Out of the box with Cortexia.
WHO IS CORTEXIA?
Cortexia is a boutique human factors consultancy working closely with organisations from a variety of high-risk industries. We take the latest research and turn it into real world solutions. Our work encompasses the full range of human factors applications for your projects, as well as customised programs to give your operators and business the performance edge.
You won't get a performance advantage by doing the same thing as everyone else. As much as that adage applies to your business and operations, it also applies to us. We apply cutting edge research and practices to formulate solutions that improve your results without the scientific jargon and unwieldly academic approaches. We are real world practitioners, human factors experts, ahead of our competition, with over 70 years combined experience solving complex high-risk problems.
We are passionate about being innovative and finding cost-effective solutions for our clients that will be measurable and make a real impact on operations. In 2016 we even had our ethos designed into the artwork you see above! Our focus is and always will be, improving your capability, safety, efficiency and bottom line with our human factors and safety expertise.
~Our deliverables are always concise, pragmatic, cost-effective and impactful
~We keep the academic jargon out of our work without losing the science
~All our consultants are experienced with Acquisition, Project Management, Systems Engineering and Safety Engineering lifecycles
~We understand your budget matters and deliver to scale
In addition to our human factors and system safety experts below, Cortexia has developed a strong relationship with a number of Partners who provide complimentary services in organisation development, project management and culture. Dr. Damien Armenis our Human Factors Expert, is the founder and Principal Consultant of Cortexia.
Dr. Damien Armenis
Founder & Principal Consultant
Damien is a world recognised expert in the fields of human factors, safety and critical decision making. He completed his Honours thesis in Behavioural Finance and his PhD in 2006 focussing on naturalistic decision making and hypercognition and then went on to successfully lead a major human performance research program within the Department of Defence focussing on Human Factors and Distributed Cognition. Damien has over 12 years experience designing, leading and developing human performance programs across a range of industries. He has integrated human factors on numerous projects across all lifecycle phases and has a keen understanding of the demands of complex automated systems. Damien has also designed numerous training packages focussing on hypercognition; delivering his clients a unique capability in accelerating expertise. He has played key roles on international human performance working groups and helped develop numerous international standards including CANSO's Human Performance Standard of Excellence. As a Human Factors expert, his pragmatic and results-driven focus combined with exceptional comprehension of the field and formal accreditation in Change Management, mean your operational outcomes will be second to none.
Performance Research Analyst
Ana is Cortexia's Research Analyst ensuring our interventions and solutions are always leading edge and evidence-based by leveraging the latest in human, organisational and safety performance research. This requires an up to date and in-depth comprehension of the research along with a keen ability to present this information in a consolidated, succinct and pragmatic manner. Ana has over a decade's experience in research across a number of roles and high-reliability industries including healthcare, pharma and medical device manufacturing. By keeping this role in-house Cortexia is able to provide cost-effective solutions that leverage the latest evidence-based practices.
Human Factors & Neuropsychology Specialist
Michael is an expert in applied cognition and has spent the last eight years designing and implementing empirical studies to explore, measure, and resolve human factors questions. Michael is well versed in human factors methodology which, when combined with his background in cognitive psychology, human performance, and technology, provides a strong foundation to address risk, error, and safety concerns related to attention (e.g. awareness, vigilance, capture), memory (e.g. prospective, short-term, long-term), workload (mental, physical, temporal), and usability (e.g. design, acceptance, training). Michael also has an extensive research background which guarantees that current and appropriate techniques are always being used, and that all procedures are rigorously controlled to produce the most representative, and meaningful design decisions.
We deliver big results for our clients across high-reliability and high-risk industries.
HOW WE HELP OUR CLIENTS ACCOMPLISH GREAT RESULTS
OUR EXPERTISE, YOUR PERFORMANCE.
Developing and Implementing a Safety Lead Indicator Program Organisations are increasingly moving towards an approach to safety that is proactive and predictive. For this to occur, a socio-technical systems approach to safety is often recommended. This involves considering all variables within the work environment and how they interact with one another (e.g., people, procedures, systems, … Read More
Fair and Just Culture The purpose of a Fair and Just Culture is to ensure that: All employees are treated fairly when things go wrong An atmosphere of trust is built and maintained in which employees are encouraged to provide essential safety related information The focus remains on identifying and addressing systemic issues and underlying … Read More
THE HUMAN FACTORS OF FINANCIAL TRADING The common thread in most studies dealing with financial decision-making deals with mathematical models of financial prediction, methods to “scientifically” absorb risk and make profit. A study by Miller (2001) found the capital asset pricing model (CAPM), and its scientific measure of risk of a stock, beta, to be unrepresentative … Read More
In both an applied and theoretical setting, the understanding of the human factors that contribute to differing levels of cognitive workload is imperative to managing most safety critical work (Djorkic, Lorenz &Fricke, 2010; Neal et al., 2013). There are various cognitive mechanisms underlying workload, which Neal et al. (2013) broadly define as the psychological state … Read More
Humans retain a vital role in most high-risk industries, particularly in their abilities to problem solve and respond to unanticipated events. The demands on these operators have been increasing and are likely to reach a point where current human and technological capabilities will be severely strained. This situation has in the past, and will in the … Read More
Human factors and specifically, cognition, our mental abilities and processes, may not reside exclusively within our heads. Sounds a bit strange right? Well, there are scientists who claim, and in some cases have shown, a coupling of mind and external world, where a sort of agent-world circuitry is created. With the growing trend to view … Read More
Human factors and decision making on the race circuit has become embodied with technology, creating a form of ‘cognitive circuitry’ between mind and environment. The importance placed upon the environment when considering cognition is a relatively new approach to viewing human thinking and problem solving, and has been referred to as ‘distributed cognition’ or ‘extended mind’. The … Read More
Decision making within military systems is set to become more distributed and team-based given the push for a Hardened Networked Army. Defence science, particularly within the human factors field, will need to adapt its research methods to meet this change. The Distributed Cognition (DCog) analysis is a context-sensitive approach to analysing and evaluating real-world cooperative … Read More