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 including more than 80 on Human Factors and patient safety. His HF work has changed the delivery of postgraduate surgery exam delivery in the UK and abroad.
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.
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 utilising sensor technologies an...
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,
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 people nationally,
Tony Andre is the founder of Interface Analysis Associates and has decades of experience applying Human Factors in the healthcare setting. Additionally he also started the international symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare it 11 year...
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 the use of IOT technology to ensure the soil and water have exactly what is needed and when, as well as being able to predict weather windows for fertilising the land and harvesting crops. But its also a dangerous environment, with heavy machinery that is focused on cutting, mulching, squashing and shredding as well as simple things like pitch forks and animals that can do unpredictable things. Jill Poots, joined Barry to have a chat and give some insights into Human Factors in Agriculture.
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 that is going to properly sup...
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.
An interview with Professor Charles Musselwhite about his research into the design if public spaces and how we need to be thinking about the aging population. Not only embracing the fact that we all age, but that we should al...
Ian Peterman is the Autor of a new book, Conscious Design which has just launched. Conscious design is a philosophy Ian uses within his team, to create brands and products that restore and sustain our planet. This interview t...
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,
Paul Salmon is Professor in Human Factors and is the director of the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems at the University of the Sunshine Coast.In this interview he talks about how his interest in HF was sparked by Football boot design,
The modern trend of rushed lifestyles, fast food and fitness being for those who like to flex it in the gym could be drivers behind what some describe as a health epidemic.
Our Performance can be hugely affected by the amount of Sleep that we get. Yet it is one of those subjects that can be difficult to engage with, never mind manage. In this episode, Sarah Booth, an expert in Fatigue Risk manag...
In a Bank Holiday Special, Barry caught up with Alastair Somerville, a Sensory Design Consultant who injects a much broader vision on UX by asking the question of "what are people capable of" rather than what they are not. Alastair also talks about how his approach to delivering workshops, and gives us an insight into how his next series, called 'Workshop on a Card' is going to work. To get in touch with Alastair, his LinkedIn is here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alastair-somerville-b48b368/ To learn more about the workshops, see here: http://acuity.design/workshop-on-a-card/
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 discussion looks at what a Just Culture is all about, and how empowering your workforce to say what they think can have real benefits to the bottom line. James talks through the steps involved and how it should be implemented. To contact James, his linked in is here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-hayton-55865057 Within this, James mentions a FAIR flowchart - this can be found here: https://www.bainessimmons.com/aviation-consulting-services/smarrt-tools/fair-system/fair-system-download/
To have a successful user experience takes more than just a good user interface, it needs to have the user centred approach at the core of the product and the business. In this episode I talk to Lee Waters MS, who (at the time of recording as there is now an election) is the Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport, and more importantly for this interview, the lead for AI and Digital in the Welsh Government. We talk about the Digital Strategy for Wales and his motivation for driving it. It builds upon the "System Reboot" panel report which he led before becoming a minister. But he also reflects on the real world examples of why this is important, using the technology to solve residents problems, rather than just technology for technology sake. We also touch upon decision making during the pandemic and how that has been different, not only in terms of the technology, but the decisions themselves. As always, feedback is always welcome, just drop me a line :-)