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Benjamin Brooks

Senior Research Fellow
Seafaring

Off-Campus

0409 768583 (phone)

Benjamin.Brooks@utas.edu.au

I use my knowledge of psychology, anthropology and management science to assist organisations to manage human performance, usually in work contexts where risks are extreme and reliability must be maintained. I do this through the design of training approaches, technology, policies and procedures and data analytics.  I make theoretical contributions in areas such as human decision-making, cognition and organisational culture.

Career summary

Qualifications

Degree

Thesis title

University

Country

Date of award

PhD

 

Monash University

Australia

04/2008

B.Behav.Sc (Hons)

 

Griffith University

Australia

04/1995

B.Sc

 

Griffith University

Australia

04/1994

Biography

Before joining UTAS Ben was a Project Director for Occupational Health and Safety in the Human Factors Group – a part of Centre for Sleep Research at the University of South Australia.  He has held professional safety management positions in state government and was a consultant occupational hygienist for approximately 7 years.  He was the inaugural Peter Vulcan scholar at the Monash University Accident Research Centre between 2001-2005.

Research Themes

Organizational and Safety Culture research; Emergency management human factors research; Human decision-making in high-risk work environments; Technology-based education in high risk work environments; Disruptive innovation in high risk work environments; Disruptive technology for safety management systems.

Teaching

I teach short courses in safety management systems, accident investigation, internal safety management auditing, and a breath unit called ‘Resilience in the Face of Emergencies’

Teaching responsibility

  • XRB 206

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Expertise

Organizational and Safety Culture research; Emergency management human factors research; Authentic Assessment in Maritime Education and Training; Human decision-making; Technology-based education in high risk work environments; Disruptive innovation in high risk work environments; Disruptive technology for safety management systems

Collaboration

I am a Research Academic with strong long term relationships with industry in a number of areas – ports, shipping companies, critical infrastructure, major industrials and public emergency management organisations.

Current projects

Detailed descriptions of my research output can be found here:

Research Fields

  • Industrial and Organisational Psychology (170107)
  • Decision Making (170202)
  • Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (111705)
  • Organisational Behaviour (150311)
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
  • Marine Engineering (091101)
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management (150309)
  • Transportation and Freight Services (150799)
  • Linguistic Processes (incl. Speech Production and Comprehension) (170204)
  • Public Administration (160509)
  • Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
  • Ship and Platform Structures (091105)
  • Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
  • Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
  • Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy (130213)
  • Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
  • Maritime Engineering (091199)
  • Psychology and Cognitive Sciences (179999)
  • Decision Support and Group Support Systems (080605)
  • Design Innovation (120302)
  • Education Systems (130199)
  • Policy and Administration (160599)
  • Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance (170112)
  • Navigation and Position Fixing (090904)
  • Computer Perception, Memory and Attention (170201)
  • Tourism (150699)
  • Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication (200105)

Research Impact

  • Passenger Water Transport (880204)
  • International Sea Freight Transport (excl. Live Animal Transport) (880202)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences (970117)
  • Law, Politics and Community Services (949999)
  • Coastal Sea Freight Transport (880201)
  • Management of Education and Training Systems (930502)
  • Occupational Health (920505)
  • Port Infrastructure and Management (880205)
  • Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis (940204)
  • Water Safety (880206)
  • Teaching and Instruction Technologies (930203)
  • Water Transport (880299)
  • Aquaculture Rock Lobster (830106)
  • Wood, Wood Products and Paper (860599)
  • Climate Change Adaptation Measures (960301)
  • Road Freight (880105)
  • Air Safety (880303)
  • Community Service (excl. Work) (940199)
  • Government and Politics (940299)
  • International Aid and Development (940302)
  • Information and Communication Services (899999)
  • Natural Hazards in Forest and Woodlands Environments (961004)
  • Workplace Safety (940505)
  • Navy (810108)
  • Manufacturing (869999)
  • Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) (920499)
  • Injury Control (920409)
  • Mining and Extraction of Energy Resources (850299)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Education (970113)
  • Technological and Organisational Innovation (910406)
  • Tourism (900399)
  • Teaching and Instruction (930299)
  • Natural Hazards (961099)

Publications

I’ve got a strong and growing publication record and regularly publish in ERA quartile 1 journals in maritime engineering; industrial engineering and human factors. My key domains for publishing are:

  1. Emergency Management Human Factors
  2. Safety and Resilience of Critical Infrastructure
  3. Maritime Safety and Future Maritime Operations
  4. Safety Management in High Risk Work Environments

Total publications

57

Highlighted publications

(5 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2015Journal ArticleOrlandi L, Brooks B, Bowles M, 'A comparison of marine pilots' planning and manoeuvring skills: Uncovering mental models to assess shiphandling and explore expertise', Journal of Navigation, 68, (5) pp. 897-914. ISSN 0373-4633 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0373463315000260 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Orlandi L; Bowles M

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2009Journal ArticleBearman C, Paletz SB, Orasanu J, Brooks BP, 'Organisational Pressures and Mitigation Strategies in Small Commercial Aviation: Findings from Alaska', Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 80, (12) pp. 1055-1058. ISSN 0095-6562 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3357/ASEM.2590.2009 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2007Journal ArticleBrooks BP, 'The natural selection of organizational and safety culture within a small to medium sized enterprise (SME)', Journal of Safety Research, 39, (1) pp. 73-85. ISSN 0022-4375 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jsr.2007.09.008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 10

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2006Journal ArticleBrooks BP, 'Shifting the focus of strategic occupational injury prevention: Mining free-text, workers compensation claims data', Safety Science, 46, (1) pp. 1-21. ISSN 0925-7535 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ssci.2006.09.006 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8

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2005Journal ArticleBrooks BP, 'Not drowning, waving! Safety management and occupational culture in an Australian commercial fishing port', Safety Science, 43, (10) pp. 795-814. ISSN 0925-7535 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ssci.2005.02.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 16

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Journal Article

(28 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Bearman C, Rainbird S, Brooks B, Owen C, Curnin S, 'Tools for monitoring teams in emergency management: EMBAM and TBM', The Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 32, (1) pp. 40-43. ISSN 1324-1540 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Owen C

2016Brooks B, Coltman T, Yang M, 'Technological innovation in the maritime industry: the case of remote pilotage and enhanced navigational assistance', Journal of Navigation, 69, (4) pp. 777-793. ISSN 1469-7785 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0373463315001046 [eCite] [Details]

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2016L'Hermitte C, Tatham P, Bowles M, Brooks B, 'Developing organisational capabilities to support agility in humanitarian logistics: An exploratory study', Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 6, (1) pp. 72 - 99. ISSN 2042-6747 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1108/JHLSCM-02-2015-0006 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: L'Hermitte C; Tatham P; Bowles M

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2016L'Hermitte C, Tatham P, Brooks B, Bowles M, 'Supply chain agility in humanitarian protracted operations', Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 6, (2) pp. 173-201. ISSN 2042-6747 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1108/JHLSCM-09-2015-0037 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: L'Hermitte C; Bowles M

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2016Owen C, Brooks BP, Bearman C, Curnin S, 'Values and Complexities in Assessing Strategic-Level Emergency Management Effectiveness', Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 24, (3) pp. 181-190. ISSN 0966-0879 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1468-5973.12115 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Owen C

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2016Trygg Mansson J, Lutzhoft M, Brooks B, 'Joint activity in the maritime traffic system: perceptions of ship masters, maritime pilots, tug masters, and vessel traffic service operators', Journal of Navigation pp. 1-14. ISSN 1469-7785 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0373463316000758 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Trygg Mansson J; Lutzhoft M

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2016Brooks B, Curnin S, Bearman C, Owen C, Rainbird S, 'An assessment of the opportunities to improve strategic decision-making in emergency and disaster management', Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 31, (4) pp. 38-43. ISSN 1324-1540 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Curnin S; Owen C

2015Curnin SW, Owen C, Paton D, Brooks BP, 'A theoretical framework for negotiating the path of emergency management multi-agency coordination', Applied Ergonomics: Human Factors in Technology and Society, 47 pp. 300-307. ISSN 0003-6870 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.apergo.2014.10.014 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8

Co-authors: Curnin SW; Owen C; Paton D

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2015Ghosh S, Bowles M, Ranmuthugala D, Brooks B, 'Authentic assessment in seafarer education: using literature review to investigate its validity and reliability through rubrics', WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs, 15, (2) pp. 317-336. ISSN 1651-436X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s13437-015-0094-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Ghosh S; Bowles M; Ranmuthugala D

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2015L'Hermitte C, Bowles M, Tatham P, Brooks B, 'An integrated approach to agility in humanitarian logistics', Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 5, (2) pp. 209-233. ISSN 2042-6747 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1108/JHLSCM-04-2014-0016 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

Co-authors: L'Hermitte C; Bowles M

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2015Orlandi L, Brooks B, Bowles M, 'A comparison of marine pilots' planning and manoeuvring skills: Uncovering mental models to assess shiphandling and explore expertise', Journal of Navigation, 68, (5) pp. 897-914. ISSN 0373-4633 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0373463315000260 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Orlandi L; Bowles M

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2015Bearman C, Grunwald JA, Brooks BP, Owen C, 'Breakdowns in coordinated decision making at and above the incident management team level: An analysis of three large scale Australian wildfires', Applied Ergonomics: Human Factors in Technology and Society, 47 pp. 16-25. ISSN 0003-6870 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.apergo.2014.08.009 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Owen C

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2014Bhandari RB, Owen C, Brooks B, 'Organisational features and their effect on the perceived performance of emergency management organisations', Disaster Prevention and Management, 23, (3) pp. 222-242. ISSN 0965-3562 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1108/DPM-06-2013-0101 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Bhandari RB; Owen C

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2014Edathil S, Ranmuthugala D, Bowles M, Brooks B, 'Enhancing learning of mathematics in marine engineering across diverse students: Impact of real-time formative feedback', US-China Education Review, 4, (4) pp. 252-260. ISSN 2161-623X (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Ranmuthugala D; Bowles M

2014Ghosh S, Bowles M, Ranmuthugala D, Brooks B, 'Reviewing seafarer assessment methods to determine the need for authentic assessment', Australian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs, 6, (1) pp. 49-63. ISSN 1836-6503 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/18366503.2014.888133 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Ghosh S; Bowles M; Ranmuthugala D

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2014John P, Brooks BP, 'Lingua Franca and its grammar footprint: introducing an index for quantifying grammatical diversity in written and spoken language', Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, 21, (1) pp. 22-35. ISSN 1744-5035 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/09296174.2013.856130 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2013John P, Brooks BP, Wand C, Schriever UG, 'Information density in bridge team communication and miscommunication-a quantitative approach to evaluate maritime communication', World Maritime University. Journal of Maritime Affairs, 12, (2) pp. 229-244. ISSN 1651-436X (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s13437-013-0043-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

Co-authors: Schriever UG

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2013Nursey-Bray M, Blackwell B, Brooks B, Campbell ML, Goldsworthy LC, et al., 'Vulnerabilities and adaptation of ports to climate change', Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 56, (7) pp. 1021-1045. ISSN 1360-0559 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2012.716363 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6

Co-authors: Nursey-Bray M; Blackwell B; Campbell ML; Goldsworthy LC; Pateman H; Rodrigues I; Wright JT; Francis J; Hewitt CL

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2013Owen C, Bearman C, Brooks BP, Chapman J, Paton D, et al., 'Developing a research framework for complex multi-team coordination in emergency management', International Journal of Emergency Management, 9, (1) pp. 1-16. ISSN 1471-4825 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1504/IJEM.2013.054098 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13

Co-authors: Owen C; Paton D

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2013Ng AKY, Chen S, Cahoon S, Brooks BP, Yang Z, 'Climate change and the adaptation strategies of ports: The Australian experiences', Research in Transportation Business & Management, 8 pp. 186-194. ISSN 2210-5395 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.rtbm.2013.05.005 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6

Co-authors: Chen S; Cahoon S

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2009Bearman C, Paletz SB, Orasanu J, Brooks BP, 'Organisational Pressures and Mitigation Strategies in Small Commercial Aviation: Findings from Alaska', Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 80, (12) pp. 1055-1058. ISSN 0095-6562 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3357/ASEM.2590.2009 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2009Larsson T, Jansson M, Brooks BP, 'Text mining of insurance-based information; decision support for local safety management', Safety Science Monitor, 13, (1) pp. 1-9. ISSN 1443-8844 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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2007Brooks BP, 'The natural selection of organizational and safety culture within a small to medium sized enterprise (SME)', Journal of Safety Research, 39, (1) pp. 73-85. ISSN 0022-4375 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jsr.2007.09.008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 10

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2007Brooks BP, 'The Pulley Model: a descriptive model of risky decision-making', Safety Science Monitor, 11, (1) pp. 1-14. ISSN 1443-8844 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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2007Brooks BP, 'Mapping the risky decision space of commercial rock lobster fisherman', International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management, 7, (2) pp. 248-262. ISSN 1466-8297 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1504/IJRAM.2007.011737 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

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2007Brooks BP, 'Comparing manual and computer assisted risk assessment', Occupational Health and Safety, Journal Of, 23, (4) pp. 357-372. ISSN 0815-6409 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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2006Brooks BP, 'Shifting the focus of strategic occupational injury prevention: Mining free-text, workers compensation claims data', Safety Science, 46, (1) pp. 1-21. ISSN 0925-7535 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ssci.2006.09.006 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8

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2005Brooks BP, 'Not drowning, waving! Safety management and occupational culture in an Australian commercial fishing port', Safety Science, 43, (10) pp. 795-814. ISSN 0925-7535 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ssci.2005.02.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 16

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Chapter in Book

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Cahoon S, Chen S-L, Brooks B, Smith G, 'The Impact of Climate Change on Australian Ports and Supply Chains: The Emergence of Adaptation Strategies', Climate Change and Adaptation Planning for Ports, Routledge, AKY Ng, A Becker, S Cahoon, S-L Chen, P Earl, Z Yang (ed), Oxon, United Kingdom, pp. 194-214. ISBN 978-1-138-79790-1 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Cahoon S; Chen S-L

2015Brooks B, 'Cultural and organisational issues', Human performance and limitation for mariners, Stephens and George Print Group, P Bartlett and M Freeth (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 79-88. ISBN 978-1-906915-34-6 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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2014Brooks B, 'Coping Ugly: Errors, decisions, coping and the implications for emergency management training', Human factors in emergency management: Enhancing individual and team performance in fire and emergency, Ashgate Publishing Limited, C. Owen (ed), Union Road, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7PT, England, pp. 171-194. ISBN 9781409453055 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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2013Brooks BP, Grech M, Dann P, 'Human factors and HMI design', Simulation-based training module to promote green energy-efficient ship operation Part II: Application (ProGreenShipOperation-II), IAMU: International Association of Maritime Universities, M Baldauf (ed), Tokyo, Japan, pp. 88-107. ISBN 9784907408015 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Grech M

2010Brooks BP, 'Safe Work Australia in Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society, Vol2', Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society, Sage , David H Guston (ed), USA, pp. 690-691. ISBN 9781412969871 (2010) [Other Book Chapter]

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2010Brooks BP, Staniford A, Dollard M, Wiseman RJ, 'Risk Factors, Consequences, and Management of Aggression in Healthcare Environments', Contemporary Occupational Health Psychology, John Wiley & Sons, Jonathan Houdmont and Stavroula Leka (ed), Sussex UK, pp. 330-353. ISBN 978-0-470-68265-4 (2010) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

(14 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Berner G, Brooks B, Lutzhoft M, 'Technology support for maritime crew resource management', Proceedings of Ergoship 2016: Shaping shipping for people, 6-7 April 2016, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-7. (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Lutzhoft M

2016Curnin SW, Brooks B, 'Decision making as an enabler of organisational resilience', Programme for the 2016 Annual DMDU Workshop, 15-17 November 2016, Washington DC, USA, pp. 1. (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Curnin SW

2016Lutzhoft M, Brooks B, 'How much further can simulation reduce sea time? Lessons from the Royal Australian navy', Proceedings of Human Factors in Ship Design & Operation 2016, 28-29 September 2016, London, UK, pp. 1-7. (2016) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Lutzhoft M

2016Takagi N, John P, Noble A, Brooks B, 'VTS-Bot: using ChatBots in SMCP-based maritime communication', Proceedings of JIN Conference 2016, 19th - 20th May 2016, Kobe, Japan, pp. 1-4. (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Brooks B, Lutzhoft M, 'Design Case Study: MANaging Vessels In Ports (MAN VIP) Project', Proceedings of Ergoship 2016: Shaping shipping for people, 6-7 April 2016, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-6. (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Lutzhoft M

2015Dunham R, Lutzhoft M, Brooks B, 'Research using marine bridge simulators - How well do the results translate into real world operations?', Proceedings of the 16th Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Maritime Universities, 7-10 October, Opatija, Croatia, pp. 51-56. ISBN 978-953-165-116-5 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Dunham R; Lutzhoft M

2015Ghosh S, Bowles M, Ranmuthugala D, Brooks B, 'Using authentic assessment to enhance seafarer student engagement and their ability to transfer learning', Proceedings of the 16th Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Maritime universities, 7-10 October, Opatija, Croatia, pp. 93-98. ISBN 978-953-165-116-5 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Ghosh S; Bowles M; Ranmuthugala D

2015Owen C, Brooks CB, Bearman C, 'Challenges of measuring emergency management performance under adversity: The good the bad the ugly', Proceedings of the Research Forum at the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC conference, 2 September 2014, Wellington, New Zealand, pp. 95-105. ISBN 978-0-9941696-3-1 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Owen C

2014Bhaskar PR, Cahoon S, Brooks B, 'Ships of change: Why seafaring needs to embrace innovation', IAMU AGA 15 Looking Ahead Innovation in Maritime Education, Training and Research, 27 - 30 October, Australian Maritime College, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 329-338. ISBN 978-0-9806391-4-8 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Bhaskar PR; Cahoon S

2014Ghosh S, Bowles M, Ranmuthugala D, Brooks B, 'On a lookout beyond STCW: Seeking standards and context for the authentic assessment of seafarers', IAMU AGA 15 Looking Ahead Innovation in Maritime Education, Training and Research, 27 - 30 October, Australian Maritime College, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 77 - 86. ISBN 978-0-9806391-4-8 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Ghosh S; Bowles M; Ranmuthugala D

2014Justice V, Cahoon S, Brooks B, 'Learning pathways for 21st century seaport managers', IAMU AGA 15 Looking Ahead Innovation in Maritime Education, Training and Research, 27 - 30 October, Australian Maritime College, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 310-320. ISBN 978-0-9806391-4-8 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Cahoon S

2014Orlandi L, Brooks B, Bowles M, 'The development of a shiphandling assessment tool (SAT): A methodology and an integrated approach to assess manoeuvring expertise in a full mission bridge simulator', IAMU AGA 15 Looking Ahead Innovation in Maritime Education, Training and Research, 27 - 30 October, Australian Maritime College, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 131-140. ISBN 978-0-9806391-4-8 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Orlandi L; Bowles M

2013Bearman C, Owen C, Brooks B, Grunwald J, 'The problems of maintaining effective teamwork during out-of-scale events', Proceedings of Bushfire CRC & AFAC 2014 conference research forum, 2 September 2013, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 182 - 190. (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Owen C

2012Baldauf M, Benedict K, Fischer S, de Melo G, Brooks BP, 'Energy-efficient ship operation through advanced maneuvre planning', Maritime Transport V: Technological, Innovation and Research - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Maritime Transport, 27-29 June 2012, Barcelona, Spain, pp. 1056 - 1074. ISBN 978-84-7653-939-2 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Other Public Output

(9 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2012Bearman C, Grunwald J, Owen C, Brooks BP, 'Report on human factor issues prevalent in coordination failure in secondary sources', Organising for Effective Incident Management, Bushfire Co-operative Research Centre, Tasmania, 1, 1, pp. 1-39. (2012) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Owen C

2012Brooks BP, 'The Victorian Maritime Threat and Error Management (VMTEM) Project: an investigation of crew competency in commercial shipping under normal operations in Port Phillip Bay - Final Report' (2012) [Government or Industry Research]

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2012Brooks BP, Dingsdag D, Dunstall S, Fulton N, Westacott M, et al., 'Vessel Interface in Port Waters Project - Deliverable A' (2012) [Government or Industry Research]

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2012Brooks BP, Dingsdag D, Dunstall S, Fulton N, Westacott M, et al., 'Vessel Interface in Port Waters Project - Deliverable B and C' (2012) [Government or Industry Research]

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2012Di Lieto A, Brooks BP, Lemon N, Alimchandani M, 'The Human Element Analysing Process (HEAP) in e-navigation', Australian Maritime Safety Authority (2012) [Government or Industry Research]

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2012Owen C, Brooks BP, 'Report on testing of scenarios to enhance communication', Organising for Effective Incident Management:, Bushfire Co-operative Research Centre, Tasmania, 1, 1, pp. 1-24. (2012) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Owen C

2012Owen C, Brooks BP, Johnson C, 'Simulation scenarios developed', Organising for Effective Incident Management, Bushfire Co-operative Research Centre, Tasmania, 1, 1, pp. 1-23. (2012) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Owen C

2011Brooks BP, Hamilton DH, Francis JLR, 'Scientific Report: Development & Validation of Data Collection Tools' (2011) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Hamilton DH; Francis JLR

2011Di Lieto A, Brooks BP, Lemon N, Alimchandani M, 'Human Element Research Project in the framework of e-navigation' (2011) [Government or Industry Research]

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Grants & Funding

For the past seven years I’ve held a centrally funded research fellow position at the Australian Maritime College in the University of Tasmania. In this time I’ve generated over $2.6 million in industrial research projects including projects with the ARC, with CRCs and across the full spectrum of research funding categories.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

16

Total funding

$2,800,987

Projects

RAN-ASHORE - Study to achieve on-shore qualification of Marine Systems Technicians (2016)$49,093
Description
This project will explore the opportunities and threats associated with delivering more of the training for Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Marine Systems Technicians ashore, rather than at-sea. We will review current approaches and training facilities, document new approaches being used to train merchant seafarers, develop training assessment methodologies and collect empirical evidence validating the use of training technologies for qualification of MSTs.
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($49,093)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Brooks BP; Lutzhoft MH; Lokuketagoda GO; Anantharaman MP
Year
2016
Managing Vessels in Port Waters (2014)$300,000
Description
Improving Productivity, Occupational Health and Safety and Port Operations.
Funding
Alliance for Supply Chain Innovation Ltd ($300,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Brooks BP; Lutzhoft MH
Year
2014
Practical decision tools for improved decision-making in complex time-constrained and multi-team environments (2014 - 2017)$690,000
Description
The objectives of the project are to develop practical cognitive decision tools and heuristics that can be used in different emergency contexts to enhance strategic level decision making in complex, time-critical, multi-team situations. This will include constructing straightforward ways for strategic level managers to track the performance of teams they are responsible for to ensure the team is not operating at the edges of safety. To create these cognitive decision tools and heuristics the project will work closely with different Agencies to evaluate their current activities in this area. In addition, it will develop a set of process-based measures for Agencies to measure operational performance. The outcomes of the project are therefore: cognitive decision-making tools, particularly practical cognitive decision tools that can help people at strategic levels of emergency management to better deal with complex, time-pressured and multi-team situations; monitoring and tracking tools and strategies, such as tools to provide a way for strategic level supervisors to monitor the performance of individuals and teams; metrics for evaluation, particularly process-based performance metrics that allow independent evaluators to assess real-time performance.
Funding
Bushfire and Natural Hazard CRC ($690,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bearman C; Dawson Drew; Owen Christine; Brooks BP
Period
2014 - 2017
Development and validation of human performance measures for maritime applications (2014)$45,000
Description
The aim of this research project is to select and develop a number of significant human performance measures especially attuned to a systemic view of maritime teams to use in the validation of studies such as fatigue, workload, situation awareness and user-centred design. These measures will be used to ascertain the effectiveness of interventions or suggested solutions such as e-navigation and ensure that aspects such as display design, control layout, input devices and communication methods are given appropriate attention. The measures developed can also be used in the evaluation of learning assessment.
Funding
Australian Maritime Safety Authority ($45,000)
Scheme
Grant-Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lutzhoft MH; Brooks BP
Year
2014
HDMT Research (2013)$15,000
Funding
Kongsberg Maritime AS Simulation ($15,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dunham RC; Brooks BP
Year
2013
Pro Green Ship Operations (2013)$10,240
Description
This project is an investigation into the development of a basic concept for the principal design of enhanced integrated Human-Machine-Interfaces to support green ship operation. It is a basic study into the application of a Human-Machine-Interface to assist bridge team in decision making for energy-efficient ship operation. It aims to prepare and draft teaching material for one simulation-based training exercise on energy-efficient ship operation.
Funding
International Association of Maritime Universities ($10,240)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Brooks BP
Year
2013
CSMART Maritime Operation Safety Analysis (MOSA) Implementation (2012)$50,000
Funding
Carnival Corporation & PLC ($50,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Brooks BP
Year
2012
Human Factors Interactions with Marine Pilots Competencies and Performances (2012 - 2014)$30,000
Funding
Australasian Marine Pilots Institute ($30,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Brooks BP; Bowles M
Period
2012 - 2014
Technology and Innovation Management in High Risk Situations (2012 - 2016)$652,367
Funding
Australian Research Council ($652,367)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 2
Administered By
University of Wollongong
Research Team
Coltman T; Devinney T; Sharma R; Gudergan S; Brooks BP; Lin N
Period
2012 - 2016
Grant Reference
LP120100422
Maritime Height Safety Research (2011 - 2012)$5,000
Funding
Maritime Union of Australia ($5,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Boyle AJ; Brooks BP
Period
2011 - 2012
Vessel Interface in Port Waters - Scoping Stage (2011)$20,000
Funding
Victoria University ($20,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Brooks BP
Year
2011
IPM Safety Research Project (2011)$70,700
Funding
Injury Prevention and Management Pty LTd ($70,700)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Brooks BP; Bowles M
Year
2011
Organising for Effective Incident Management (2011 - 2013)$780,000
Funding
CRC for Bushfire Research ($780,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Owen C; Paton D; Hannan GJ; Brooks BP
Period
2011 - 2013
Victorian Threat & Error Management Project - Auditing Crew Competency for Risk Assessment (MSV) (2010 - 2012)$40,000
Funding
Marine Safety Victoria ($40,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Brooks BP
Period
2010 - 2012
Victorian Threat & Error Management Project - Auditing Crew Competency for Risk Assessment (AMSA) (2010 - 2011)$35,110
Funding
Australian Maritime Safety Authority ($35,110)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Brooks BP
Period
2010 - 2011
Investigating Moral Judgement and Safety Culture of a Cruise Ship Organisation through Exploration of Moral Safety Dilemmas (2010)$8,477
Funding
University of Tasmania ($8,477)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Brooks BP
Year
2010

Research Supervision

I supervise research degrees in the areas of speciality indicated by my research profile. Because the research I supervise is applied science, I build a team around the candidate to facilitate the utilisation of the research from the commencement through to the completion of the thesis.

Current

6

Completed

1

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhD'Safe Ports' for the 21st Century2009
PhDInternational Maritime English in the Doldrums: A Comparison of Communication Strategies and Breakdowns of Maritime English by Native and Non-Native Team Members2012
PhDMaritime Pilotage: The development of selection, assessment and training in simulated and integrated bridge environments2012
PhDA Framework for Authentic Assessment that Enhances Academic Performance in Seafarer Training2013
PhDTrust and Communications, Social Dynamics in Shore Based Sea Traffic Management2014
PhDSafety Management in the Australian Domestic Commercial Vessel Fleet: Rate of Uptake and Development of Safety Culture in Small to Medium Size Businesses2016

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDBuilding Organisational Capacity to Support Operational Agility in Humanitarian Logistics
Candidate: Cecile L'Hermitte
2016