The Human Factors Research Group (HFRG) is a multidisciplinary, world-leading team comprising of specialists in: cognitive, physical and environmental ergonomics; architecture; urban design; building physics; psychophysics; psychology; engineering; computer science; and product design.
Core to our research is the application of human/person centred theories, methods and approaches to tackle contemporary, real world challenges faced by individuals, organisations, communities and societies, across a variety of application domains.
These include: transport; healthcare; education; the creative industries; manufacturing; natural environments; and urban settlements. We take a human/person centred, systems approach, employing applied field-based research methods and novel technologies (including virtual reality, prediction and simulation systems), to ensure design is appropriate, usable, efficient, effective and supports user/occupant health and wellbeing, thus enhancing the ways in which we live, work and play.
Our strong partnership links with the professions, industry and academia ensure that our research is relevant to the key stakeholders, whilst delivering both academic and societal impact.