Human Factors in Defence
Series Editors: Don Harris, HFI Solutions Ltd, UK; Neville
Stanton, University of Southampton, UK; Eduardo Salas, University
of Central Florida, USA
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 will comprise
specially commissioned books from internationally recognised
experts in the field. They will 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.