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A Career in Human Factors

Dr Janette Edmonds C.ErgHF and colleagues talk about the attractions and benefits of a career in Human Factors and Ergonomics. To watch the video, please select here

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Selected Journal Articles

• Dul J, Bruder R, Buckle P, Carayon P, Falzon P, Marras WS, Wilson JR, Van der Doelen B.2012. A strategy for human factors/ergonomics: developing the discipline and profession. Ergonomics. 55:377–395

• Carayon P, Wetterneck TB, Rivera-Rodriguez AJ, et al. Human factors systems approach to healthcare quality and patient safety. Appl. Ergon. 2014;45:14–25

• Wilson, J.R., 2000. Fundamentals of ergonomics in theory and practice. Applied Ergonomics, 31 (6), 557–567. Russ AL, Fairbanks RJ, Karsh B-T. et al. The science of human factors: separating fact from fiction. BMJ Qual Saf 2013;22:802–8. 5

• Catchpole K. Spreading human factors expertise in healthcare: untangling the knots in people and systems. BMJ Qual Saf 2013;22:793–7

• Hignett S, Jones EL, Miller D, et al. BMJ Qual Saf Published Online First: [please include Day Month Year] doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2014003623

• Helen Vosper, Sue Hignett, Paul Bowie: Twelve tips for embedding human factors and ergonomics principles in healthcare education. Medical Teacher 2017; 40(4):1-7

• John McKay, Laura Pickup, Sarah Atkinson, Duncan McNab, Paul Bowie: Human factors in general practice - Early thoughts on the educational focus for specialty training and beyond. Education for Primary Care 2016; 27(3)

• Sue Hignett, Alexandra Lang, Laura Pickup, Christine Ives, Mike Fray, Celine McKeown, Sarah Tapley, Matthew Woodward, Paul Bowie: More Holes than Cheese. What prevents the delivery of effective, high quality, and safe healthcare in England? Ergonomics 2016; 61(1)

• Hignett, S., Jones, E., Miller, D., Wolf, L., Modi, C., Shahzad, MW, Banerjee, J., Buckle, P., Catchpole, K. (2015) Human Factors & Ergonomics and Quality Improvement Science: Integrating Approaches for Safety in Healthcare. BMJ Quality & Safety 24, 4, 250-254