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Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
 

Robert Houghton

Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering

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Biography

Robert Houghton is a member of the Human Factors Research Group.

Teaching Summary

Module convenor

  • MMME4045 Work systems and safety
  • MMME4082 Ergonomics research methods

I also contribute to the teaching on:

  • MMME4071 Studying human performance
  • COMP4023 Horizon DTC Enabling Technologies
  • MECH3026 Management, professional practice, certification, safety and reliability
  • MMME2055 User-centred research and design

Project Supervision

  • BEng, MEng, HF/E (pgt), HCI (pgt), HF/E (pgt distance learning)

Course Management and Teaching Administration

  • MSc Human-Computer Interaction (co-director)
  • M3 Exam officers team (PGT courses)

Research Summary

I also carry out general Human Factors research as a member of the Human Factors Research Group (HFRG), and in collaboration with the Institute for Aerospace Technology (IAT) and Transport, Mobility… read more

Selected Publications

Current Research

I also carry out general Human Factors research as a member of the Human Factors Research Group (HFRG), and in collaboration with the Institute for Aerospace Technology (IAT) and Transport, Mobility and Cities (TMC@Nottingham).

Past Research

GO- SCIENCE I co-authored an evidence review on the human factors of shared transport for Government Office for Science (UK)

--> published report available here: Future of mobility: human factors of exclusive and shared travel

EU FP7 (SPACE) i-MARS: Analysis of Mars Multi-Resolution Images using Auto-Coregistration, Data Mining and Crowd Source Techniques

--> media coverage in Horizon Magazine: Researchers tackle The Martian's Science Fiction.

PEACHS (Philosophy and Ergonomics in Complex Human Systems) Together with colleagues in HFRG and Philosophy I was awarded a University Research Board Discipline Bridging Award to establish an interdisciplinary dialogue between philosophy and Ergonomics/Human Factors around themes of Concepts, Causality and Consciousness culminating in an international symposium on 6.6.2016.

TSB/RSSB DIGITAL RAILWAY Health and Prognostic Assessment of Railway Assets for Predictive Maintenance (HPA)

--> media coverage in Rail Engineer June 2016 http://www.railengineer.uk/2016/06/09/issue-140-june-2016/

EU FP7 (NMNP) USE-IT-WISELY: Innovative continuous upgrades of high investment product-services

TSB KNOWLEDGE TRANFER PARTNERSHIP with Integrated Transport Planning Ltd.

Before coming to Nottingham I worked in defence Human Factors (in particular C4ISR, Network Enabled Capability and search of environment) via the Human Factors Integration Defence Technology Centre (HFIDTC).

Future Research

I welcome enquiries from potential PhD candidates from Home, EU and international countries who are interested in the following research areas: Human Factors, Systems Ergonomics, Development of Ergonomics Methods.

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