Dr Adam Hulme

Research Fellow/Senior Research off

Southern Queensland Rural Health
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
a.hulme@uq.edu.au
+61 7 344 39789

Overview

Overview

Dr Adam Hulme studies complex adaptive systems and applies methods and models from the complexity sciences to policy-resistant issues in various systems and domains. His current interests lie in the areas of epidemiology, public health, and rural health. Adam prefers to adopt a systems thinking or holistic perspective over a reductionist one, as doing so is to consider the whole system, or multiple interacting elements of it, as the primary unit of analysis.

Background

Dr Hulme is a Research Fellow at Southern Queensland Rural Health (SQRH), Toowoomba, Queensland. He has qualifications in Sports and Exercise Science (BSc HONS; England), Health Promotion (MA; Australia), and obtained a PhD in Sports Injury Epidemiology and Systems Ergonomics in August 2017 (Ballarat, Victoria, Australia). His doctoral program was completed at the Australian Collaboration for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (Federation University Australia), which is recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as a world leading research centre.

Following his PhD, Adam spent four years as a Post-Doctoral researcher at the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems (CHFSTS) at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC). In this role, Adam conceived, led, developed, and published the world’s first Agent-Based Model (ABM; complex systems microsimulation) of running injury causation in the sports sciences alongside an international multidisciplinary author team. He has also published multiple peer reviewed systems modelling and analysis applications to address various systems problems in leading international journals.

As a result of his achievements, Adam was offered employment as a full-time Research Fellow on an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery project though the CHFSTS. It was during this time that Adam worked on the theoretical development and testing of state-of-the-art systems-based (holistic) safety management methods in an effort to overcome known limitations associated with traditional and reductive scientific approaches. Adam has applied systems-based risk assessment and incident analysis methods to multiple work domains, including defence, construction, healthcare, manufacturing, mining, sports, transportation (e.g., road, rail, aviation, maritime), and general workplace safety.

Current role

In his current role at SQRH, Adam is advancing the complexity science and systems thinking research agenda in the area of rural and remote health. Adam is using static and computational systems methods and models to holistically map and analyse the behaviours that occur within complex rural health systems. He warmly welcomes collaborations with other researchers, both within and outside of the UQ network, and is readily available to discuss potential HDR projects that involve complexity science and systems thinking applications to any problem in most domains.

Publications

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book Chapter

  • Salmon, Paul M., Hulme, Adam, McLean, Scott and Solomon, Colin (2020). An introduction to human factors and ergonomics in sport. Human factors and ergonomics in sport: applications and future directions. (pp. 3-20) edited by Paul M. Salmon, Scott McLean, Clare Dallat, Neil Mansfield, Colin Solomon and Adam Hulme. Boca Raton, FL USA: CRC Press. doi: 10.1201/9781351060073-2

  • Hulme, Adam, McLean, Scott and Salmon, Paul M. (2020). Sport as a complex socio-technical system. Human factors and ergonomics in sport: applications and future directions. (pp. 21-40) edited by Paul M. Salmon, Scott McLean, Clare Dallat, Neil Mansfield, Colin Solomon and Adam Hulme. Boca Raton, FL USA: CRC Press. doi: 10.1201/9781351060073-3

  • Salmon, Paul M., McLean, Scott and Hulme, Adam (2020). Summary and future applications of human factors and ergonomics in sport. Human factors and ergonomics in sport: applications and future directions. (pp. 347-353) Boca Raton, FL USA: CRC Press. doi: 10.1201/9781351060073-25

  • Hulme, Adam, Thompson, Jason, Nielsen, Rasmus, Read, Gemma J. M., McLean, Scott, Lane, Ben R. and Salmon, Paul M. (2020). Using computational modelling for sports injury prevention. Human factors and ergonomics in sport: applications and future directions. (pp. 323-344) edited by Paul M. Salmon, Scott McLean, Clare Dallat, Neil Mansfield, Colin Solomon and Adam Hulme. Boca Raton, FL USA: CRC Press. doi: 10.1201/9781351060073-23

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