Industrial Psychology Research Centre

Welcome to the Industrial Psychology Research Centre. The IPRC specialises in the application of psychology principles and methods to examine safety and human performance in industry, with a strong focus on human factors.

The centre has worked with the oil industry since 1986, and regularly engages in research and consultancy. We carry out projects with the offshore oil industry, civil aviation, nuclear power generation, healthcare, emergency services, conventional power generation and transportation.

The IPRC has recently expanded to encompass a new research group, the Aberdeen Human Factors Research Group.

Research interests of the centre include:

  • Analysis of the human factors inherent in a variety of workplaces (aviation, oil, healthcare)
  • Measuring and managing safety culture/climate
  • Patient safety
  • Crew Resource Management
  • Non-technical skills such as leadership, communication and situational awareness
  • Accident analysis



New book (Published September 2015) Enhancing Surgical Performance. A Primer in Non-Technical Skills. Edited by Flin, Youngson & Yule. CRC Press.