The planned July 2022 conference is being postponed to July 2023. This being due to the uncertainty of our covid climate and for both presenters and attendees making commitments to travel.
We are however, trying to put together a one day mini-get together or mini-conference the day prior to HASANZ in November in Wellington. More to come on this as we develop our presentation line up.
UPCOMING WEBINAR: Stephven Kolose
We have an upcoming webinar presented by Stephven Kolose.
When: 23 February 2022
Time: 11am to 12pm
The presentation will be focussing on a project I conducted for both the NZDF and my PhD. The project was named the New Zealand Defence Force Anthropometry Survey (NZDFAS). I will be covering the background, development, methodology and implementation of the survey. I will conclude with a short discussion on what this will mean for ergonomics in NZ.
Stephven has spent over 10 years as a Human factors scientist for the New Zealand Defence Force specialising in ergonomics and anthropometric assessments of platforms (vehicles, aircraft and ships), clothing and equipment (PPE, uniforms, weapon systems); as well as safety practices. Stephven was the New Zealand representative for military human factors research for Air Force within the Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP) and 3D body scanning for NATO. He has a doctorate in 3D anthropometry and body scanning (AUT); and a master’s degree (Loughborough) in ergonomics (his thesis focussed on barriers/facilitators of HF uptake within the UK defence industry) and a PGDipErg from Massey University. He has also worked in small and large consultancies both locally and in Bristol, UK. He looks forward to being able to utilise this knowledge to assist New Zealand businesses with the design of healthier and safer workplaces based on real ‘kiwi’ body shapes and measurements.
I am now Senior Advisor for Human Factors and Ergonomics working within the Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) team, Health and Technical Service at WorkSafe.
I am currently researching Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WRMSDs) and how it can be defined and used effectively within WorkSafe NZ. I am also providing HFE support for various projects (e.g. construction, manufacturing, health and support to pacific-workers) in New Zealand.
Dr Stephven Kolose
Senior Advisor Human Factors/Ergonomics - Health and Technical Services
WORKSAFE: Restricted entry interval consultation: submission period extended
In determining new restricted entry intervals it is important that interested parties with the relevant expertise get an opportunity to review the material and make submissions.
Due to the significant number of substances involved, and technical nature of the information provided as part of this consultation, we have taken on feedback from industry and have extended the submission period untilFriday 6 May 2022.
The website and relevant documents have been updated to reflect this change. You can view the consultation by clicking the link below.
Advisor Behavioural Sciences Position - Waka Kotahi
- Are you looking to apply your specialist behavioural science knowledge?
- Do you have strong communication, collaboration and influencing skills?
- 9 months fixed term opportunity
- Role can be based in Wellington or Auckland
The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi
The purpose of this role is to apply your specialist behavioural science knowledge to help the Transport Agency deliver better outcomes for New Zealand. The focus of our behavioural team is to advise projects about how systemic factors come together to affect people's behaviour as they move around New Zealand, and how these relate to our intended outcomes. It will create and document knowledge about transport behaviour that will help the Transport Agency deliver outcomes more effectively over time.
HASANZ Conference - new conference dates confirmed
It’s on! We’re delighted to let you know that the new confirmed dates for our HASANZ CONFERENCE are Thursday 10 and Friday 11 March 2022. The conference will be held at a new venue – the iconic Dominion Museum Building in Buckle Street, Wellington, adjacent to the beautiful Pukeahu War Memorial Park. You may remember this building as the former National Art Gallery.
Behavioural Researcher/Human Factors Specialist - Job Opportunity in Petone
Transport Research Scholarship - Closing date is 12 November
Te Manatū Waka–Ministry of Transport and Waka Kotahi, NZ Transport Agency have established, and jointly fund, the Transport Research Scholarships. The scholarships were established to support students undertaking postgraduate research focusing on transport and its role and impact on Aotearoa New Zealand society.