Topic: Looking between the numbers
In high-hazard industries, numbers are used to demonstrate the robustness and reliability of systems. From the Halden Reactor Project (HRP) there is over 25 years’ experience of generating numerical data on human performance in nuclear control room scenarios from the full-scope HAMMLAB simulator, located in Norway. In recent years they have also performed a number of studies in external training simulators and have investigated different ways to collect meaningful data about human performance in challenging situations. For this presentation Dr Taylor will discuss how they perform studies when it is not possible to collect statistically significant numerical data; she will present a method that they have developed to generate large amounts of numerical data in a short amount of time; and she will discuss how they propose to address the challenge of collecting data in situations of high uncertainty
Dr. Claire Taylor is a Senior Research Scientist working on human factors topics across a range of industries including nuclear, transportation and petroleum. Her primary research interests are human-automation collaboration, user monitoring, human performance and human reliability. Claire has seven years’ experience of applied human factors in the United Kingdom, primarily in the nuclear industry. She has a PhD in accident investigation and organisational learning methods, a Higher Diploma in computer science and a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Sociology. Claire is passionate about combining her academic and industry knowledge and experiences to pursue interesting, innovative and useful research studies. Claire is also the manager of the department of Automation and User Monitoring at the Institute for Energy Technology in Halden, Norway.
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