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SRI: SRI Director co-authors award-winning paper

Dr. William Marras was one of eight distinguished researchers and practitioners who received the 2013 Liberty Mutual Award for their scientific paper, A Strategy for Human Factors/Ergonomics: Developing the Discipline and Profession.  This paper was published in the journal Ergonomics in 2012 and proposes a new strategy for the field of human factors/ergonomics.  Roger Haslam, coordinating editor of Ergonomics, stated that the paper, “represents a paradigm shift in thinking about the future strategy and direction of human factors and ergonomics.”

The international team of co-authors for this paper were:

  • Jan Dul, PhD, team leader (Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands)
  • Ralph Bruder, PhD (Institute of Ergonomics, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany)
  • Peter Buckle, PhD (Imperial College, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Faculty of Medicine, London, UK)
  • Pascale Carayon, PhD (Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI)
  • Pierre Falzon, PhD (Research Center on Work and Development, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), Paris, France)
  • William S. Marras, PhD (The Ohio State University, Biodynamics Laboratory, Columbus, OH)
  • John R. Wilson, PhD (Human Factors Research Group, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK)
  • Bas van der Doelen (Department of Knowledge and Communication, BMA Ergonomics, Zwolle, the Netherlands)