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Alexandra Lang

Assistant Professor in Human Factors, Faculty of Engineering



Dr Alexandra Lang is an Assistant Professor in Human Factors (HF), specialising in the application of HF to Health and Social care. She has previously worked for Nottingham University Hospitals Trust (NUHT) as a Human Factors Specialist, integrating human factors into practice through applied projects in clinical context, research studies and training and education. Prior to her time working for the NHS Alex was a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Medicine at the University of Nottingham. Alex continues to be a Human Factors Consultant for the Centre for Healthcare Equipment & Technology Adoption (CHEATA) at NUHT.

She is a member of the Human Factors Research Group and is affiliated with the Horizon Digital Economy Research Centre and NIHR funded MindTech Mental Health MedTech Co-operative.

Alex sits on the Faculty of Engineering Ethics Committee and has held a variety of committee roles for external organisations including but not limited to - Chair of the Healthcare Special Interest Group for the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors 2016-19, Difficult Airways Society Human Factors Committee 2017-present.

PhD supervision covers a wide range of topics, not just health and social care domains. Recent multidisciplinary supervisions include work with School of English, Computer Science, Pharmacy and Medical School. Alex currently teaches on a range of modules - Advanced Methods in Human Factors, Human Factors and Usability Engineering in Medical Device Design and Regulation, Applied Human Factors in Healthcare Safety and Quality and User Centred Design and Research.

Human Factors Research Group - https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/human-factors-research-group/index.aspx

MindTech - https://www.mindtech.org.uk/

Horizon - https://www.horizon.ac.uk/

CHEATA - http://www.cheata.co.uk/

Expertise Summary

  • Human Factors in the design of systems, services and technology in health and social care.
  • User centred design of assistive devices and healthcare technologies (physical and mental health)
  • Inclusive ICT services
  • Cultural experiences of health and education services (specifically use and management of resources in low income economies/ contexts)
  • Safety and human performance and behaviour

I welcome enquiries from potential PhD candidates from Home, EU and international countries in the above areas.

Selected Publications

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