At the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA) conference, which was held in Adelaide in November, Dr Jodi Oakman, Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Ergonomics and Human Factors, at La Trobe University, took over the role of HFESA Secretary and will hold this position for 2 years, Jenny Long is HFESA president and Rodney Powell is treasurer (see photo). These two years will include the period in which the International Ergonomics Association Conference will be held in Melbourne (see http://iea2015.org ). The IEA conference will be a great opportunity to see and meet international colleagues in the field of ergonomics. We strongly recommend attending at least some of the conference and of course the social events.
Jodi has been involved in a book that has just been released:
Psychosocial Factors at Work in the Asia Pacific
The concept of the book emerged from the expert meetings of the Asia Pacific Academy for Psychosocial Factors at Work, of which the Centre for Ergonomics and Human Factors at La Trobe has been attending. One of the aims of the book was to gain a better understanding of workplace psychosocial issues across the region- the book is certainly an eye opener in this respect. Another aim was to increase academic links across the region.The book features inputs from 30 academics with 26 from the Asia Pacific (Japan (6), Australia (11), China (1), South Korea (1), Malaysia (6), and New Zealand (1)). There are additional international contributions from Germany (3) and Belgium (1).