Andrew has conducted applied research across a range of industries (including transport and healthcare), with an emphasis on skills training, measurement/assessment, and the human factors and cognitive aspects of work tasks. A particular research interest has been the measurement and training of hazard perception skill. Andrew was a key member of the UQ team that developed and validated a video-based hazard perception test for Queensland Transport, which has been part of the graduated licensing system in Queensland since 2008 and has been taken by over 400,000 drivers to date. Since then, he has continued to collaborate on the development and validation of a range of training methods for improving drivers’ hazard perception, and he is currently involved in the development of the “HazardAware” tool for assessing the competency of mining contractors involved in major shutdown operations.

 

In the healthcare sphere, Dr Hill contributed to the human factors design of standardised national charts for recording and responding to hospital inpatients’ vital sign observations, and for monitoring and treating diabetes in hospitals. These charts have been shown to yield improved user performance among novice chart-users and experienced clinicians alike. His other healthcare research has included work on the measurement and training of technical skills in laparoscopic surgery and colonoscopy (including contributing to a national curriculum), as well as measurement issues in relation to vital sign data.

 

Andrew has a PhD in cognitive psychology, as well as honours degrees in psychology and law from The University of Queensland.