Resources

The work of the institute is best appreciated through the resources provided her in the form of Methods and Publications. It is important to note that these resources are representative of our areas of interest but are in no way comprehensive. It is our intention to develop these resources as we engage in new areas of work. We will also increase the depth of coverage by including more of our previous work and by referring to the work of other people that we find interesting and useful. In this way we would hope that these Resources become useful in sharing and disseminating a better understanding of the multidisciplinary nature of knowledge development in the 21st Century.

The National Health Service National Programme for Information Technology (NPfIT): A Socio-technical Systems Perspective

From the book ‘Integrating Healthcare with Information and Communication Technology’ addressing the National Programme for Information Technology in the NHS The book ‘Integrating healthcare with information and communication technology’ presents a collection of essays that discusses a set of challenges that arise when attempts are made to integrate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into health […]

Socio-Technical Theory and Work Systems in the Information Age

Book chapter entitled ‘Socio-technical theory and work systems in the information age’ This chapter of the book set the traditional focus of socio-technical systems theory on primary work systems in modern context where information and communication technology (ICT) has a major influence in the way work is undertaken. The chapter begins with a summary of […]

Information Technology and Organisational Change

A book addressing the need to consider technical and organisational change as a system in the implementation of information technology The Preface for this book published in 1988 was contemporary and on reflection, nearly thirty years later, still applicable in many ways today to implementation of information technology. It opens: It is widely acknowledged that […]

1966 and All That: Trends and Developments 1956-1974 within UK Ergonomics

Development of ergonomics in the UK between 1956 and 1974 Abstract: The 1960s represents a key decade in the expansion of ergonomics within the UK. This paper reviews trends and developments that emerged out of the 1960s and compares these with ergonomics research and practice today. The focus in particular is on the expansion of […]

Ergonomic Interventions in the Implementation of New Technical Systems

Opportunities for ergonomic and human factors in new technical systems One of the most frequent sources of change in working life is the implementation of new technology. This can have many implications for the work system. There will be an immediate need for staff to acquire new skills and there may be potentially far-reaching effects […]

People and Computers: Emerging Work Practice in the Information Age

A chapter in the book ‘Psychology at Work’ reviewing the impact of information technology on work practice and the link between people and work   Amazon Book Link EASON K.D. People and Computers: Emerging Work Practice in the Information Age. In P.B.Warr (ed) ‘Psychology at Work’ Penguin, London, 5th Edition pp 77-99 ISBN 0-14-100010-4