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