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Anjum Naweed

CPE, PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons)
Associate Professor
School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences
Appleton Institute
Adelaide
44 Greenhill Rd - Appleton Institute for Behavioural Science
Wayville, SA 5034
About Me

Anjum Naweed is an Associate Professor of human factors and a Certified Professional Ergonomist at the Appleton Institute for Behavioural Science in South Australia. He has over 15 years of experience across a range of industry sectors, complex domains, and occupational settings.

Anjum’s research has focused on trying to understand and enhance the way that people perform in complex, and often, highly safety critical environments. His academic research has sought to advance theories of applied attention and develop new methods for describing and understanding human performance. His focus on decision-making and knowledge representation is particularly concerned with the relationship between people and technologies, tools, environments, and systems, beginning with the user experience. Much of Anjum’s research is geared towards pragmatic outcomes; consequently, he is also given to studying system design, impact of new technology, and understanding ways of working in order to pursue practical advances that improve the way people function and interact with their environment in the real world.

Anjum has co-edited books, written over 100 peer reviewed articles and secured over $2.5 million in research funding in human factors and safety work. He currently serves a Scientific Editor for Applied Ergonomics and has been a Scientific Convenor for the Simulation Technology and Training (SimTecT) stream of the Australasian Simulation Congress on four consecutive occasions, Chair of the Transport community for the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia, and Scientific Advisor for the Australasian Centre for Rail innovation.

Anjum’s research has received numerous accolades. In 2012, he was awarded the Body of Knowledge prize from Simulation Australasia for best contribution to standards development, capture of best practice, or contribution to the simulation community. In 2013 he was awarded the CQU Opal Award for Excellence in Engagement, and the CQU Vice-Chancellor’s award for Outstanding Early Career Researcher of the Year. Anjum has also been a recipient of the Alan Welford Award from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia, and in 2015, their John Lane Award for major systematic contribution to advancing the science of human factors and ergonomics and its application in Australia. In 2017, he received the Best Overall Paper award at the 2nd Australasian Simulation Congress, and in the same year, the Ken Provins Award for the best paper and presentation at the 52nd Annual Conference of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society of Australia. In 2018, Anjum was awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Researchers and the Dean's Outstanding Research Award from the School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences, both in recognition of excellence in research activity, publication and engagement for a researcher in their mid-career.

Anjum’s current research interests include complex decision-making and knowledge representation in skilled work, transportation human factors, accident analysis and prevention, story-telling and narrative, creative and cultural applications of simulation, serious games & gaming concepts, and rail safety science. More generally, Anjum is interested in understanding the relationship between people and technologies, tools, environments, and systems, and practically translating this across the safety critical domains.

General
Background

Anjum Naweed obtained a BSc in Psychology at the University of Wolverhampton (UK) in 2002, and an MSc in Psychological Research Methods from the University of Plymouth (UK) in 2005.His theses explored the influence of auditory feedback on speed choice, violations and perceived comfort in a driving simulator. Following his Masters, he spent a year in Plymouth as a research scientist exploring alarm confusability in freight and passenger rail operations. In 2010, he obtained a PhD at the Human Factors unit in the Department of Psychology at the University of Sheffield (UK). Anjum is now an Assoc. Professor of Human Factors and a Certified Professional Ergonomist at the Appleton Institute for Behavioural Science, the Adelaide-based campus of CQU. His focus on complex decision-making and knowledge representation is concerned with the relationship between people and technologies, tools, environments, and systems, beginning with the user experience. He has used a broad range of quantitative and qualitative techniques over the course of his work and often converged them into mixed-methods to pursue theoretical and practical advances.

Universities Studied At

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sheffield (UK), 2011

Master of Science, Psychological Research Methods, University of Plymouth (UK) 2004

Bachelor of Science, Psychology (with Honours), University of Wolverhampton (UK) 2001

Universities Worked At

University of Wolverhampton

University of Plymouth

University of Sheffield

University of South Australia

Central Queensland University

Awards

2018: Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Researchers – Mid-Career Research Award, in recognition of contribution to enhancing and supporting research activities. School of Health, Medical & Applied Sciences, CQU (15 Nov).

2018: Dean’s Outstanding Research Award (Mid-Career), in recognition of excellence in research activity, publication and engagement. School of Health, Medical & Applied Sciences, CQU.

2017: Ken Provins Award, for It comes with the job: Organisational, job design and self-regulatory barriers to improving the health of Australian train drivers. Best written paper and oral presentation delivered at the 52nd Human Factors & Ergonomics Conference, Wollongong, NSW, Australia (26-29 Nov).

2017: Best Overall Paper Award, for the best paper across the SimHealth and Simulation Technology & Training Conferences at the 2nd Australasian Simulation Congress, Simulation Australasia.

2016: Best Student Paper Award, for Maximising the benefits of simulators in rail training – Steps toward a cultural, technical & pedagogical framework for improving their integration and use, awarded to Tony Mildred at the 21st Simulation Technology & Training Conference as part of the inaugural Australasian Simulation Congress, Simulation Australasia.

2015: John Lane Award, for a major systematic contribution to advancing the science of human factors and ergonomics and its application in Australia, HFESA.

2015: Australian Financial Review Higher Education Award: Industry Engagement – Highly Commended, for working with industry in a way that goes beyond standard commercial relationships and is genuinely reciprocal, mutually beneficial, and highly valued by both partners, AFR.

2015: David Ferguson Award, for best postgraduate project report in a peer-reviewed article, HFESA.

2014: Alan Welford Award, for best published journal paper on a human factors topic, HFESA.

2014: IRSE Australasian Section Best Paper, for Drive a Mile in My Seat: Signal design from a systems perspective. Presented in conjunction with the Winter Technical Meeting of the Institute of Railway Signal Engineers, 2014.

2013: Outstanding Early Career Researcher of the Year, Vice-Chancellor’s award for significant contribution to enhancing and supporting research activities, CQU.

2013: Opal Award for Excellence in Engagement, for demonstrating outstanding contributions to engagement by working collaboratively with community groups and/or organisations to achieve mutually agreed goals that build capacity, improve wellbeing, and produce sustainable outcomes in the interests of the community, CQU.

2013: Best Poster Paper Prize, presented by the biennial 10th World Congress on Railway Research (awarded from over 120 posters), WCRR Organising Committee.

2012: Body of Knowledge Prize, for the paper that best contributed to the standards development, capture of best practice or contribution to the Simulation community's body of knowledge, Simulation Technology & Training Conference, Simulation Australasia.

Media Citations

Bridie, L., & Naweed, A. (2018, Nov). Flattening the authority gradient between team workers. Track & Signal, 22(4), 64-65, Circulation, 7,000.

Naweed, A. (2018, May). Can safety be on the level? Railway Digest, 48-51. Circulation 25,000.Naweed, A. (2016, November). When do I put the brake on? [Training – Human Factors]. Railway Gazette International, 44-46. Circulation 7,000.

Naweed, A., & Aitken, J. (2016). Lookout! Institute of Railway Signalling Engineers Journal, 227, 2-8.

Cashman, D., & Naweed, A. (2016, June). The voice of the sea and the sound of the rails: Comparing the tourist experience of rail and cruise ships. Railway Digest, 32-35. Circulation 25,000.

Naweed, A. (2016). Strengthening rail safety through collaborative engagement. The Ergonomist, 550, 8-9.

Naweed, A. (2015). Communications, safety in the spotlight [Safety]. Track & Signal, 20(1), 63-65. Circulation 7,000.

Naweed, A., & Rainbird, S. (2015). Time conceptualisation in train drivers. [Research]. Industrial Engineer, 47(11), 48. Circulation 15,000.

Whale, J. J., McClory, L., & Naweed, A. (2015). On Bended Knee: Reducing the impact of workplace knee injuries. [Safety]. Australian Manufacturing Technology, 15(8), 63. CAB Audited Readership 40,000.

Naweed, A. (2015). Minimising the risk of a SPAD [Safety]. Track & Signal, 19(3), 64-67. Circulation 7,000.

Naweed, A. (2015). The human element in light-rail renaissance [Urban rail]. Track & Signal, 19(2), 18-19. Circulation 7,000.

Naweed, A., & Chapman, J. (2015, July). A closer look at train driver health. Railway Digest, 34-35. Circulation 25,000.

Naweed, A., & Filtness, A. (2015). Fatigue & sleepiness: Complex bedfellows [Safety]. Track & Signal, 19(1), 60-61. Circulation 7,000.

Naweed, A. (2015, January). Managing & mitigating SPADs: The Case of the Crooked Clock. Railway Digest, 46-47. Circulation 25,000.

Naweed, A., & Balakrishnan, G. (2014). White-knuckling it: The utility of training with fictional routes. Rail Express, 3, 41-43. Circulation 60,000.

Naweed, A. & Rashid, I. N. (2014, March). Unraveling the Driver Display Conundrum. [Technology and IT]. Rail Express, 1, 46-47. Circulation 60,000.

Naweed, A. (2014, March). Driven to distraction: Exploring error-producing conditions for SPAD-risk. Institute of Railway Signalling Engineers Journal, 198, 9-11.

Naweed, A. (2014, January). Error-producing Conditions for SPAD-risk. Permanent Way Institution Journal, 132(1), 14-16. Circulation 7,500.

Naweed, A. (2013, December). Future think: Imaging rail in tomorrow’s world [World Congress on Railway Research Feature article]. Rail Express, 4, 126-127. Circulation 60,000.

Naweed, A. (2013). Deconstructing the driver-signal dynamic. Permanent Way Institution Journal, 131(4), 16-18. Circulation 7,500.

Naweed, A. (2013, September). Our need for speed and romance with performance. [Rolling Stock & Rail Vehicle Design]. Rail Express, 3, 36-37. Circulation 60,000.

Naweed, A. & Every, D. (2013, June). “Two-up” driving: More than safety? [Safety, Standards & Regulations]. Rail Express, 2, 36-37. Circulation 60,000.

Naweed, A. & Rainbird, S. (2013, April). Give me a sign: Reflections on the driver-signal relationship. [Signalling & Communications]. Rail Express, 1, 52-53. Circulation 60,000.

Naweed, A. (2012, August). Engaging with train Simulation. [Research & Development]. Rail Express, 3, 66-69. Circulation 60,000.

Naweed, A. (2012, August). To SPAD or not to SPAD: that is the question… Railway-Research. http://www.railway-research.org/Topic-of-the-month

Naweed, A. (2012, June). Driving past the danger signal. [Safety, Standards & Regulations]. Rail Express, 2, 12-14. Circulation 60,000.

Naweed, A. (2012, March 27). Train driving: Where the metal meets the rail. RailAus. http://www.railaus.com/2012/03/ 27/train-driving-where-the-metal-meets-the-rail/

Naweed, A. (2012, January). Getting inside the head of train drivers. [Safety]. Track & Signal, 16(1), 32-33. Circulation 7,000.

Television & Radio

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Producer). (2019, March 6). [Rail safety interview with Anne Delaney]. Breakfast with Anne Delaney [Radio Broadcast].

Harris, J. (Producer). (2017, December 2). SCOPE: Science is Everywhere. Australia: Channel Eleven. Episode 27, Season 4 [Television series episode]. Australia: Channel Eleven. http://tenplay.com.au/channel-eleven/scope

Harrigan, C. (Producer). (2013, December 26). SCOPE: Science of T. Episode 2/175 [Television series episode]. South Australia: Channel Eleven.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation. (Producer). (2011, May 2). [Radio Break-In Interview with Sonya Feldhoff]. Afternoons with Sonya Feldhoff [Radio Broadcast].

Newspaper & Magazine

Anderson, J. (2018, Nov). Trespass and self-harm a major issue for rail. Track + Signal, 22(4) p.63. Circulation 7,000.

Belbin, B. (2016, April). Light Rail 2016. Railway Digest, p.7. Circulation 25,000.

Duboudin, T. (2016). Buoyant mood as light rail popularity soars. Track + Signal, 20(2), p.14.

Elder, J. (2016, April 10). Montague Street: a bridge too far? Sunday Age, Melbourne, p-20. Circulation 164,000^ people.

Dineley, J. (2014, May). Stopping runaway trains. KnowHow Magazine, p-11. CRC Association.

Morris, C. (2013, September 20). Train pressure: Driven by the time. mX Newspaper (Sydney & Brisbane Editions) p-2, News Corp Australia. Circulation 634,000^ people daily.

Previous teaching

Human Factors – Principles and Applications (BEHL 5050)

Safety Analysis and Research (BEHL 5054)

Occupational Safety and Statistics (BUSS 5211)

Human Factors & Safety Management Thesis I (BEHL 5058)

Human Factors and Safety Management Thesis II (BEHL 5059)

Professional Memberships

CPE Member of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society of Australia, 2012—current

Member of Simulation Australasia, 2012—current

Member of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors (CIEHF) (UK), 2012—current

Professional Interests

· Relationship between people and technologies, tools, environments, and systems

· Complex decision-making and knowledge representation/expertise in skilled work

· Human factors/ergonomics

· Systems thinking

· Workplace safety

· Occupational health and wellbeing

· Product design and evaluation

· Transport human factors

· Narrative and story-telling

· Creative and cultural applications of simulation

· Serious games & gaming concepts

· Driver behaviour and collision avoidance

· Accident causation, analysis and prevention

· Human computer interaction

· Complexity

· Risk and risk perception

· Rail safety science

Computer Software

Naweed, A. (2011). The Adaptive Train Research Enhanced Information Display & Environment Simulator - ATREIDES (Version 4.0) [Computer software]. Sheffield: UK: The University of Sheffield.

Edworthy, J., Hellier, E., Noyes, J., Aldrich, K., Naweed, A., Gall, B., & Metcalfe, R. (2005). Alarms & Alerts Guidance & Evaluation Toolkit. [Computer software]. UK: The University of Plymouth.

Industry Reports

Unsworth, C., Chua, J., Naweed, A., Gudimetla, P., Dawson, D. (2018). Promoting Transport for Victoria: Creating accessible bus journeys for mobility aid users – Report 3 [Technical Report]. Melbourne, AU: Public Transport Victoria.

Unsworth, C., Chua, J., Naweed, A., Gudimetla, P., Dawson, D. (2018). Promoting Transport for Victoria: Creating accessible bus journeys for mobility aid users – Report 1 [Technical Report]. Melbourne, AU: Public Transport Victoria.

Naweed, A., Unsworth, C., & Bowditch, L. (2018). G:Link LRV Driver Injury Study–Final Report. Gold Coast, AU: Keolis Downer.

Naweed, A. (2018). Near misses in remote locations: Level crossing incidents in the Pilbara [Interim Progress Report]. Canberra, AU: Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation.

Naweed, A., Unsworth, C. & Trigg, J. (2018). G:Link LRV driver injury study: Interim Report. Gold Coast, AU: Keolis Downner. Naweed, A., & Unsworth, C. (2018). G:Link LRV driver injury study: Review of historical work / reports. Gold Coast, AU: Keolis Downer.

Naweed, A., Gale, R. (2017). Near Misses in Remote Locations: Investigating rail level crossing incidents in the Pilbara – Phase One Final Report. Canberra, AU: Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation.

Naweed, A., & Dawson (2016). Mulgrave Mill Cane Rail Safety Risk Study. Carins, QLD. MSF Sugar.

Thomas, M.J.W., & Naweed, A. (2015). DPTI Public Transport Services – Signal 511: Human Factors Review of Relocation of Signal 511 (Final report). Westwood-Thomas Associates.

Naweed, A., Rose, J., Allan, M., & Larue, G. (2015). Evaluation of a level crossing enforcement system Part 1: Level crossing user behaviour study (Tech. Rep LC1). Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation.

Larue, G., Griffin, W., & Naweed, A. (2015). Evaluation of a level crossing enforcement system Part 2: Level crossing observational study (Tech. Rep LC1). Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation

Wullems, C., & Naweed, A. (2015). Preliminary hazard and risk analysis process for introduction of new level crossing technology. (Tech. Rep R2.121). Queensland, AU: CRC for Rail Innovation.

Naweed, A., & Rose, J. (2015). Tram-on-Tram Collisions – Investigating the contributing human factors at locations with complex and/or conflicting moves (Final Report). Yarra Trams, AU: CQUniversity Australia.

Naweed, A., & Rose, J. (2015). Tram-on-Tram Collisions – Investigating the contributing human factors at locations with complex and/or conflicting moves (Final Report). Yarra Trams, AU: CQUniversity Australia.

Bridges, K., Naweed, A., Rose, J., & Wilson, K. (2014). Driver Advisory System Human Factors Review (Final Report). KiwiRail, NZ: HFEx Ltd.

Naweed, A., & Rose, J. (2014). Tram-on-Tram Collisions: Interim Report (Version 1.0). Yarra Trams, AU: CQUniversity.

Naweed, A. (2014). Human Factors Assessment: Citadis (C-Class) Tram Master Controller (Version 1.0). Department for Planning, Transport & Infrastructure. South Australia, AU: CQUniversity.

Naweed A., Rose, J., & Balakrishnan, G. (2014). Safety case for Driver Only Operations: Simulator observations (Tech. Rep R2.117). South Australia, AU: CQUniversity.

Naweed, A., & Balakrishnan, G. (2014). Driving strategies and route knowledge critical learning opportunities: Simulator project suite Volume 3 (Tech. Rep R2.112; R2.113). Adelaide: CQUniversity.

Naweed, A., & Balakrishnan, G. (2014). E-Class negative transfer assessment report. Yarra Trams project (Tech. Rep Version 1.1). South Australia, AU: CQUniversity.

Naweed, A., & Rainbird, S. (2013). Managing and mitigating SPAD risk in rail operations (Tech. Rep R2.116). South Australia, AU: CQUniversity.

Naweed A., & Balakrishnan, G. (2013). Safety case for Driver Only Operations (Tech. Rep R2.117). South Australia, AU: CQUniversity.

Thomas, M. J. W., Naweed, A., & Balakrishnan, G. (2011). Rail level crossing radio break-in project (Final Rep.). South Australia, AU: CQUniversity.

Naweed, A., & Balakrishnan, G. (2012). Driving strategies and route knowledge critical learning opportunities: Simulator project suite volume 2 (Tech. Rep R2.112; R2.113). Adelaide: CQUniversity.

Naweed, A. (2012, July/August/September). The Driver and the Signal and ‘me.’ Reducing SPADs - a Team Effort [KiwiRail Quarterly SPAD Report], 17, 3-4.

Naweed, A., & Connor, A. K. (2012). Understanding train driver route knowledge: Simulator project suite volume 1 (Tech. Rep R2.113). Adelaide: University of South Australia.

Thomas, M. J. W., Balakrishnan, G., Clarkson, L., & Naweed, A. (2011). Rail level crossing radio break-in project human factors advice (Stage 1 Final Rep.). South Australia, AU: University of South Australia.

Bye, R., Naweed, A., Hockey, G.R.J., Farrington-Darby, T., Cox, G., Wilson, J.R. (2006). Human factors modeling of integrated rail operations (Tech. Rep. B3). Sheffield, UK: Department of Psychology

Editor

Scientific Editor Applied Ergonomics (ergonomics/human factors in the design, planning and management of technical and social systems at work or leisure), Elsevier, Impact Factor: 2.435), 2019—Present.

Scientific Editor Eat Sleep Work Journal (lifestyle science, relationships between sleep, diet, exercise, work, health and the environment) 2015-2018

Australasian Simulation Congress Proceedings Editor

2018: Lecture notes in Computer Science

2019: Communications in Computer and Information Science

Research Supervision
Accreditation

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • Psychology
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Other Psychology and Cognitive Sciences

At the level of Principal Supervisor


Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
Checking For Students Supervised
Research Interests
Psychology And Cognitive Sciences

Psychology - Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Human factors and ergonomics; Relationship between people and technologies, tools, environments, and systems; Complex decision-making and knowledge representation in skilled work; Workplace safety; Occupational health and wellbeing; Product design and evaluation; Transport human factors; Story-telling and narrative; Creative and cultural applications of simulation; Serious games & gaming concepts; Driver behaviour and collision avoidance; Accident causation, analysis and prevention; Human computer interaction; Complexity; Risk and risk perception Rail safety science

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