School of Aviation

Ms Amy Chung

Ms Amy Chung

B.Psych, UNSW; M.Psych (Org), UNSW; Psychologist (NSW)

Research Assistant / PhD Student

Room Number:  OMB 210
 UNSW Aviation, The University of NSW, Sydney NSW 2052

Research details

Amy is a Registered Psychologist with the NSW Psychologists Registration Board and has a Masters degree in Organisational Psychology. Her Masters research on the “Effects of Conflict and Cohesiveness on Nonprofit Board Effectiveness” was presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2009.

Amy has been working with Dr Steven Shorrock on developing and conducting an online questionnaire targeting Human Factors / Ergonomics (HF/E) practitioners on their application of scientific research findings published in peer-reviewed journals. The study aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice by:

  • Determining the usefulness of HF/E research and the most important barriers to the application of research findings, and
  • Presenting recommendations for authors on how to improve the practical relevance of their research.

Almost 600 usable responses from a range of industries were collected, spanning over 40 countries. The paper (in progress) has been accepted for the Ergonomics Society Annual Conference 2010.

Amy is extending the research with Dr Steven Shorrock on the scientist-practitioner gap and barriers to research application in HF/E as her PhD topic.

Amy is also currently working with Professor Ann Williamson, Dr Rebecca Mitchell and Dr Brett Molesworth on an ARC-linkage grant to develop and validate a tool to assess the involvement of human factors in clinical incidents related to patient safety.