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UniSA has significant international expertise in applied research and consultancy projects in Human Factors and Safety Management Systems.

We work across a wide spectrum of industries from defence, commercial aviation, road and rail transport, mining, production and healthcare. We focus on providing scientifically defensible solutions to real-world problems across both small and large projects.

Our basic research includes investigation into  the influence of cognitive processes on retrieval of information from memoryand our applied research investigates a wide range of human factors issues such as: how people use technology, why highly trained experts make errors, issues in safety culture, pressures on pilots in remote aviation operations, how people form situation awareness and how we build systems that are better protected from errors.