The HFESA VIC Branch AGM (with presentation by Emeritus Professor Mike Regan) will be held on Thursday 7th October 2021 at 6.30pm via Zoom
Registration is required to attend this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The AGM formalities will commence at 6:30 pm and conclude around 7:15 pm.
This will be followed by a presentation by Emeritus Professor Mike Regan’s on “User-Centred Design of the Transport System to Reduce Road Trauma”.
Professor Michael (Mike) Regan is an Emeritus Professor with the University of NSW Sydney Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI). Prior to that he was Professor of Human Factors with rCITI, and before that Chief Scientist – Human Factors with the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB). Mike has Bachelor of Science (Hons) and PhD degrees in Psychology and Human Factors from the Australian National University and around 25 years’ experience in transportation human factors and road safety research and teaching – in Australia, France and the US. His current research interests include driver distraction and inattention, driver interaction with automated vehicles and human factors in road design and traffic engineering. Mike has authored and co-authored around 250 peer-reviewed publications, including 4 books, and designed and delivered in 2019 Australia’s first undergraduate course in Human Factors for Civil and Transport Engineers. He was the 25th President of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia and was, in earlier times, Chairman of the ACT Branch of the Society. In 2019, Mike was awarded Fellowship of the Australasian College of Road Safety for “His outstanding contribution to research, education and policy in transport human factors and road safety”. Mike returned permanently to Melbourne with his wife earlier this year, after 15 years away in Sydney and overseas.
Mike will presenting on a recent submission that he and Professor Ann Williamson prepared, on behalf of the HFESA, for the Joint Senate Select Committee on Road Safety Inquiry into Road Safety. The premise of the submission is that many of the “human errors” that occur across the transport system derive from systemic failures to design vehicles, roads and traffic management infrastructure form a user-centred perspective. In the Submission, Mike and Ann describe some high level, high impact, measures that could be implemented to ensure that, in future, user-centred design is at the very centre of vehicle, road and infrastructure design and thinking. Mike will be presenting their collective thinking in this area, and some preliminary research he has done relating to the topic.
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