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Season 2

Oct. 5, 2020

Air! with Prof Paul Lewis and Jo Polson

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 …

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Sept. 21, 2020

HF Tools for Embedded displays – A discussion with Matt Jackson

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 …

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Sept. 7, 2020

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

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, …

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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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July 5, 2020

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

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 …

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May 7, 2020

Farming PPE – Inspiring future collaboration

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 …

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April 16, 2020

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

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. We then discuss how …

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March 29, 2020

When Podcasts collide – Working from Home Tips from the Travelling Er…

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 …

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March 16, 2020

Meet the CIEHF Chief Exec – Dr Noorzaman Rashid

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 …

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March 2, 2020

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

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 …

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Feb. 18, 2020

Automation and Human Factors – An interview with Dr Malcolm Cook

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 potential of Autonomy. …

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Feb. 3, 2020

CPD – Tips for 2020 with Julia Clarke and Martin Thody

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 …

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Jan. 20, 2020

The Nuclear Option – An interview with Grant Hudson

This episode looks at the issues surrounding the application of Human Factors in the Nuclear Industry. Barry talks with Grant Hudson, the Head of Human Factors at Cavendish Nuclear. He finds out more about Grants career, ambitions as well as …

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