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25 Years of road safety: The journey from thinking humans to systems-thinking

25 Years of road safety: The journey from thinking humans to systems-thinking
25 Years of road safety: The journey from thinking humans to systems-thinking
Research into road safety has evolved from individual level component analysis to a much broader, systemic approach that acknowledges the fusion of ‘socio’ and ‘technical’ system elements. Over the past four decades, Professor Neville Stanton has contributed to over 179 journal articles, book chapters and conference papers in the field of road safety. The journey from ‘thinking humans’ to ‘systems thinking’ is demonstrated in this paper through the novel
application of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) to the categorisation of research activities. A systematic review of Neville’s contributions to the field of road safety demonstrates that over the years, his research activities have evolved from investigating single technological or human performance aspects in isolation (e.g., in-vehicle information design and workload) through to the holistic analysis of much broader systems (e.g., investigating road safety as a whole). Importantly, this evolution goes hand in hand with a change in the focus and emphasis of recommendations for improvements to safety. Going
forward, Neville has helped pave the way for fundamental changes and improvements to be made to road safety systems around the world.
Human Factor methods, Risk management framework, sociitechnical systems
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McIlroy, Rich C.
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Banks, Victoria
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McIlroy, Rich C., Banks, Victoria and Parnell, Katie (2021) 25 Years of road safety: The journey from thinking humans to systems-thinking. Applied Ergonomics, 98, [103592]. (doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2021.103592).

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Research into road safety has evolved from individual level component analysis to a much broader, systemic approach that acknowledges the fusion of ‘socio’ and ‘technical’ system elements. Over the past four decades, Professor Neville Stanton has contributed to over 179 journal articles, book chapters and conference papers in the field of road safety. The journey from ‘thinking humans’ to ‘systems thinking’ is demonstrated in this paper through the novel
application of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) to the categorisation of research activities. A systematic review of Neville’s contributions to the field of road safety demonstrates that over the years, his research activities have evolved from investigating single technological or human performance aspects in isolation (e.g., in-vehicle information design and workload) through to the holistic analysis of much broader systems (e.g., investigating road safety as a whole). Importantly, this evolution goes hand in hand with a change in the focus and emphasis of recommendations for improvements to safety. Going
forward, Neville has helped pave the way for fundamental changes and improvements to be made to road safety systems around the world.

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Accepted/In Press date: 20 September 2021
e-pub ahead of print date: 21 September 2021
Keywords: Human Factor methods, Risk management framework, sociitechnical systems

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Local EPrints ID: 451970
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/451970
ISSN: 0003-6870
PURE UUID: 103c591b-ab40-4dbb-a172-f945ac7ef393
ORCID for Rich C. McIlroy: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0326-8101

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Date deposited: 05 Nov 2021 17:30
Last modified: 09 Jan 2022 03:58

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