Mackie Research specialises in human systems research and consultancy projects
We have specialist expertise in:
Transport: Road safety systems, active transport, schools, user-friendly transport infrastructure and systems, truck driver requirements, health and transport, driving for work
Human systems and ergonomics: Equipment and environmental change evaluation, workplace systems, urban systems, sport and recreation, biomechanics, technology usability
Evaluations: Formative, process and outcome evaluation of interventions, programmes and initiatives in the transport, sport and recreation, education and health sectors
Innovating Streets for People
Testing and trialling new ideas is difficult, and getting new ideas into practise is even trickier. We've learned this first hand through a range of trial or demonstration projects over the years. So it's great to be continuing to assist Waka Kotahi (NZ Transport Agency) and other delivery partners to provide programme and project level support.
ACTIVATION - National Science Challenge
Mackie Research has commenced a collaboration called ACTIVATION (Activating Change Through InterVentions for Active Travel In Our Neighbourhoods) - led by Massey University and funded by the National Science Challenges Aging Well and Healthier Lives. Following our Te Ara Mua - Future Streets research, various research projects will help to identify how best to promote active travel in Māngere, South Auckland, including for older residents. Outcome research will help to understand the longer-term impacts of Te Ara Mua Future Streets and subsequent initiatives.
Managing Vehicle-Related Risks from Supply Chain Pressures
It's a privilege to be leading the WorkSafe research project Managing Vehicle-Related Risks from Supply Chain Pressures, with collaborators AUT, Massey University, Victoria University, and Human Matters. Utilising human factors systems mapping methods and an innovative workshop method called Future Inquiry that aims to get the 'whole system in the room', solutions will be developed with the transport and logistics sector to prevent future harm.