Regional Groups

Regional Groups organise meetings, events and site visits and are open to anyone. All Institute members get invited to their local group events.

Regional Groups can organise visits to places you wouldn’t otherwise get easy access to such as Jaguar Land Rover, RNIB, Highways Agency, National Air Traffic Services.

Read about the latest Group activities in our blog or browse their upcoming events. Contact group organisers, listed below, to keep up to date with what’s happening or to put forward an idea for a meeting or visit.

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Regional Group Map - Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors

Groups & organisers

Beds, Bucks & Herts
Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire & Hertfordshire
Organiser: Mike Tainsh

Bristol & Avon
Bristol, Somerset, Gloucestershire & Herefordshire
Organiser: Mike Holding

East of England
Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk
Organiser: Russell Fife

East Midlands
Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamptonshire &  Lincolnshire
Organiser: Ruth Sims

Heart of England
Staffordshire, Shropshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire & Warwickshire
Organiser: Stephen Burchill

London & South East
Greater London, Essex, Surrey, Sussex & Kent
Organiser: Andy Baker

North East
Cleveland, Durham, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear & Yorkshire
Organiser: Tony Atkinson

North West & North Wales
Conwy, Wrexham, Gwynedd, Flintshire, Denbighshire, Anglesey, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside & Cumbria
Organiser: Emma Ridsdale

All counties
Organiser: Elaine Skilling

South Wales
Ceredigion, Powys, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Swansea and all other South Wales counties
Organiser: Simon Monnington

Peninsula South West
Devon & Cornwall
Organiser: Bernie Masters

Southern England
Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Dorset & Isle of Wight
Organiser: Jo Davies

Upcoming group events

London & South East Regional Group meeting @ AECOM
Jul 8 @ 17:30 – 20:00

The London and South East regional group of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) will be hosting its summer event in July. We would be delighted if you would join us:

  • On 8 July 2015
  • From 17:30, for 18:00
  • At the AECOM offices at: MidCity Place, 71 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6QS
    (Please note: this is a different venue to the last L&SE regional group event)
  • Networking and drinks provided

Dr Steve Summerskill, Senior Lecturer in Product & Industrial Design from the Loughborough Design School, will be giving a presentation of particular relevance to London, its drivers and cyclists. The presentation will illustrate two research projects which have been funded by the Department for Transport (DfT) and Transport for London (TfL) which focus upon the issue of blind spots in Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) driver’s vision.

The first project involved the use of the SAMMIE Digital Human Modelling system in the identification of blind spots that are associated with accidents with vulnerable road users. The research team identified a key blind spot, and worked with the DfT to revise European standards to remove this blind spot. This change in regulation has changed the mirror design of all new vehicles produced after June 2015.

This work directly led to a project with Transport for London as part of the CLOCS programme which aims to quantify and compare the size of blind spots associated with the top selling HGVs in the UK. The aim is to identify design features which improve direct vision through the windows of HGVs and to foster improved design in the future.

Following the presentation we will have an open forum for discussions, as well as a chance to network and enjoy some refreshments. To reserve a place, please register online.

You can also get news and updates by joining the London Ergonomics Group on LinkedIn.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Past event reports for all Groups

Southern Regional Group visit to air traffic control centre

Lively discussion at the South West Regional Group

Bridge visit for Scottish Regional Group

Mixed range of talks for London & SE Group

North West Regional Group meeting a great success