Human Factors in Defence series – a call for proposals

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 SystemsPamela Savage-Knepshield, John Martin, John Lockett III and Laurel Allender (December 2012)

The Human Factors of FratricideLaura A. Rafferty, Neville A. Stanton and Guy H. Walker

Trust in Military TeamsNeville A. Stanton

Human-Robot Interactions in Future Military OperationsMichael Barnes and Florian Jentsch

Neurocognitive and Physiological Factors During High-Tempo OperationsSteven Kornguth, Rebecca Steinberg and Michael D. Matthews

Command and Control: The Sociotechnical PerspectiveGuy H. Walker, Neville A. Stanton, Paul M. Salmon and Daniel P. Jenkins

Human Factors Issues in Combat IdentificationDee H. Andrews, Robert P. Herz and Mark B. Wolf

Distributed Situation AwarenessPaul M. Salmon, Neville A. Stanton, Guy H. Walker and Daniel P. Jenkins

Digitising Command and ControlNeville 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 OperationJonathan M. Ross

Cognitive Work Analysis: Coping with ComplexityDaniel P. Jenkins, Neville A. Stanton, Paul M. Salmon and Guy H. Walker

Macrocognition in TeamsMichael P. Letsky, Norman W. Warner, Stephen M. Fiore and C.A.P. Smith

Modelling Command and ControlNeville A. Stanton, Chris Baber and Don Harris

Performance Under StressPeter 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.

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