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Human Capabilities And Limitations (CIEHF Competence 3)

Fatigue Risk Management – An interview with Sarah Booth

Sept. 20, 2021

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 mana…

Guest: Sarah Booth
Human Capabilities And Limitations (CIEHF Competence 3)

Sensory Design, Wayfinding and #WorkshopOnACard – an Interview with Alastair Somerville

Aug. 30, 2021

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. …

E/HF Theory And Practice (CIEHF Competence 2)

Just Culture – An interview with James Hayton

Aug. 23, 2021

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 Simm…

Guest: James Hayton
E/HF Principles (CIEHF Competence 1)

Users and Government Digital Strategy – an Interview with Lee Waters MS

April 11, 2021

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 ti…

Guest: Lee Waters
Human Capabilities And Limitations (CIEHF Competence 3)

Design for Everybody – An interview with CIEHF President -Amanda Widdowson

March 1, 2021

Being the CIEHF president is no mean undertaking, its a three year commitment, being the face of the Institute and representing members at different meetings and other organisations. But this year has been even more challeng…

Design And Development Of Systems (CIEHF Competence 4)

Virtual Humans – Should we be concerned? An interview with David Burden

Feb. 14, 2021

From engaging with "Commander Data" as a colleague, to future aggressors being machines like the Terminator, the Borg or Hal, the idea that computers will become more like humans and engage with us more naturally that a keyb…

Guest: David Burden
Professional Skills And Implementation (CIEHF Competence 5)

Continuing Professional Development in 2021 with Martin Thody

Feb. 1, 2021

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 jo…

Guest: Martin Thody
Design And Development Of Systems (CIEHF Competence 4)

Air! with Prof Paul Lewis and Jo Polson

Oct. 5, 2020

We breathe it every day and are very aware of the larger issues of air pollution and the future effect on humanity.  But what about the day to day, what does it do to the performance of the human body and how should we be me…

Guests: Jo Polson , Paul Lewis
Design And Development Of Systems (CIEHF Competence 4)

HF Tools for Embedded displays – A discussion with Matt Jackson

Sept. 21, 2020

When this was recorded, it was the 1st birthday of this podcast, so Happy Birthday to us.  There are precious few HF tools that are made with the input of HF practitioners who use them, but VAPS has been the mainstay of a nu…

Guest: Matt Jackson
Design And Development Of Systems (CIEHF Competence 4)

Human Factors in NASA -An insight into HF on the Orion Programme.

Sept. 7, 2020

Human Factors is applied to many domains, but perhaps one of the most challenging is the Space environment due to the very nature that it is not of this world.  That, coupled with a challenge of a new space race, firstly wit…

E/HF Theory And Practice (CIEHF Competence 2)

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

Aug. 24, 2020

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 availab…

Guest: Mark Sujan
E/HF Theory And Practice (CIEHF Competence 2)

Human Factors Trials – An interview with Vicki Wall FCIEHF

Aug. 3, 2020

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 Fact…

Guest: Vicki Wall
Professional Skills And Implementation (CIEHF Competence 5)

CIEHF Defence Sector Group – An interview with Co-Chair Steve Harmer FCIEHF

July 5, 2020

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'…

Guest: Steve Harmer
Human Capabilities And Limitations (CIEHF Competence 3)

Farming PPE – Inspiring future collaboration

May 7, 2020

This podcast is more of a case study, looking at the phenomenon that is the "Frontline 3D Farms" where Rob Venus and Dr Dimitris Pletsas  reacted to the drastic need for PPE to make it to the NHS Frontline.  In discussion wi…

Human Capabilities And Limitations (CIEHF Competence 3)

Using Cyber in Covid-19 Lockdown – a discussion with Amanda Kirby

April 16, 2020

Amanda Kirby is a systems engineer and the research director of K Sharp.  Whilst somewhat of a captive interviewee, she details her career path, and what drove her to engage in a traditionally male dominated workspace.   …

Guest: Amanda Kirby
Professional Skills And Implementation (CIEHF Competence 5)

When Podcasts collide – Working from Home Tips from the Travelling Ergonomist

March 29, 2020

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…

Professional Skills And Implementation (CIEHF Competence 5)

Meet the CIEHF Chief Exec – Dr Noorzaman Rashid

March 16, 2020

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…

E/HF Theory And Practice (CIEHF Competence 2)

Human Factors in Space – An interview with Susan Buckle, UK Space Agency

March 2, 2020

Susan Buckle is the Education and Outreach Manager at the UK Space Agency.   This is on the back of an enviable career at the European Space Agency.  In this interview she talks about the role of Human Factors in astronaut  …

Guest: Susan Buckle
Human Capabilities And Limitations (CIEHF Competence 3)

Automation and Human Factors – An interview with Dr Malcolm Cook

Feb. 18, 2020

This episode looks at the evolution of Automation and in particular some of the things we should be considering from the Human Factors Viewpoint. Dr Malcolm Cook joined me during his lunch-break to explore the perils and …

Guest: Malcolm Cook
Professional Skills And Implementation (CIEHF Competence 5)

CPD – Tips for 2020 with Julia Clarke and Martin Thody

Feb. 3, 2020

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…