aug. 1, 2022

Human Factors in Iarnród Éireann - An interview with Nora Balfe

Iarnród Éireann, or Irish Rail, has its own share of Human Factors Challenges, and the person with the challenge of ensuring HF is kept up to standard is Nora Balfe. In this episode, Nora gives us an insight into the …

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July 18, 2022

RAF Safety and Just Culture

Over the past decade or so, the Royal Air Force has been going through a cultural evolution. In this episode, Ian and Avril give us an insight into how the implementation of Human Factors and the attitudes to safety has …

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July 4, 2022

HF in Rail - An interview with David Golightly

David Golightly is a lecturer at Newcastle University and works in the field of cognitive ergonomics, understanding the factors that make technology and systems fit for the intended user's needs and cognitive abilities.

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June 20, 2022

The Surgical approach to Human Factors - An interview with Peter Bren…

Professor Peter Brennan is a NHS Consultant Surgeon in Portsmouth, specialising in head and neck cancer. Barry talks with him to see how he is driving Human Factors approaches from his perspective. To date, Peter has published over 700 publications …

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