Researcher

Dr Oleksandra Molloy

Biography

Dr Oleksandra Molloy is a Lecturer in Aviation within the School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT), UNSW Canberra. Dr Molloy is the Aviation Program Coordinator, who is overseeing Bachelor of Technology (Aviation; SEIT) and Bachelor of Science (Aviation major/double degree; School of Science). Dr Molloy is also a member of Human Research Ethics Panel at UNSW Canberra. Dr Molloy is an academic and researcher in the areas of...view more

Dr Oleksandra Molloy is a Lecturer in Aviation within the School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT), UNSW Canberra. Dr Molloy is the Aviation Program Coordinator, who is overseeing Bachelor of Technology (Aviation; SEIT) and Bachelor of Science (Aviation major/double degree; School of Science). Dr Molloy is also a member of Human Research Ethics Panel at UNSW Canberra. Dr Molloy is an academic and researcher in the areas of aviation and road safety, education/training, and human factors. Her specific area of research is training of young novice operators (e.g., drivers – in road research and pilots – in aviation research) to improve their non-technical (e.g., risk management) skills. In her research, she incorporates different methods and latest technology, including: driving/flight simulators, an instrumented vehicle, eye-tracking glasses, Mobileye tracking system, digital human modelling software, etc.  

Dr Molloy has a PhD in Aviation (Science), MSc in Human Factors (Engineering), Master of Education/English, Bachelor of Education/English, Graduate Research Diploma in Theory and Methodology of Professional Education, and the PPL (A) licence. Her combined experience both in industry and academia in Australia and overseas is over 15 years. Dr Molloy is an Academic Mentoring Coordinator as part of WOMEN@UNSW Canberra initiative, as well as the WOMEN@UNSW Canberra Champions Program Coordinator for Early-Career and Mid-Career academic staff, and a volunteer in STEM within Australian Academy of Sciences. Oleksandra is a Program Chair in Training Technical Group of the Human Factor and Ergonomics Society (USA). Dr Molloy is a member of Chartered Institute of Human Factors and Ergonomics (CIEHF, UK), Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA, Australia), Member at Royal Aeronautical Society (UK), nd Member at Women in Aviation (International and Australian Chapter).

Dr Molloy is always keen to collaborate with academics, industry and government professionals interested in the areas of aviation and road safety, driver training, human factors, and rail. If you are interested in completing a PhD in the areas of my interest, please send me your resume and list of publications. Here you can find more information on how to apply and key dates. If you are interested in collaboration, please send me an email with the areas of interest and potential opportunities for mutual research collaboration.


My Grants

1. Australian Research Council Discovery Project #DP130104061

2. Australian Research Council Discovery Project #DP180102780

3. Australian Research Council Project DP #220103526

4. Research Grant from Road Safety Innovation Fund of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.

 


My Qualifications

 

2014-2018

PhD, School of Aviation, Faculty of Science, The University of New South Wales (Australia)

2013

Private Pilot Licence (PPL(A)) Theoretical Course, Flight Academy of National Aviation University (Ukraine)

2012-2013

MSc in Human Factors, Faculty of Engineering, School of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, The University of Nottingham (UK)

2011-2013

Graduate Research Diploma in Theory and Methodology of Professional Education, Flight Academy of National Aviation University (Ukraine), Graduate Research School

2010-2011

Graduate Research Diploma in Theory and Methodology of Professional Education, National University of Educational Management of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine (Ukraine), Graduate Research School

2007-2008

Master of Education/English (MEd with High Distinction), School of Foreign Languages, Kirovograd State Teachers’ Training University named after V.Vynnychenko (Ukraine), School of Foreign Languages

2003-2007

Bachelor in Education/English (BEd with High Distinction), School of Foreign Languages, Kirovograd State Teachers’ Training University namedafter V.Vynnychenko (Ukraine)

                        


My Awards

1. The Sydney Airport HDR Prize 2019 is awarded for the best PhD or Master thesis in 2018.

2. Best Student Paper Award 2018 at the Annual Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Conference by the Human Factors and  Ergonomics Society, Training Technical Group (Philadelphia, USA, October, 2018). This award has been given in recognition of “The effect of cognitive-based training on young drivers’ speed management behavior: An on-road study” by Oleksandra Molloy, Brett Molesworth, & Ann Williamson.

3. Best Presentation Award 2018 granted by Ministry of Science and Education of Ukraine at the 3d International Scientific Conference for Bachelor, Master, Graduate Students and Young Researchers “Topical issues of humanities, technical and natural sciences”.

4. Winner of the Early Career SIG Competition 2016, entitled “What do you see as future applications of ergonomics in the next 10 years?” by Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Australia.

5. Best Student Paper Award 2015 at the Annual Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Conference by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Training Technical Group (Los Angeles, CA, USA, October, 2015).

6. HFESA Student Fellowship IEA 2015 by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia Inc. (Melbourne, VIC, Australia, August).

7.  Best Postgraduate Course Representative 2013 -  The University of Nottingham.

8. The National Award/Grant as the Winner of the National Competition among Graduate Researchers to study abroad 2012. Section: Transport and transport infrastructure – Ministry of Education and Science, Youths and Sport of Ukraine.


My Research Activities

Personal Affiliations

  • Member and Program Chair in Training Technical Group of the Human Factor and Ergonomics Society (USA).
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Human Factors and Ergonomics (CIEHF, UK), 
  • Member at Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA, Australia)
  • Member at Royal Aeronautical Society (UK/ Australia)
  • Member of Women in Aviation (International/Australia)
  • Member of Australian Women Pilots' Association (Australia)

 

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Location

Canberra

Contact

02 5114 5184