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). In this interview,
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-person interview/montage and also first time using a complex media editor (in this case Davinci Resolve). Its not perfect, but certainly gives us something to build on for the next time.
An introduction to the 2022 programme, what can be expected and what are the opportunities.
We look back not only at 2021, but at all the podcasts to date and pick our favourites, as well as look at the other statistics such a location and popularity.
CPD deadlines are looming for 2021 and Dr. Fiona Cayzer gives us some insights into what we should be doing by the end of December. We also learn about what the Professional Affairs Board does in the CIEHF as well as about how she got into Human Factors.
An interview with Dr. Nora Balfe, and Dr David Golightly, the co-Chairs of the Conference Proceedings about what goes on in the background of organising the Ergonomics Conference and what 2022 is shaping up like.
Nick Roome is the creator and main host of Human Factors Cast, a weekly Human Factors podcast that looks at current news and events in the HF domain. In this interview he explains how the podcast came to being, how the different elements of it works,
2020 certainly delivered its own curveball challenges on many working fronts and trying to do Continuing Professional Development (CPD) from the bedroom or kitchen table was certainly "interesting". In this podcast, I am joined by Martin Thody, who is the CIEHF CPD lead, to talk about what CPD looked like last year and what we can learn from it in 2021. Martin is no stranger to the podcast, and in the back catalogue there are other episodes where you can find out more about his background. This podcast aims to kick of the 2021 series with good habits and useful discussion. Having said that, apologies for the sound quality of my side of the interview, clearly I didn't have the setup quite right in the office.
Steve Harmer is the Human Factors capability lead for BMT Defence and Security. He was the winner of the "H Rowbotham Award for Outstanding Contribution to HFI" in 2015, and possibly his most rewarding role was being Barry's first line manager when they worked at BAE Systems in 2004......(Steve may disagree...) Whilst starting with an Engineering Degree, we learn why he moved to Human Factors, and has never looked back. He is now the co-chair of the new CIEHF Defence Sector Group and we find out how the group came to being. We also look into the future and the technology challenges in HF. You can contact Steve through Linkedin here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-harmer-4ba7115
Many of us have been working at home for a week or so now, and perhaps the novelty is starting to wear off. In the coming weeks is when we will be at most risk of damaging ourselves, because we are "making do" at our dining table, bedroom or home office. To help steer us in the right direction, Kirsty Angerer, The Travelling Ergonomist took some time out to share with us some top tips, with a look at behaviours and culture as much as the specifics. More advice can be found from Kirsty on her website - https://thetravellingergonomist.com/ She is also very contactable on social media such as Linkedin and Twitter, just search for The Travelling Ergonomist. She also hosts her own podcast, The Travelling Ergonomist, and is one of the podcasts that inspired me to launch this one. Hopefully when life settles down again, we will collaborate on more topics :-)
Meeting the man with the mission of navigating the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors through the next five years. Dr Noorzaman Rashid is the recently appointed Chief Executive and has a mission to take the Institute through the next part of its journey. Noorzaman took some time to sit down with Barry prior to one of the Council meetings to discuss his background, his drive and motivation as well as an overview of the strategy for the next 5 years. Noorzaman can be found on linkedin here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/noorzamanrashid
This podcast is timed to coincide with the start of the CPD year and brings together two experts in CPD who are also involved with the CPD assessment process for the CIEHF. Martin Thody returns to bring his experience and is joined by Julia Clarke and brings her experience from the health sector where good quality CPD is not only a nice to have but a necessity for progression. This podcast is not the official opinion of the CIEHF and is only the opinion of the participants. Julia mentions Gibbs reflective model, an overview of that can be found here: https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/reflective-cycle.htm