Stephen  Burchill

Publications  : Journal Of Occupational Psychology, Employment and Disability (2005) “Will Moggie Help? An Evaluation Of The Usefulness Of The Manchester Occupational Guidance goals & Interest Exercise” by Stephen Burchill, David Hitchcock and Michael Hussey



2007     By Exemption



1999 - 2000             University of Birmingham          Birmingham, UK

n  Masters Degree    WORK DESIGN & ERGONOMICS


          1995 – 1996    University of Central England              Birmingham, UK

n        Postgraduate Certificate And Diploma    INDUSTRIAL LOGISTICS


          1991 –1994    Loughborough University                     Leicestershire, UK

n          Bachelor of Science (Hons.)   ERGONOMICS


    1988 -1989      SELTEC                                                            London, UK


Professional experience


2003 – Present  CENTRE FOR EMPLOYMENT & DISADVANTAGE STUDIES                                           Sheffield, UK


Usability Testing, Questionnaire Design, Literature Reviews, Job Analysis, Bid Writing, User Trials, Human Error Analysis

n    2001 – 2002  Aspire Consulting Ltd.                   Tamworth, UK

Consultant Human Factors Engineer

Defence Human Factors

n     1996 – 1996    CITY OF LONDON POLICE                London, UK

Research Officer

Value For Money Studies, Performance Management

n   1988 – 1991    LONDON BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK        London, UK

         Internal Consultant

Job Evaluation, Method Study, Work study

n 1986 – 1987  STAFFORD DISTRICT ACCESS GROUP      Stafford, UK

Access Officer

Assessment Of Planning Applications & Provision Of Technical Advice, Promotions


Since 2003, I have been employed as a Research Associate/Ergonomist with the Centre for Employment and Disadvantage Studies, the research wing of Yes2Ventures Ltd, a Yorkshire based social firm. CEDS are dedicated to high quality research aimed at social inclusion and improving the lives of those who are socially disadvantaged. They employ occupational psychologists, statisticians and ergonomists as research associates. Since I was employed, I have been engaged in projects for the Department of Work and Pensions, Department for Transport, and we are currently undertaking a project for the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee.

The project for the DfT was largely an anthropometric survey of occupied wheelchair and scooters utilizing photogrammetry software to precisely measure the dimensions. This work was conducted and completed in 2005 and is aimed at providing data and design principles for architects, engineers and designers of transport systems.

Work for the DWP has included the assessment of an interactive kiosk in which I generated design principles for all aspects of the kiosk from the physical dimensions, the HCI and elements of Health & Safety, through to undertaking user trials with user groups representing a number of disability types, with the intention of developing the most accessible design possible.

The project I am currently involved in for DPTAC in conjunction with other research associates is to devise and construct a disability awareness training module for frontline transport staff employed by rail operators, bus and coach companies, taxi firms, tram companies, inland ferry companies, for example. The project also addresses fear of crime on public transport by the disabled community encouraging better design principles and improved awareness amongst transport staff of the fears of disabled transport users.



References available on request.