Innovating Streets for People Testing and trialling new ideas are 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 now be helping the Transport Agency and other delivery partners to provide support and guidance to make trials and demonstration projects easier
Systems Thinking Hamish recently attended the symposium Systems Thinking: Optimising Performance and Managing Risk - 2019 Research Symposium at the University of Sunshine Coast, led by systems human factors leaders Paul Salmon, Neville Stanton and Guy Walker. This was an excellent and practical experience to further upskill in the very latest human factors systems analysis methods.
Welcome Back! Rebekah Thorne recently completed her Masters in Public Health and has returned to Mackie Research in a permanent role as a Researcher. It is great to have her on board again.
Welcome! We are pleased to welcome Michael Blewden to the team. Michael has a PhD in evaluation and post-graduate qualifications in community psychology and social sector evaluation. With many years of experience in public health and local and central government research and evaluation, Michael has particular interests in the intersection between healthy transport systems and community well-being.
Graduation We recently helped Kimiora celebrate her graduation for her PhD. This was an oustanding achievement and we are all very proud of her.
Lily attended the Australasian Road Safety Conference in Sydney in October 2018. She presented on a Safe System approach to understanding fatal crashes in New Zealand where vehicle occupants were not wearing a seat belt.
Lily also attended the International Ergonomics Association Conference in Florence (Aug 2018). She presented a poster on motorcycle rider experience and gave an oral presentation about the non-use of seat belts in fatal crashes in New Zealand as part of our work for the AA Research Foundation.
Awesome Abstract! Greer was awarded best abstract at the Transport and Health Conference in Michigan, USA. (August 2018)
Supreme Award Winner Te Ara Mua Future Streets was awarded Supreme Winner and Innovation Hub Category Winner at the NZ Transport Agency ‘Bike to the Future’ awards.
Human Factors Certified Hamish has gained certification as a NZ Human Factors Professional through the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of New Zealand.