Who was Richard Holman?
Richard Clive Holman was born in 1954, and graduated in ergonomics from Loughborough University of Technology in 1975. After six years in ergonomics with British Aerospace, he joined the Admiralty Research Establishment at Portsdown, working particularly on human computer interaction problems and system design.
He was leader of the Human Factors Section within the Maritime Command System Division of the Defence Research Agency at Portsdown, having been head of it for two years until his untimely death in 1992. This prize was first awarded in his memory.
Roll of honour
2019 Thomas Jun, Roger Haslam & Patrick Waterson. Thomas: "I'm a Senior Lecturer in Human Factors and Complex Systems at Loughborough University and a Chartered Member of CIEHF. I'm a researcher, educator, design facilitator and animation/film producer working in human factors, system safety and participatory design. My expertise is in applying various systems mapping, modelling and simulation approaches to the participatory design/analysis of complex socio-technical systems. I've been involved in projects addressing medication safety, blood transfusion safety, suicide prevention, antibiotics over-prescription, dementia care, ship collision and nuclear incidents."
2018 Design for Real People Action Group
2015 Charlotte Davies
2014 Roberta Symeonides