We analyse, model and design complex sociotechnical systems to support the role of human operators or users of safety-critical systems.

Cognitive systems engineering

Our research involves intensive fieldwork and trialling innovations within high-fidelity simulation environments.

We work across a number of domains, which at present include the following: 


  • Designing cognitive aids to help clinicians perform neonatal resuscitation  
  • Improving auditory displays used by critical care clinicians  
  • Demonstrating the link between workplace interruptions and clinical errors  
  • Designing head-worn displays to help emergency medical personnel maintain awareness of their patients’ wellbeing  

Aerospace:  Determining crewing solutions for control of UAVs  

Find out more about UQ's Cognitive Systems Engineering Group (CERG).

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