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.
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.
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.