Changing the Way
AN OUTSTANDING REPUTATION
We’re here to help you prioritise wellbeing interventions that make a real difference and have long-term impact
Our team of Psychologists, Researchers and Associates brings together expertise from across the University of Hull to offer a range of consultancy and applied research services.
The Centre was formed in 2019 by Professor Fiona Earle and Dr Katie Cunnah with the main business aim of providing high-quality human factors and occupational psychology consultancy and applied research, underpinned by the rigour and ethics of an academic institution.
The team has established a reputable service portfolio of evidence-based approaches to health, safety and wellbeing in the workplace. With particular expertise in applied research methods, risk management, occupational stress and fatigue, our team has experience across a range of industries including oil & gas, offshore wind, local government, and emergency services.
We also work collaboratively with the UK Health & Safety Executive to deliver research and consultancy that aims to address a range of issues of importance in the workplace, including fatigue, stress and trauma, and to develop existing occupational stress risk assessment tools and approaches.
Dr Fiona Earle
Director, Occupational Psychologist
& Human Factors Specialist
Fiona has over 20 years’ experience of Human Factors and Occupational Psychology, working within the complementary settings of academia and industry. She is the Director of the Centre for Human Factors and her interests are broadly based in the areas of work place stress and fatigue. Her focus has primarily been on researching work place stress and applying this to real-world settings.
Specific areas of interest include: Evaluating occupational stress risks, understanding mental and physical workload and their relationship to fatigue, complex task performance and performance breakdown under stress, the impact of various non-optimal conditions on fatigue and attitudes to risk, and the impact of shift work on performance and well-being. Collaborations include: HM Customs and Excise, MBNA, Kelloggs, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Vivergo Biofuels, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Hull City Council, Humberside Police Force, KCOM Group, Northern Ireland Fire Service, Siemens, Centrica, G+global, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (OREC), British Gas.