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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.

Recent Episodes

E/HF Theory And Practice (CIEHF Competence 2)

The Surgical approach to Human Factors - An interview with Peter Brennan

June 20, 2022

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 publi…

Guest: Peter BRENNAN
Professional Skills And Implementation (CIEHF Competence 5)

HFES - The Presidents Perspective - An interview with Chris Reid

June 6, 2022

Chris Reid is the Human Factors and Ergonomics Boeing Technical Fellow within the Environment, Health and Safety organization at Boeing. He is also the current President at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES). …

Professional Skills And Implementation (CIEHF Competence 5)

Ergonomics and Human Factors Conference 2022 - Review

May 23, 2022

Barry talks to attendees and some of the key people behind the scenes about putting together EHF 2022 and what they thought of the result. Fair warning, this is the first time ever that Barry has put together a multi-pers…

Design And Development Of Systems (CIEHF Competence 4)

Farming, Decision Making and IOT - An interview with John Owen

April 18, 2022

In this podcast, Barry interviews John Owen, Project Manager at Gelli Aur Farm, Coleg Sir Gar, where they teach agriculture students about using future technologies in farming, as well as providing cutting edge research util…

Guest: John Owen
Human Capabilities And Limitations (CIEHF Competence 3)

The Burning Issue - An Interview with Nick Rutter from Fire Angel

April 4, 2022

Humans are currently blamed for the majority of damaging dwelling fires. An underlying reason behind that is a lack of knowledge of how people behave when waking up bleary eyed to a smoke or fire alarm. Nick Rutter,

Guest: Nick Rutter
Design And Development Of Systems (CIEHF Competence 4)

Supporting Musculoskeletal Health - an interview with FLX Health and Arco

March 21, 2022

In this interview, the topic of musculoskeletal disorders are a leading cause of occupational ill health in the UK, accounting for 30% of all work-related ill health cases and 27% of lost working days. Affecting 14.9 million…

Recent Blog Posts

10,000 Audio Downloads

This is an amazing milestone to hit.  According to our Audio host, Bluberry, there have been over 10,000 downloads of 1202 podcast episodes.  A…

1202 Human Factors Podcast Statistics 2021

A roundup of listenership of 1202 - The Human Factors Podcast up to the end of December 2021.

Categories and competencies

Having had a lot of categories and no real way of controlling them, I have been pondering about what would be a more sensible approach, what would be use…

About the Host

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Barry Kirby

Barry has 20 years experience in the Human Factors domain, and has been the Managing Director of K Sharp since 2011. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors and a Chartered Ergonomist as well as a Chartered Engineer.