Assessment of stress and cardiovascular function in trainee pilots

"Adaptation of cardiovascular response to stress can contribute to imrpovement of task performance.

The project aims at assessing trainee pilot cardiovascular response (pulse rate and blood pressure) under various conditions of applied stress, and determining changes over time. Visual, auditory, mathematical and logical stimuli were applied, with differing responses. Not all subjects respond in the same way. It is planned to compare these test results with results of flight training assessment."

Creator
Dr. Lihong Kong
Supervisor
School of Biomedical Engineering
Level
PhD
Stethoscope

Human Factors and Ergonomics as a Scientific Discipline: The Relationship Between Theory, Research, and Practice

Human factors and ergonomics (HFE) is an applied scientific discipline with a strong emphasis on evidence-based practice. However, in reality, there is often a 'research-practice gap'. This is characterised by ongoing tension between researchers and practitioners, and low research utilisation in practice. A series of studies were conducted to examine the nature and extent of this issue. Study 1 was an international survey of 587 HFE professionals to examine the nature of the research-practice gap.

Creator
Dr Amy Chung
Supervisor
Professor Ann Williamson
Level
PhD
Typing on laptop

The Influence of Panic on Effective Decision-Making in Aviation

A MSc or PhD candidate will investigate the influence of panic on effective decision-making on the flight deck. Research will include both a literature review and primary data collection using the school's flight simulator.

Supervisor
Brett Molesworth
Level
PhD
MSc
Pilots in a cockpit