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Research Group: Human Systems Integration


Focus of Our Research

Human Systems Integration (HSI) aims to embed Human Factors into all aspects of teaching and research in the Faculty of Engineering and Computing. The members of HSI have all been recruited on the basis of their international reputation in Human Factors, endowing Coventry University and the Centre for Mobility & Transport with a world-class capability in this area.

The activities of HSI do not just address the human aspects of the design of engineering solutions but provide a system-wide capability emcompassing:

  • Requirements Analysis
  • Human-Centred Design
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Training and Simulation
  • Accident and Incident Investigation

By taking a system-wide approach to Human Factors, the early incorporation of Human System Integration principles can not only enhance safety and performance, but also significantly reduce through life costs. HSI services all areas of the Faculty’s activities including Aerospace, Automotive, Computing and Production Engineering sectors.

In addition to its research expertise, HSI provides Human Factors courses for several undergraduate degrees and Continuing Professional Development courses to industry along with bespoke consultancy activities for a range of clients. They also offer a dedicated Master’s degree in Human Factors in Aviation (by distance learning) specifically developed with industry practitioners in mind, further supporting Coventry University’s mission to engage in applied teaching and research.  Details can be found here.


The Team

 Professor Don Harris Thumbnail

Professor Don Harris (Group leader)

Human factors, user interface design, user centred design, accident investigation, helicopter safety

 Dr. John Huddlestone Thumbnail

Dr. John Huddlestone

Human factors

 Dr. Alex Stedmon Thumbnail

Dr. Alex Stedmon

Human factors, transport and security, applied psychology and human-machine interaction

 Dr. Dale Richards

Dr. Dale Richards

Human factors, cognitive psychology, autonomous systems, unmanned systems

Dr. Steve Scott

Dr. Steve Scott

Aviation psychology, human factor concepts, safety management systems

 Dr. Rebecca Grant

Dr. Rebecca Grant

Human factors, human systems integration, aviation psychology, passenger and cabin safety

Publications

View our publications here.