Researcher

Associate Professor Carlo Domenic Caponecchia

Fields of Research (FoR)

Cognitive Science not elsewhere classified

Biography

Carlo joined the School of Aviation in 2010. He has an Undergraduate Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Newcastle, and a PhD in Psychology from the University of New South Wales.

Carlo research is in human factors and safety applied across several domains, including

  • Human error analysis
  • Risk perception and communication
  • Distraction and fatigue
  • Psychosocial hazards and psychosocial injury
  • System safety and risk...view more

Carlo joined the School of Aviation in 2010. He has an Undergraduate Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Newcastle, and a PhD in Psychology from the University of New South Wales.

Carlo research is in human factors and safety applied across several domains, including

  • Human error analysis
  • Risk perception and communication
  • Distraction and fatigue
  • Psychosocial hazards and psychosocial injury
  • System safety and risk management

Carlo provides expert witness testimony, particularly regarding safe systems of work, and provides consultancy advice to several industries on safety-related projects (workplace culture, safety management, psychosocial hazards). He regularly provides seminars and keynotes to industry forums regarding safe systems of work.

Carlo is a member of the Standards Australia Committee responsible for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (SF001) which deals with AS/NZSISO 45001:2018, and part of the Australian delegation to ISO Technical Committee 283 which developed an International Standard on Psychological Health at Work (ISO45003: 2021). He is a member of the Safework NSW MSD Consultative Committee.

Professional Affiliations:

President, International Association for Workplace Bullying and Harassment (IAWBH) 
Member, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA)

 

Carlo currently teaches AVIA9101 Safety Risk Management: Human Processes, and AVIA3013/GENS5003 Workplace safety.


My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

A range of potential topics for research degrees include

  • Reliability and usability of methods for understanding complex systems and incidents (eg. FRAM)
  • Application and refinement of Human Factors taxonomies and tools
  • Evaluating methods for error and incident classification 
  • Assessing the validity of trainee Pilot selection tests
  • Methods for providing feedback on trainee pilot visual scanning
  • Driver distraction from smartphone use, including voice control activation
  • Driver drowsiness on short commuter trips
  • Safety management systems and management systems standards (MSS)
  • Aviation health and wellbeing: physical and mental health of crew and passengers
  • Accessibility and usability of public spaces 
  • Improving Injury data classification and management
  • Psychosocial hazard management and work re-design
  • Workplace safety in various domains/applications (including work re-design for older workers, injury classifications, improving WHS databases)

 

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Location

Room 216, Level 2 Old Main Building (K15)
Lower Campus
UNSW
Kensington
NSW 2052

Contact

9385 7184
9385 6637