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Human factors in exclusive and shared use in the UK transport system (2019)
Report
Golightly, D., Houghton, R., HUGHES, N., & Sharples, S. (2019). Human factors in exclusive and shared use in the UK transport system. Foresight, Government Office for Science

Transport sharing describes a growing set of practices, systems and services that sit between traditional notions of private and public transport provision, and may have benefits in terms of both improving mobility in society and helping to address e... Read More

Readiness to Change: Perceptions of Safety Culture up and down the Supply Chain (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Stiles, S., Ryan, B., & Golightly, D. (2018). Readiness to Change: Perceptions of Safety Culture up and down the Supply Chain. In IEA 2018: Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018), 213-223. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-96089-0_24

Safety culture research tends to treat organisations as a single body, with less focus on understanding how perceptions vary in a multi stakeholder environment. One such example of a multi-stakeholder environment is a construction project. The succes... Read More

Evaluating attitudes to safety leadership within rail construction projects (2018)
Journal Article
Stiles, S., Ryan, B., & Golightly, D. (in press). Evaluating attitudes to safety leadership within rail construction projects. Safety Science, doi:10.1016/j.ssci.2017.12.030. ISSN 0925-7535

Safety leadership is widely discussed, commonly relating to improving safety performance within an occupational environment. Whilst there is considerable research on the characteristics of positive and negative safety leadership behaviours, research... Read More

Identifying rail asset maintenance processes: a human-centric and sensemaking approach (2018)
Journal Article
Kefalidou, G., Golightly, D., & Sharples, S. (in press). Identifying rail asset maintenance processes: a human-centric and sensemaking approach. Cognition, Technology and Work, 20(1), doi:10.1007/s10111-017-0452-0. ISSN 1435-5558

Efficient asset maintenance is key for delivering services such as transport. Current rail maintenance processes have been mostly reactive with a recent shift towards exploring proactive modes. The introduction of new ubiquitous technologies and adva... Read More

Seeing the woods for the trees: the problem of information inefficiency and information overload on operator performance (2017)
Journal Article
Dadashi, N., Golightly, D., & Sharples, S. (2017). Seeing the woods for the trees: the problem of information inefficiency and information overload on operator performance. Cognition, Technology and Work, 19(4), 561–570. doi:10.1007/s10111-017-0451-1

One of the recurring questions in designing dynamic control environments is whether providing more information leads to better operational decisions. The idea of having every piece of information is increasingly tempting (and in safety critical domai... Read More

A cross-sector analysis of human and organisational factors in the deployment of data-driven predictive maintenance (2017)
Journal Article
Golightly, D., Kefalidou, G., & Sharples, S. (in press). A cross-sector analysis of human and organisational factors in the deployment of data-driven predictive maintenance. Information Systems and E-Business Management, doi:10.1007/s10257-017-0343-1. ISSN 1617-9846

Domains such as utilities, power generation, manufacturing and transport are increasingly turning to data-driven tools for management and maintenance of key assets. Whole ecosystems of sensors and analytical tools can provide complex, predictive view... Read More

Train driving simulator studies: can novice drivers deliver the goods? (2017)
Journal Article
Large, D. R., Golightly, D., & Taylor, E. (2017). Train driving simulator studies: can novice drivers deliver the goods?. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, doi:10.1177/0954409717704260. ISSN 0954-4097

Early research suggests that, in a simulated train-driving environment, unskilled, novice drivers may exhibit comparable behaviour and performance to experienced, professional train drivers after receiving only minimal, task-specific training. Howeve... Read More

Seeing the woods for the trees: the problem of information inefficiency and information overload on operator performance (2016)
Journal Article
Dadashi, N., Golightly, D., & Sharples, S. (2016). Seeing the woods for the trees: the problem of information inefficiency and information overload on operator performance. doi:10.1016/j.ifacol.2016.10.628

One of the recurring questions in designing dynamic control environments is whether providing more information leads to better operational decisions. The idea of having every piece of information and increasing situation awareness is so tempting (and... Read More

Application of Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) to UK rail safety of the line incidents (2016)
Journal Article
Madigan, R., Golightly, D., & Madders, R. (in press). Application of Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) to UK rail safety of the line incidents. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 97, doi:10.1016/j.aap.2016.08.023. ISSN 0001-4575

Minor safety incidents on the railways cause disruption, and may be indicators of more serious safety risks. The following paper aimed to gain an understanding of the relationship between active and latent factors, and particular causal paths for the... Read More

Design requirements for effective hybrid decision making with Evolvable Assembly Systems (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Golightly, D., & Sanderson, D. (2016). Design requirements for effective hybrid decision making with Evolvable Assembly Systems

This paper examines 10 challenges for making automation a team player (Klein et al., 2004) in the context of Evolvable Assembly Systems (EAS) with the aim of delivering requirements for effective hybrid human-automation decision making. Specific deci... Read More

Manufacturing in the cloud: a human factors perspective (2016)
Journal Article
Golightly, D., Sharples, S., Patel, H., & Ratchev, S. (2016). Manufacturing in the cloud: a human factors perspective. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 55, (12-21). ISSN 0169-8141

Cloud manufacturing adopts a cloud computing paradigm as the basis for delivering shared, on-demand manufacturing services. The result is customer-centric supply chains that can be configured for cost, quality, speed and customisation. While the tech... Read More

The characteristics of railway service disruption: implications for disruption management (2016)
Journal Article
Golightly, D., & Dadashi, N. (in press). The characteristics of railway service disruption: implications for disruption management. Ergonomics, doi:10.1080/00140139.2016.1173231. ISSN 0014-0139

Rail disruption management is central to operational continuity and customer satisfaction. Disruption is not a unitary phenomenon - it varies by time, cause, location and complexity of coordination. Effective, user-centred technology for rail disrupt... Read More

How do principles for human-centred automation apply to Disruption Management Decision Support? (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Golightly, D., & Dadashi, N. (in press). How do principles for human-centred automation apply to Disruption Management Decision Support?

While automation of signal and route setting is routine, the use of automation or decision support in disruption management processes is far less common. Such support offers significant advantages in optimising re-planning of both timetable and resou... Read More

Nature: a new paradigm for well-being and ergonomics (2016)
Journal Article
Richardson, M., Maspero, M., Golightly, D., Sheffield, D., Staples, V., & Lumber, R. (2016). Nature: a new paradigm for well-being and ergonomics. Ergonomics, doi:10.1080/00140139.2016.1157213. ISSN 0014-0139

Nature is presented as a new paradigm for ergonomics. As a discipline concerned with well-being, the importance of natural environments for wellness should be part of ergonomics knowledge and practice. This position is supported by providing a concis... Read More

Span of control in supervision of rail track work (2016)
Journal Article
Houghton, R. J., White, C., Golightly, D., & Wilson, J. R. (2016). Span of control in supervision of rail track work. Cognition, Technology and Work, 18(2), doi:10.1007/s10111-016-0364-4. ISSN 1435-5558

The supervision of engineering work on the railways has received relatively little examination despite being both safety-critical in its own right and having wider implications for the successful running of the railways. The present paper is concerne... Read More

Giving and sharing in the computer-mediated economy (2014)
Journal Article
Harvey, J., Smith, A., & Golightly, D. (2017). Giving and sharing in the computer-mediated economy. Journal of Consumer Behaviour, 16(4), 363-371. doi:10.1002/cb.1499

The paper examines how digital technology mediates the behaviour of consumers in three online systems that facilitate offline gift giving and sharing (Freecycle, Couchsurfing, and Landshare). Findings derived from a netnography and depth interviews r... Read More

A framework to support human factors of automation in railway intelligent infrastructure (2014)
Journal Article
Dadashi, N., Wilson, J. R., Golightly, D., & Sharples, S. (in press). A framework to support human factors of automation in railway intelligent infrastructure. Ergonomics, 57(3), doi:10.1080/00140139.2014.893026. ISSN 0014-0139

Technological and organisational advances have increased the potential for remote access and proactive monitoring of the infrastructure in various domains and sectors – water and sewage, oil and gas and transport. Intelligent Infrastructure (II) is a... Read More

Participant experiences of mobile device-based diary studies (2013)
Journal Article
Sun, X., Golightly, D., Cranwell, J., Bedwell, B. D., & Sharples, S. (2013). Participant experiences of mobile device-based diary studies. International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction, 5(2), doi:10.4018/jmhci.2013040104. ISSN 1942-390X

Mobile device-based diary studies have potential as contextual data capture methods that address the limitations of the traditional paper-based diary method. While there have been a number of studies that demonstrate the power of the mobile device-ba... Read More