2007 By Exemption
n Diploma INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT SERCICES
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
n Certificate INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT SERVICES
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
Value For Money Studies, Performance Management
n 1988 – 1991 LONDON BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK London, UK
Job Evaluation, Method Study, Work study
n 1986 – 1987 STAFFORD DISTRICT ACCESS GROUP Stafford, UK
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.