Steven Mallam is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at University College of Southeast Norway, Faculty of Technology and Maritime Sciences. Steven received his PhD in Maritime Human Factors from Chalmers University of Technology, with his research focusing on the application of human-centered design and participatory approaches in naval architecture and engineering processes.

Steven’s primary research interests involve the analysis and optimization of end-users and their work processes within complex socio-technical systems. Particularly, he is interested in utilizing advanced technologies to enhance knowledge mobilization and pedagogics of individuals and teams. Steven has experience performing Human Factors and Ergonomics research in interdisciplinary projects within a variety of industries, including maritime transport, commercial fishing, offshore oil and gas, and aviation.

Research areas

Maritime Human Factors; Ergonomics; Participatory Practices; Human-Centred Design; Knowledge Transfer; Training and Assessment; Work Environment; Safety

List of selected publications  

Mallam, S. C., Lundh, M., & MacKinnon, S. N. (2017). E-SET: Ergonomic Ship Evaluation Tool. Ergonomics in Design, 25(2), 4-11. DOI: 10.1177/1064804616684406

Mallam, S. C., Lundh, M., & MacKinnon, S. N. (2017). Evaluating a digital ship design tool prototype: Designers’ perceptions of novel ergonomics software. Applied Ergonomics, 59(Part A), 19-26. DOI: 10.1016/j.apergo.2016.08.026

Mallam, S. C., & Lundh, M. (2016). The Physical Work Environment & End-User Requirements: Investigating Marine Engineering Officers Operational Demands & Ship Design. Work, 54(4), 989-1000. DOI: 10.3233/WOR-162365

Mallam, S. C., Lundh, M. & MacKinnon, S. N. (2015). Integrating Human Factors & Ergonomics in Large-Scale Engineering Projects: Investigating a Practical Approach for Ship Design. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 50, 62-72. DOI: 10.1016/j.ergon.2015.09.007

Mallam, S. C., Small, G. R. & MacKinnon, S. N. (2012). Donning Time of Marine Abandonment Immersion Suits Under Simulated Evacuation Conditions. Journal of Ocean Technology, 7(3): 45-59. ISSN: 1718-3200

Researchgate Publication Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Steven_Mallam

Google Scholar Publication Profile:  https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=JDr-k-YAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=sra

Current projects         






Research Council of Norway


4 years