Zach Howard


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

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


I am an Early Career Researcher currently working in the Human Factors and Applied Cognition lab at the University of Western Australia. I have previously studied and worked at the University of Newcastle, and most recently was employed by Hunter New England Health. My primary research interest is how humans make complex decisions under changing workload demands, and how cognitive resources are allocated during these decisions. I am also interested in examining the mental architecture and capacity of various cognitive systems, and also in modeling various aspects of human behaviour through both response times and neurological measures.

Previous positions

Senior Analyst with Hunter New England Health

Industrial relevance

My work has immediate implications for Defence, Law Enforcement, and other high-workload situations where critical decisions must be made under time pressure. My work also has more general applications to the field of Human Machine Interfacing and I have been involved with several projects evaluating specific systems.



Education/Academic qualification

Cognitive Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle

1 Feb 201527 Apr 2020

Award Date: 27 Apr 2020

Psychology, Bachelor of Science (Hons Class I), University of Newcastle

1 Mar 201115 Dec 2014

Award Date: 15 Dec 2014

Industry keywords

  • Defence
  • Health

Research expertise keywords

  • Cognitive Workload
  • Human factors
  • Response Time Modeling


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