Industrial Psychology Research Centre

Facility/equipment: Facility

  • Location

    Industrial Psychology Research Centre William Guild Building University of Aberdeen Aberdeen AB24 2UB

    United Kingdom


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.

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
- The impact of rudeness / incivility on people at work


NameIndustrial Psychology Research Centre
Acquisition date1/01/86


Human engineering
Power generation
Emergency services
Civil aviation
Nuclear energy