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E/HF Theory And Practice (CIEHF Competence 2) Episodes

Understands theoretical and practice bases for analysis of human interactions.
Understands the theoretical and practice bases for (re)design of human interfaces (physical and
Understands the theoretical and practice bases for data collection and analysis relating to E/HF.
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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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. 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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Feb. 21, 2022

Human Factors in Agriculture - An interview with Jill Poots

A domain that has always held an attraction is Agriculture, and even more so with the development of technology that is being utilised to enable fewer people on a farm to do a lot more. From GPS enabled tractors to …

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Feb. 7, 2022

Working from home - getting serious about furniture - An Interview wi…

Working from home has been a necessity throughout the pandemic, but now the idea of Hybrid Working is the "new normal". As we move from necessity to normal, we should also be moving from the dining room chair to something …

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Aug. 23, 2021

Just Culture – An interview with James Hayton

Culture is something that influences everything we do, so having the right culture can really make or break a business. in this episode, Barry interview James Hayton, the Human Factors and Safety Culture lead at Baines Simmons Ltd (https://www.bainessimmons.com/). The …

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Aug. 24, 2020

AI and Digital Health SIG – An interview with Dr Mark Sujan

One of the areas where Human Factors is getting more traction is within the Healthcare sector. It is still a slow burner though with lots more work to be done, and this is getting more urgent as new technologies are …

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Aug. 3, 2020

Human Factors Trials – An interview with Vicki Wall FCIEHF

Many practitioners believe that working on Trials and Assessments, where equipment and systems that have been designed and developed are tested with users, are some of the most enjoyable parts of being involved in Human Factors. You get to see …

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