Cognitive Systems Engineering... a multi-disciplinary area of research that focuses on human-systems integration in complex socio-technical systems. Cognitive Systems Engineering (CSE) researchers at UQ investigate ways to analyse, model, and evaluate human-system interaction with a view to designing better interfaces for complex systems. Collaborations have been with the School of Psychology, School of Medicine, and the School of Chemical Engineering, as well as a major four-year contribution of CSE leader Professor Penelope Sanderson to NICTA (2008-2011)

The overall goal of CSE research is to develop better theoretical frameworks and methodologies that will help identify human-system interaction needs more effectively and move more quickly to practical solutions. CSE research to date at UQ has been supported by the ARC, NHMRC, PA Foundation, Mater Research Institute, and by government and industry sponsors including Queensland Health, DSTO, DFAT, Airservices Australia, Snowy Hydro, Ergon, and Powerlink.