Human Factors Research Group
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The Human Factors Research Group has a broad range of expertise across a number of disciplines including ergonomics and human factors, psychology, engineering, management and computing science. We can offer input to research projects, consultancy, advice and training in the following areas:

Virtual Reality and Simulation

  • Driving simulation and behavioural studies
  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality


  • Workplace assessment
  • Risk and safety analysis

Consultancy and Knowledge Exchange

  • Ergonomics and Human Factors Consultancy
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Bespoke Training Courses
  • Masters and PhDs


  • Modelling systems
  • User requirements and systems modelling
  • Safety and human functions analysis in complex systems

Physical and Cognitive Ergonomics

  • Anthropometric measurement
  • Understanding physical interactions in the workplace
  • Manual handling, DSE and WRULD Assessment
  • Workload measurement
  • Product design and safety
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Job satisfaction and design
  • On site user studies
  • Workload tool design and assessment
  • Situation awareness methods
  • Decision-making modelling
  • Behaviour change


  • Human-centred design and evaluation
  • Participatory approaches and co-design
  • Research methods and experimental design
  • User interface and interaction design
  • Design methods
  • Product design
  • Design and use of complex interactive systems

Indoor Environmental Quality and Occupant Satisfaction

  • Daylight, discomfort glare, and human physical (visual task performance), physiological (non-visual, circadian) and psychological (cognition, perception) responses to luminous stimuli
  • Occupant comfort and satisfaction with parameters of indoor environmental quality (IEQ)
  • Influence of factors unrelated to conventional IEQ on comfort, satisfaction and well-being
  • Adaptive behaviour and building performance simulation modelling
  • Indoor air quality measurement
  • Pollution transport modelling in buildings
  • Ventilation measurement and modelling
  • Air infiltration
  • Health consequences of home energy efficiency interventions
  • Indoor overheating
  • Building stock modelling

Urban Design and Sustainability

  • Theory and Practice of Urban Design
  • Design and Use of Public Places
  • Urban Identity and Place Making
  • Street Image and Place Attachment
  • Technologies in Urban Design Practice
  • Urban Environment Design
  • Urban Design for Sustainability
  • Environmental Assessment of Buildings and Urban Spaces
  • Sustainable City Living and Eco-Urbanism (social sustainability)
  • Sustainability in Architectural Education
  • Vertical Farming and Urban Agriculture
  • Social Architecture & Design

Sustainable and Green Technologies

  • Smart Materials
  • Smart Windows






Human Factors Research Group

Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham
University Park, Nottingham

Telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 4040