We are actively seeking proposals for our Human Factors in Defence series.
The series is edited by Don Harris (HFI Solutions Ltd); Neville Stanton (University of Southampton) and Eduardo Salas, University of Central Florida.
Books in the series:
Designing Soldier Systems – Pamela Savage-Knepshield, John Martin, John Lockett III and Laurel Allender (December 2012)
The Human Factors of Fratricide – Laura A. Rafferty, Neville A. Stanton and Guy H. Walker
Trust in Military Teams – Neville A. Stanton
Human-Robot Interactions in Future Military Operations – Michael Barnes and Florian Jentsch
Neurocognitive and Physiological Factors During High-Tempo Operations – Steven Kornguth, Rebecca Steinberg and Michael D. Matthews
Command and Control: The Sociotechnical Perspective – Guy H. Walker, Neville A. Stanton, Paul M. Salmon and Daniel P. Jenkins
Human Factors Issues in Combat Identification – Dee H. Andrews, Robert P. Herz and Mark B. Wolf
Distributed Situation Awareness – Paul M. Salmon, Neville A. Stanton, Guy H. Walker and Daniel P. Jenkins
Digitising Command and Control – Neville A. Stanton, Daniel P. Jenkins, Paul M. Salmon, Guy H. Walker, Kirsten M. A. Revell and Laura Rafferty
Human Factors for Naval Marine Vehicle Design and Operation – Jonathan M. Ross
Cognitive Work Analysis: Coping with Complexity – Daniel P. Jenkins, Neville A. Stanton, Paul M. Salmon and Guy H. Walker
Macrocognition in Teams – Michael P. Letsky, Norman W. Warner, Stephen M. Fiore and C.A.P. Smith
Modelling Command and Control – Neville A. Stanton, Chris Baber and Don Harris
Performance Under Stress – Peter A. Hancock and James L. Szalma
Human factors is key to enabling today’s armed forces to implement their vision to “produce battle-winning people and equipment that are fit for the challenge of today, ready for the tasks of tomorrow and capable of building for the future” (source: UK MoD).
Modern armed forces fulfil a wider variety of roles than ever before. In addition to defending sovereign territory and prosecuting armed conflicts, military personnel are engaged in homeland defence and in undertaking peacekeeping operations and delivering humanitarian aid right across the world.
This requires top class personnel, trained to the highest standards in the use of first class equipment. The military has long recognised that good human factors is essential if these aims are to be achieved.
The defence sector is by far and away the largest employer of human factors personnel across the globe and is the largest funder of basic and applied research. Much of this research is applicable to a wide audience, not just the military; this series aims to give readers access to some of this high quality work.
Ashgate’s Human Factors in Defence series publishes specially commissioned books from internationally recognised experts in the field. They provide in-depth, authoritative accounts of key human factors issues being addressed by the defence industry across the world.
We are actively commissioning new books within this area. If you have a proposal that you feel is appropriate to the series, please contact the Publisher, Guy Loft.