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Benjamin Brooks

UTAS Home Associate Professor Benjamin Brooks

Benjamin Brooks

Senior Research Fellow
Seafaring

Off-Campus

0409 768 583 (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.

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.

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

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

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.

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:

Fields of Research

  • Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors) (520104)
  • Public administration (440708)
  • Decision making (520402)
  • Occupational and workplace health and safety (350505)
  • Organisational behaviour (350710)
  • Marine engineering (401501)
  • Logistics (350903)
  • Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development (390102)
  • Psycholinguistics (incl. speech production and comprehension) (520405)
  • Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy (390113)
  • Innovation management (350705)
  • Cognition (520401)
  • Transportation, logistics and supply chains (350999)
  • Human information interaction and retrieval (461003)
  • Interaction and experience design (330310)
  • Educational technology and computing (390405)
  • Ship and platform structures (incl. maritime hydrodynamics) (401504)
  • Vocational education and training curriculum and pedagogy (390114)
  • Sensory processes, perception and performance (520406)
  • Other education (399999)
  • Other psychology (529999)
  • Decision support and group support systems (460902)
  • Organisation and management theory (350709)
  • Other Indigenous studies (459999)
  • Maritime transportation and freight services (350904)
  • Maritime engineering (401599)
  • Education systems (390399)
  • Policy and administration (440799)
  • Technical, further and workplace education (390308)
  • Navigation and position fixing (401303)
  • Neurosciences (320999)
  • Memory and attention (520404)
  • Tourism (350899)
  • Field robotics (400706)
  • Organisational, interpersonal and intercultural communication (470108)
  • Agricultural biotechnology (300199)

Research Objectives

  • Domestic passenger water transport (e.g. ferries) (270403)
  • International sea freight transport (excl. live animals, food products and liquefied gas) (270405)
  • Expanding knowledge in human society (280123)
  • Public services policy advice and analysis (230204)
  • Other law, politics and community services (239999)
  • Management, resources and leadership (160204)
  • Expanding knowledge in psychology (280121)
  • Coastal sea freight transport (270402)
  • Occupational health (200507)
  • Port infrastructure and management (270409)
  • Water safety (270410)
  • Water transport (270499)
  • Maritime (140108)
  • Aquaculture rock lobster (100206)
  • International aid and development (230302)
  • Teaching and instruction technologies (160304)
  • Government and politics (230299)
  • Wood, wood products and paper (241799)
  • Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem) (190101)
  • Natural hazards (190499)
  • Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems (180201)
  • Workplace safety (230506)
  • Other information and communication services (229999)
  • Other education and training (169999)
  • Other manufacturing (249999)
  • Pacific Peoples community services (210999)
  • Road freight (270307)
  • Air safety and traffic management (270103)
  • Public health (excl. specific population health) (200499)
  • Technological and organisational innovation (150306)
  • Expanding knowledge in education (280109)
  • Mining and extraction of energy resources (170699)
  • Injury prevention and control (200408)
  • Evaluation of health and support services (200299)
  • Tourism services (110499)
  • Teaching and curriculum (160399)

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

80

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]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2

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 - 5Web of Science - 5

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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 - 24Web of Science - 18

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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 - 20Web of Science - 20

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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 - 23Web of Science - 29

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Journal Article

(45 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Brooks B, Curnin S, 'Stretch-thinking loops: a new technique for scenario planning', Risks, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy, 12, (1) pp. 110-124. ISSN 1944-4079 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/rhc3.12205 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Curnin S

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2020Brooks B, Curnin S, Owen C, Bearman C, 'Managing cognitive biases during disaster response: the development of an aide memoire', Cognition, Technology & Work, 22 pp. 249-261. ISSN 1435-5558 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10111-019-00564-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

Co-authors: Curnin S; Owen C

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2020Curnin S, Brooks B, 'Making waves: how do we prepare for the next drinking water disaster?', Water Research, 185 Article 116277. ISSN 0043-1354 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2020.116277 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Curnin S

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2020Curnin S, Brooks B, Owen C, 'A case study of disaster decision‐making in the presence of anomalies and absence of recognition', Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 28, (2) pp. 110-121. ISSN 0966-0879 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1468-5973.12290 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Curnin S; Owen C

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2020Ghosh S, Brooks B, Ranmuthugala D, Bowles M, 'Authentic versus traditional assessment: an empirical study investigating the difference in seafarer students' academic achievement', Journal of Navigation pp. 1-16. ISSN 0373-4633 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0373463319000894 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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

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2020Ghosh S, Brooks B, Ranmuthugala D, Bowles M, 'Investigating the correlation between students' perception of authenticity in assessment and their academic achievement in the associated assessment tasks', Journal of Navigation pp. 1-18. ISSN 0373-4633 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S037346332000051X [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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

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2019Brooks B, Curnin S, Owen C, Boldeman J, 'New human capabilities in emergency and crisis management: from non-technical skills to creativity', The Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 34, (4) pp. 23-30. ISSN 1324-1540 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Curnin S; Owen C

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2018Bearman C, Rainbird S, Brooks BP, Owen C, Curnin S, 'A literature review of methods for providing enhanced operational oversight of teams in emergency management', International Journal of Emergency Management, 14, (3) pp. 254-274. ISSN 1741-5071 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1504/IJEM.2018.10015420 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Owen C; Curnin S

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2018Brooks B, Curnin S, Bearman C, Owen C, 'Human error during the multilevel responses to three Australian bushfire disasters', Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 26, (4) pp. 440-452. ISSN 0966-0879 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1468-5973.12221 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Curnin S; Owen C

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2018Lochner M, Duenser A, Lutzhoft MH, Brooks B, Rozado D, 'Analysis of maritime team workload and communication dynamics in standard and emergency scenarios', Journal of Shipping and Trade, 3 Article 2. ISSN 2364-4575 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s41072-018-0028-z [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Lutzhoft MH

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2018Orlandi L, Brooks B, 'Measuring mental workload and physiological reactions in marine pilots: building bridges towards redlines of performance', Applied Ergonomics, 69 pp. 74-92. ISSN 0003-6870 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.apergo.2018.01.005 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 21

Co-authors: Orlandi L

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2018Owen C, Brooks B, Curnin S, Bearman C, 'Enhancing learning in emergency services organisational work', Australian Journal of Public Administration, 77, (4) pp. 715-728. ISSN 0313-6647 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12309 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Owen C; Curnin S

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2017Bearman C, Rainbird S, Brooks B, Owen C, Curnin S, 'Tools for monitoring teams in emergency management: EMBAM and TBM', Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 32, (1) pp. 40-43. ISSN 1324-1540 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Owen C; Curnin S

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2017FitzGerald G, Rego J, Ingham V, Brooks B, Cottrell A, et al., 'Teaching emergency and disaster management in Australia: Standards for higher education providers', The Australian Journal of Emergency Management, Monograph No. 1 pp. 1-14. ISSN 1324-1540 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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2017Ghosh S, Bowles M, Ranmuthugala D, Brooks B, 'Improving the validity and reliability of authentic assessment in seafarer education and training: a conceptual and practical framework to enhance resulting assessment outcomes', WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs, 16, (3) pp. 455-472. ISSN 1651-436X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s13437-017-0129-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7

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

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2017John P, Brooks B, Schriever U, 'Profiling maritime communication by non-native speakers: a quantitative comparison between the baseline and standard marine communication phraseology', English for Specific Purposes, 47 pp. 1-14. ISSN 0889-4906 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.esp.2017.03.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Schriever U

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2017L'Hermitte C, Brooks B, Bowles M, Tatham PH, 'Investigating the strategic antecedents of agility in humanitarian logistics', Disasters, 41, (4) pp. 672-695. ISSN 0361-3666 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/disa.12220 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 7

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

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2017Owen C, Krusel N, Bearman C, Brooks B, 'From research outcome to agency change: mapping a learning trajectory of opportunities and challenges', Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 32, (4) pp. 42-46. ISSN 1324-1540 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Owen C

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2017Trygg 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, 70, (3) pp. 547-560. ISSN 1469-7785 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0373463316000758 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Trygg Mansson J; Lutzhoft M

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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]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4

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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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Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Curnin S; Owen C

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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]

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 19

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]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 23

Co-authors: L'Hermitte C; Bowles M

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2016Owen C, Brooks B, 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 - 7Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Owen C; Curnin S

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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 - 12Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Owen C

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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 - 26Web of Science - 20

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 - 12Web of Science - 4

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 - 24Web of Science - 22

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]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Orlandi L; Bowles M

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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 - 7Web of Science - 7

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

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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 - 2Web of Science - 2

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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 - 5

Co-authors: Schriever UG

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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 - 31

Co-authors: Chen S; Cahoon S

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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 - 20Web of Science - 20

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 - 25

Co-authors: Owen C; Paton D

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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 - 5Web of Science - 5

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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 - 24Web of Science - 18

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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 - 20Web of Science - 20

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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 - 23Web of Science - 29

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Chapter in Book

(7 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Cahoon S, Brooks B, Justice V, 'Understanding Australian port resilience and the development of a port resilience framework', Port Management: Cases in Port Geography, Operations and Policy, Kogan Page, S Pettit (ed), UK, pp. 176-206. ISBN 9780749474324 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Cahoon S; Justice V

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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

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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 Challenges in Emergency Management: Enhancing Individual and Team Performance in Fire and Emergency Services, Ashgate, 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, 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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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

(19 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Curnin S, Brooks B, Owen C, 'Augmented expertise in strategic decision making: lessons from Fukushima', The Fourth Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies, 10 - 12 June, Uppsala, Sweden (2019) [Conference Extract]

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2018McNeil R, Curnin S, Brooks B, Owen C, 'Is an incident controller just an incident controller?', Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC Conference Proceedings, 5 - 8 September, Perth, pp. 1-6. (2018) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2018Spence A, Brooks B, Curnin S, Owen C, 'EM exercising as a public private partnership: a good idea or impossible dream?', Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC Conference Proceedings, 5 - 8 September, Perth, pp. 1-6. (2018) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2017Curnin S, McNeil R, Brooks B, 'Is a SAR Commander JUST a SAR Commander?', Australian & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference, 24 May, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia (2017) [Keynote Presentation]

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2016Berner G, Lutzhoft M, Brooks B, '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

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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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2016Brooks B, Lutzhoft M, 'Australian Maritime College', Proceedings of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects International Conference on Human Factors in Ship Design and Operation, 28-29 September 2016, United Kingdom ISBN 9781905040919 (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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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

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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

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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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2014Bhaskar PR, Cahoon S, Brooks B, 'Ships of change: Why seafaring needs to embrace innovation', Proceedings of the 15th Annual general assembly International Association of Maritime Universities, 27-30 October 2014, 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

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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: Justice V; 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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Citations: Scopus - 2

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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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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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

26

Total funding

$4,194,097

Projects

2018-19 Bushfires Community Recovery Fund Evaluation Research Project (2021 - 2022)$89,882
Description
The research project will explore the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the recovery outcomes of the 2018-19 Bushfires Community Recovery Fund. The research will focus on affected communities in the Huon Valley region, which experienced significant social and economic impacts. The research project will provide valuable learnings regarding the impacts of cascading events on community recovery processes and how this can be considered in the design of future recovery programs.
Funding
Department of Premier and Cabinet ($89,882)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Curnin SW; Brooks BP
Period
2021 - 2022
Tasmanian State Disaster Risk Assessment 2021 (2021)$267,697
Description
The next state disaster risk assessment will update and build upon the 2016 assessment to:Review and update the previous assessment, to factor in recent emergency events, changing external circumstances and data and knowledge developed since then;Further consider emergent issues, such as climate change, technological impacts and local/ national/ international socio-economic issues, especially in the wake of the current pandemic;Leverage off insights from other assessments, such as recent/ current events reviews and lessons management, hazard-specific assessments and, where relevant, national and international assessments;Include further non-natural hazards, such as cyber-threats, intentional mass-casualty events, and structure collapse, as resources allow, with specific hazards to be determined. Natural hazards may also be extended, for example, to include extended periods of bushfire smoke;More explicitly focus on all dimensions of risk hazard, exposure, vulnerability and capabilities;Extend analysis to concurrent, cascading and systemic risks, for example, Natech disasters, where a natural disaster causes an industrial accident, with flow-on consequences, such as the Fukashima Nuclear plant accident after a tsunami and earthquake. Often hazard events need to be considered together, for example, dry lightning/ drought/ extended heatwaves/ bushfires/ smoke air pollution; or severe weather/ flooding/ storm surges/debris flow/ power and transport disruption;More explicitly exploring risk through reasonable worst case scenarios in line with more recent state risk assessments (eg. UK 2019, Norway 2019, WA 2017) to more easily undercover and communicate risks;Focus on practical outcomes and accessibility for significant stakeholder groups. Information accessibility and practical utility must be key considerations. Key end users of the assessments should be actively involved to ensure their needs are met.Importantly, the Assessment will provide robust and practically useful insights plus recommendations on potential treatments to reduce risk and prepare.
Funding
Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management [TAS] ($267,697)
Scheme
Grant-NDRRGP
Administered By
Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management [TAS]
Research Team
Owen C; Hocking L; Campbell S; Brooks BP; Remenyi TA; Curnin SW; Johnson F
Year
2021
WA COVID-19 State Recovery (2020)$23,556
Description
The Government of Western Australia (WA) State Recovery Coordination Unit COVID-19 seeks to plan for the recovery of WA post COVID-19. This requires stretch-thinking techniques to explore potential scenarios and associated consequences for the social, natural, built and economic environments in WA. The option analysis will be supported with evidence using data from other pandemics or similar global crises such as the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and the Global Financial Crisis.
Funding
Department of Fire & Emergency Services (WA) ($23,556)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Curnin SW; Brooks BP
Year
2020
WA COVID-19 State Recovery Project - Phase 2 (2020)$45,455
Description
The Government of Western Australia (WA) State Recovery Coordination Unit COVID-19 continues to plan for the recovery of WA post COVID-19 and understand how other Australian states and territories are planning for recovery. This requires stretch-thinking techniques to explore potential scenarios and associated consequences for the social and economic environments from a national perspective.
Funding
Department of Fire & Emergency Services (WA) ($45,455)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Curnin SW; Brooks BP
Year
2020
Bangladesh Urban Resilience Project (URP) Phase 1 (2019)$23,157
Description
The overarching goal of the Bangladesh Urban Resilience Project is to create a professional emergency management training track across various levels of government in Bangladesh. Phase 1 of this research contributes to the establishment of a National Disaster Management Research and Training Institute. This project involves an evaluation of leading research related to the proposed training tracks to identify best evidence-based practice that will be incorporated into the curriculum. The project will also develop a monitoring framework, including performance indicators to monitor and evaluate the progress, and effects of the program.
Funding
C3ntre PTY Ltd ($23,157)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Curnin SW; Brooks BP
Year
2019
Cognitive Health and Decline in Marine Pilotage, towards a standard (2019 - 2020)$20,000
Description
Following a recent incident in an Australian port we have become aware that the control of risks associated with cognitive decline is poorly managed by corresponding pilotage organisations and the associated medical assessments in pilotage codes. A number of research issues are raised by this risk. How do other industries assess for cognitive decline? How should ports assess marine pilots? What role should simulation play in those assessments, if any? What is an acceptable level of performance? This small preliminary project will begin to explore these questions. The project will include four stages with the intention to produce a preliminary journal paper on the topic and prepare a research grant to support on-going research in this area. Stage 1: Identify current state of the art in other high-risk industries for the assessment of mild cognitive decline. Stage 2: Develop a review of the neurological testing tools available for assessing cognitive performance, and how they might be combined with in simulator and on-water assessments of pilot performance. This stage will also consider how innovations in the assessment of situational awareness (such as the use of Electro-Dermal Analysis) developed at AMC may be integrated into the testing regime. Stage 3: Interview relevant stakeholders (port authorities, AMPI, and individual pilots) to understand the challenges associated with moving forward in this area. Stage 4: Develop a proposal for a longer term ARC Linkage project to build a baseline of cognitive performance that could be used to support further developments, such as integration into the marine pilots medical and also how pilots cognitive health might be supported by marine pilotage organisations.
Funding
Port Authority of New South Wales ($20,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Brooks BP
Period
2019 - 2020
Empowering communities to understand and minimise health impacts of bushfire trauma (2018)$10,381
Description
This community engagement grant proposal centres on empowerment and engagement in the developmental phase of potential studies into health, resilience and bushfires. It has three aims:1) To establish community attitudes to health-related bushfire research in local communities in Hobart and the Tasman Peninsula;2) To determine feasibility of such research, and;3) If appropriate, to engage the community in design of a research study which would investigate the health impacts of traumatic bushfire exposure and the benefit of prior resilience-focussed education for preventing such impacts.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($10,381)
Scheme
null
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Sinclair D; Brooks BP
Year
2018
Automation, Trust, and Workload: UTAS / CSIRO / UoSA Collaborative Research Project (2017 - 2019)$212,982
Description
Automation, and autonomous systems, are playing an increasing role in every-day life. Whereas the previous generation of autonomous technology had its impact largely in industrial spaces, (e.g. automotive factory robots), current advances are bringing such systems into the homes, workplaces, and automobiles of todays citizens. A key factor here is the increased proximity to human operators and bystanders. This project aims to develop a useful model for making predictive analyses based on these three factors, Automation, Trust, and Workload.The work will focus on both traditional methods of workload estimation (i.e. subjective questionnaire) and novel methodology using psychophysiological methodology to measure workload in a way that does not interrupt critical task flow, as is the case with traditional methodology. Such methodologies include, but are not limited to: Pupillometry (using fluctuations in pupil diameter to indicate cognitive load, e.g. (Duenser, Lochner, Engelke, & Rozado, 2015); electro-dermal activity (using skin conductivity to infer cognitive load, e.g. (Lochner, Duenser, Lutzhoft, Brooks, & Rozado, 2016); IR camera-based pulse detection (using video imagery to detect pulse rate, e.g. (Stemberger, Allison, & Schnell, 2010). It is our goal to develop and validate a hybrid methodology for assessing workload in critical task environments, where standard interruptive measurement techniques are not appropriate due to various considerations including safety, efficiency, and efficacy. This framework is not limited to assessing physical automation (e.g. self driving cars, autonomous robotics), but also includes automation within a user-experience framework, considering automated web-based information systems.The second key factor (the first being the level of autonomy) in the model under development is the individuals level of trust in the automated system. Recent research on human interactions with autonomous systems (e.g., Freedy, DeVisser, Weltman, & Coeyman, 2007; Lee & See, 2004) indicates that the level of trust in the system affects the success of the interaction on a number of levels, and should therefore be taken into account as a major factor in the design process. The current project contributors believe that a relation between trust, autonomy, and workload is intrinsic to the human-machine system, and that the development of a model surrounding these influences will inform the successful future development of such systems. This research sits at the nexus of three academic disciplines, namely computer science, psychology, and engineering. The development of systems that operate with variable levels of human engagement, requires an explicit understanding of the human capacity for work, the strengths and limitations of the technology, and a way to predict when errors will occur. The proposed project structure will support this multidisciplinary work by establishing the appropriate interdepartmental connections.
Funding
CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation ($212,982)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Heathcote A; Gale TJ; de Salas KL; Lueg C; Brooks BP; Strickland LJG; Duenser A; Lochner M
Period
2017 - 2019
Decision making, team monitoring and organisational learning (2017 - 2020)$690,000
Description
The goal of this project is to provide outputs that facilitate enhanced decision making and team monitoring at strategic levels of emergency management. As part of this project we will examine how organisations currently learn from evidence and implement changes in practice to inform the testing and evaluation phases. Part of this work will be identifying opportunities and barriers to adoption of these tools and providing strategies that agencies can use to overcome these barriers. In this way we will contribute to enhancing the capability of agencies to effectively respond to emergencies now and into the future.
Funding
Bushfire and Natural Hazard CRC ($690,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
Bushfire and Natural Hazard CRC
Research Team
Bearman C; Brooks BP; Owen C; Curnin SW; Rainbird S
Period
2017 - 2020
Assessing human performance to improve platform design and recoverability (2017)$10,000
Description
This project is a short literature review and presentation that explores/surveys the status of the emerging maritime technology areas relevant to human factors for naval platforms in the current year (2017) and projections of potential application in zero-five (2017-22) , five-ten (2022-27) and ten-twenty (2027-37) years' time. The advantages, disadvantages and challenges associated with the applications, including an indication of how speculative the technology is will be included for each timeframe discussed.
Funding
Defence Science and Technology Group ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Brooks BP; Lutzhoft MH
Year
2017
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
Bushfire and Natural Hazard CRC
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
Brooks BP; Dunham RC
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 Services 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

2

Completed

6

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDBeyond Teamwork: Joint activity during the navigation and manoeuvring of a ship in port waters2014
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 a Quantitative Linguistic Profile of Bridge Team Communication for a Performance Assessment of Native and Non-Native Speakers of Maritime English
Candidate: Peter John
2020
PhDAuthentic Assessment and its Impact on Seafarer Students Academic Achievement: A comparative analysis with traditional assessment
Candidate: Samrat Ghosh
2020
PhDSafe Ports in the 21st Century: Australian Port Resilience
Candidate: Victor Robert Justice
2018
PhDAn Integrated Approach to Analyse Shiphandling Expertise in a Full Mission Bridge Simulator
Candidate: Luca Orlandi
2018
PhDShaping Ships for People: Human centred design knowledge into maritime education
Candidate: Hettiarachchige Sandakomali Apsara Abeysiriwardhane
2017
PhDBuilding Organisational Capacity to Support Operational Agility in Humanitarian Logistics
Candidate: Cecile L'Hermitte
2016