2017 Commitee

Dr Anjum Naweed

SimTecT Scientific Convenor


CQUniversity Australia

Anjum Naweed is an Associate Professor at the Appleton Institute for Behavioural Science in South Australia working in Human Factors and Applied Cognitive Science. He has over 10 years of experience across a range of industry sectors, complex domains, and occupational settings and currently holds a prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Fellowship.

Anjum’s simulation-based research has focused on trying to understand and enhance the way that people perform in complex, and often, highly safety-critical environments. His research has sought to advance theories of applied attention and develop new methods for describing and understanding human performance. His focus on decision-making and knowledge representation is particularly concerned with the relationship between people and technologies, tools, environments, and systems, beginning with the user experience. Much of Anjum’s research is geared towards pragmatic outcomes; consequently, he is also given to studying system design, impact of new technology, and understanding ways of working in order to pursue practical advances that improve the way people function and interact with their environment in the real world.

Anjum has co-edited books, written over 60 peer reviewed articles and secured over $2 million in research funding in human factors and safety work. His research has also received numerous awards and accolades. In 2012, he was awarded the SimTecT Body of Knowledge prize, and in 2013, he was awarded an ARC Linkage grant to innovate driver training through even greater advancement in augmented reality. In 2013 he was awarded the CQU Opal Award for Excellence in Engagement, and the CQU Vice-Chancellor’s award for Outstanding Early Career Researcher of the Year.

Anjum has also been a recipient of the Alan Welford Award from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia, and in 2015, he received their John Lane Award for major systematic contribution to advancing the science of human factors and ergonomics and its application in Australia. He is current Scientific Convenor for the Simulation Technology and Training (SimTecT) stream of the Australasian Simulation Congress, Chair of the Transport community for the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia, and Scientific Advisor for the Australasian Centre for Rail innovation.

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