HFESA 51st Annual Conference - Healthy, Safe and Productive by Design - 6-9 November 2016 - Gold Coast, Queensland

Healthy, Safe and Productive By Design

51st Annual Conference  |  6-9 November  |  Gold Coast, Queensland

Conference Program

The 51 st annual conference of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia will be held 6-9 November 2016 at Crowne Plaza, Surfers Paradise on Queensland’s iconic Gold Coast. The theme is “Healthy safe and productive by design”.

The program for the HFESA 2016 Annual conference will consist of two keynotes, the Cumming Memorial Lecture, invited podium presentations, and up to 18 poster presentations and 6-8 half or full day workshops. Poster presentations will include a one slide, 3 minute, podium presentation.

Keynote Presenters

Prof Sarah Sharples

Professor of Human Factors in the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering and Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham.

With significant research in Network Rail, design and implementation of novel interfaces for railway control and rail simulation. Professor Sharples is President of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors, and co-editor of the leading ergonomics/human factors text, Evaluation of Human Work, 4th edition (2015).


Prof Sharon Parker

Winthrop Professor at the Business School, University of Western Australia.

Sharon is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. She is also an Honorary Professor and past Director of the Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield. Professor Parker is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Psychology. Professor Parker has published several books, including a Sage publication on job and work design, over 40 refereed journal articles, 35 book chapters, and numerous technical and practitioner publications.

Confirmed Invited Presenters

  • Dr. Neelam Naikar, Scientist, Centre for Cognitive Work & Safety Analysis
  • Dr. Jennifer Long, Visual Ergonomics
  • AProf Maureen Hassall, University of Queensland
  • Prof David Caple, Adjunct, Centre for Ergonomics & Human Factors, La Trobe
  • Prof Geoff Cumming. FAPS, Emeritus Professor, La Trobe
  • Ms Daisy Veitch, Anthropometrist, Flinders Medical Centre
  • Dr. Anjum Naweed, Senior Research Fellow at CQU Adelaide

Call for Abstracts

You could be a part of this event delivering your message to advance the fields’ body of knowledge through the gathered HFESA academic and practitioner community. Abstracts are now invited for consideration for poster or workshop presentations.

Poster Presentations

Poster presentations will include a one slide, 3 minute, podium presentation scheduled for two sessions on the first morning of the conference (Monday, Nov 7), with the accompanying posters on display during subsequent breaks. A maximum of 18 posters can be accepted. Posters will be selected for presentation based on abstracts received by the deadline.

Case studies describing the outcome and process of the application of human factors and ergonomics principles are encouraged, as well as descriptions of completed research projects. Poster presenters are also invited to provide a full length paper for inclusion in the conference proceedings. Full papers received by the deadline listed below will be peer reviewed. Papers received after the deadline may be included in the proceedings but will not be peer reviewed.


Workshops will be presented on Day 3 of the conference (Wednesday, Nov 9). Workshop proposals may nominate a 1/2 day or full day. Workshop proposals should include a description of the workshop aims and intended audience, content and process.


May 1 - Poster and Workshop proposal abstracts due to hfesa2016@gmail.com

June 3 - Selection of posters and workshops completed and feedback provided

Aug 28 - Full papers due for peer review

Sep 30 - Peer review completed and feedback provided

Oct 23 - Final papers due for proceedings

Nov 7 - Poster presentations

Nov 9 - Workshops          

Contact Us

Questions regarding the HFESA 2016 scientific program should be directed to:

Robin Burgess-Limerick via hfesa2016@gmail.com