Associate Prof Chris Bearman

A/Prof Chris Bearman

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A/Prof Chris Bearman

Chris Bearman's research involves conducting industry-focused studies in laboratory and field settings with the aim of creating results that have both a strong theoretical underpinning and a robust application to industry. This involves working closely with industry partners and government organizations around the world. Chris also supervises a number of PhD, Masters & Honours students in the Safety Science and Human Factors areas.

Project leadership

This project developed simple practical tools that can help people better manage their teamwork, improve their decision making and develop more creative solutions. These include the Team Process Checklist, Emergency Management Breakdown Aide Memoire, Psychological Safety Checklist and Cognitive Bias Aide Memoire. In addition, the project considered how organisations utilise the outcomes of research and developed a tool to help agencies utilise research more effectively. In addition to creating tools that help better manage teams and make more effective decisions, members of the project team have also developed methods to help people to act more creatively during operations. These tools have now seen excellent utilisation by emergency management agencies in Australia and have attracted growing interest from international partners in the UK and Spain.
Research team:
This project was commissioned and funded entirely by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services..
27 Aug 2019
In this project we’ve developed a number of tools that can help people to better manage teams, make...
Decision Making, Team Monitoring & Organizational Learning: 2018 Update
18 Sep 2018
The project is providing practical techniques and strategies to help people function in more...
Decision making, team monitoring & organisational learning: 2017 update
30 Jun 2017
This project has three main research streams that are:Providing enhanced methods of making...
Chris Bearman Conference Poster 2016
12 Aug 2016
This project has three main research streams that are:•Providing enhanced methods of making...
A Twelve Step Program Towards Safety Redemption in Emergency Management
18 Aug 2015
The journey towards a mature system for managing safety has previously been imagined as a 'ladder'...
Decision Making, Team Monitoring and Organisational Learning
18 Aug 2015
This Project aims to provide enhanced ways of:Making decisions in complex situationsMonitoring...
Practical decision tools for improved decision-making in complex situations
25 Aug 2014
There is increasing pressure on agencies from larger-scale natural hazards, financial constraints...
What can derail decision making? A phase model perspective
25 Aug 2014
Phase models are a common way to frame decision making in emergency management. 

Resources credited

Type Releasedsort descending Title Download Key Topics
Presentation-Slideshow 08 Sep 2014 Challenges of measuring emergency management performance under adversity PDF icon Save (1.69 MB) decision making
Presentation-Audio-Video 20 Oct 2014 Measuring EM performance under adversity: The good, the bad, the ugly capability, emergency management
HazardNoteEdition 19 Mar 2015 How three South Australian communities responded to the 2014 bushfires PDF icon Save (130.53 KB) communication, communities, warnings
Presentation-Slideshow 10 Apr 2015 Decision Making 2015 NSW RAF Presentation PDF icon Save (1.98 MB) decision making, education
HazardNoteEdition 06 Apr 2016 Sampson Flat community bushfire experiences PDF icon Save (519.63 KB) communities, fire, warnings
Presentation-Slideshow 17 May 2016 Decision making, team monitoring and organisational learning PDF icon Save (1.79 MB) communication, decision making, multi-hazard
Presentation-Slideshow 30 Aug 2016 "I’m going to be frightened out of my wits": Insights on psychological preparedness from the Sampson Flat fire - Danielle Every PDF icon Save (970.63 KB) communication, communities, fire
Presentation-Slideshow 30 Aug 2016 Team monitoring tools - Chris Bearman PDF icon Save (674.21 KB) capability, decision making, emergency management
Presentation-Audio-Video 27 Oct 2016 Practical decision tools for improved decision-making - project overview File Save (0 bytes) decision making, emergency management, multi-hazard
Presentation-Slideshow 18 Apr 2017 Team monitoring, decision making & organisational learning PDF icon Save (1.33 MB) decision making, emergency management
HazardNoteEdition 23 Jun 2017 Tools to enhance emergency management team performance PDF icon Save (568.01 KB) decision making, emergency management, multi-hazard
HazardNoteEdition 28 Jun 2017 Helping agencies learn from experience PDF icon Save (656.75 KB) decision making, education, risk management
Presentation-Slideshow 07 Jul 2017 Enhancing capability in emergency management PDF icon Save (1.15 MB) capability, decision making, emergency management
Presentation-Slideshow 07 Sep 2017 Enhancing teamwork PDF icon Save (349.78 KB) capability, decision making, emergency management
Presentation-Slideshow 16 Apr 2018 Team monitoring, decision making & organisational learning PDF icon Save (1.41 MB) decision making, emergency management
Guide-Fact Sheet 16 May 2018 Emergency Management Breakdown Aide Memoire PDF icon Save (94.2 KB) communication, decision making, emergency management
Guide-Fact Sheet 16 May 2018 Team Process Checklist PDF icon Save (105.77 KB) communication, decision making, emergency management
Presentation-Slideshow 08 May 2019 Improving decision making in complex multi team environments RAF May 19 PDF icon Save (116.91 KB) decision making, environments
Presentation-Slideshow 18 Jun 2019 Non - Technical Skills PDF icon Save (798.67 KB) decision making, environments, response
Presentation-Slideshow 27 Aug 2019 Staying on task: A tool to help state and regional-level incident management teams PDF icon Save (1.13 MB) decision making
Guide-Fact Sheet 20 Feb 2020 Lista de comprobación del proceso de equipo PDF icon Save (101.66 KB) communication, decision making, emergency management
Guide-Fact Sheet 13 Apr 2021 Emergency Management Non-Technical Skills PDF icon Save (458.74 KB) decision making, emergency management, multi-hazard
Guide-Fact Sheet 13 Apr 2021 Key Tasks Cognitive Aid PDF icon Save (187.99 KB) decision making, emergency management, scenario analysis
HazardNoteEdition 19 Apr 2021 Supporting emergency management team performance during emergencies PDF icon Save (684.82 KB) decision making, emergency management, multi-hazard
HazardNoteEdition 19 Apr 2021 Improving emergency management teamwork using non-technical skills PDF icon Save (662.1 KB) decision making, emergency management, scenario analysis

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