Chris Bearman's research involves conducting industry-focused studies in laboratory and field settings with the aim of creating results that have both a strong theoretical underpinning and a robust application to industry. This involves working closely with industry partners and government organizations around the world. Chris also supervises a number of PhD, Masters & Honours students in the Safety Science and Human Factors areas.
|Commissioned Research||2014 South Australia post-incident task force||Josh Trigg, Sophia Rainbird, Chris Bearman, Lyndsey Wright, Jim McLennan|
|Commissioned Research||2015 Sampson Flat SA post-incident task force||Chris Bearman, Amy Reynolds, Larissa Clarkson, Raymond Matthews, Laura Haigh, Drew Dawson|
There is increasing pressure on agencies from larger-scale natural hazards, financial constraints and declining volunteer numbers.
The journey towards a mature system for managing safety has previously been imagined as a 'ladder' that organisations need to climb. Our research suggests there are twelve steps on this ladder for an organisation to achieve 'safety redemption'.
This Project aims to provide enhanced ways of:
- Making decisions in complex situations
- Monitoring teams to detect problems
- Learning from operational performance
This project has three main research streams that are:
•Providing enhanced methods of making decisions;
•Developing methods to better monitor and modify the behavior of teams
•Identifying the enablers and barriers to organizational learning