• The University of Western Australia (M304), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 139 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
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Personal profile


Lisette obtained her PhD from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands in January 2004 for her research focused on near misses and minor incidents, investigating the recovery steps taken in these events that kept them from developing into more severe accidents. She also holds an MSc in Industrial Safety Management from the University of Central Missouri (1995) and an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from Eindhoven University of Technology (1994).
Lisette’s main area of expertise is human performance management, specialising in human and organisational factors that influence people’s work practices and performance in regard to productivity, reliability, safety, and health. She has worked in research, training and consultancy in a variety of industrial settings across Europe and Australia, including chemical industry, oil and gas, mining, rail transport, and hospital settings.
Currently, as a lecturer at UWA, Lisette teaches into the Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology program and the Master of Business Psychology program in the School of Psychological Science, and the Work Health and Safety programs of the School of Human Sciences. She is also the program director for the Master of Business Psychology course. As part of her role at UWA, Lisette continues her research on various aspects of human performance at work, through collaborations with the resources and mining industry and not for profit organisations, and supervision of students in such collaborations.

Teaching overview

PSYC5830 Human and organisational factors in managing work health and safety

PSYC5730 Psychology-based approaches in managing work health and safety

PSYC5515 Organisational development and change

PSYC5715 Organisational change for psychologists

PSYC5556 Work Design

SSEH5688 Introduction to work health and safety


human performance management

safety management

human factors

Education/Academic qualification

human performance management, PhD, Eindhoven University of Technology

30 Nov 19997 Jan 2004

Industrial Safety Management, MSc, Central Missouri State University

Industrial Engineering and Management Science, MSc, Eindhoven University of Technology


  • Mining and Resources
  • Transport
  • Not for Profit
  • Medicine and Pharma
  • Human performance
  • Safety culture and climate
  • Leadership
  • Human factors
  • Work design

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Research Output 1999 2018

  • 139 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 10 Conference paper
  • 8 Article
  • 5 Chapter
  • 1 Book
3 Citations (Scopus)

A new look at compliance with work procedures: An engagement perspective

Hu, X., Griffin, M. A., Yeo, G., Kanse, L., Hodkiewicz, M. & Parkes, K., 1 Jun 2018, In : Safety Science. 105, p. 46-54 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Supervisory personnel
2 Citations (Scopus)
19 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access

Confidential observations of rail safety (CORS): An adaptation of line operations safety audit (LOSA)

McDonald, A., Garrigan, B. & Kanse, L., 2007, Multimodal Safety Management and Human Factors: Crossing the Borders of Medical, Aviation, Road and Rail Industries. Anca, J. (ed.). London: Ashgate Publishing Limited, p. 179-187 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter


Confidential observations of rail safety (CORS): An adaptation of line operations safety audit

McDonald, A., Garrigan, B. & Kanse, L., 2006, Swinburne University Multimodal Symposium on Safety Management and Human Factors; Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Anca, J. (ed.). Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Swinburne University of Technology, 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Open Access

Projects 2018 2018

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Business innovation

St John Ambulance Light Therapy Project

Melissa Ree (Coordinator), Liz Pritchard (Advisor), Lisette Kanse (Advisor), Angus Hughes (Advisor)

Activity: Service and engagementBusiness innovation