Dr Kjell Ivar Øvergård

Current and previously held positions

04.2012 – present       Chair of Cognitive Systems Engineering and Human Factors, Global Maritime Knowledge Hub.

01.2012 – present       Associate Professor II, University of Oslo, Institute of Psychology, Oslo, Norge.

05.2011 – present       Professor, Vestfold University College, Institute of Maritime Technology and Innovation, Horten, Norge.

07.2010 – 04.2011      Adviser, Drift Analyse, NSB AS.

03.2009 – 06.2010     Safety and Quality adviser, Drift Østland NSB.

12.2008 – 02.2009     Senior adviser, Accident Investigation Board Norway.

01.2008 – 12.2008      Researcher, Laerdal Medical, Stavanger, and Institute of Psychology, University of Oslo.

01.2005 – 12.2008     Independent researcher, hired through Human Factors Research.

01.2005 – 12.2008     PhD Scholar, Institute of Psychology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

01.2005 – 12.2007      Researcher, Technical Space of Mobility, Norwegian University of Technology.

 

Areas of expertise

Human Factors (within maritime and railroad)

Systems engineering (spesialisation Cognitive Systems Engineering)

Applied Statistics and statistical modelling.

Organisational Risk Analysis and -Management.

Usability engineering

 

Education

2008            PhD, Institute of Psychology, Norwegian University of Technology and Science

2004           Cand. Polit. Institute of Psychology, Norwegian University of Technology and Science.

 

Research projects

04.2012-03.2015 Maritime Control Systems for the future (MACS) with Kongsberg Maritime and RWTH Aachen University

01.2012-12.2014 Situation Awareness and Decision Support Tools for demanding marine operations (SITAWARE), with Kongsberg maritime and Media Computing Lab at RWTH Aachen University.

01.2008-12.2008 Root causes of hyperventilation in advanced resuscitation

01.2005-12.2008 Læring med Informasjons- og kommunikasjonsteknologi

01.2005-12.2007 Mobilitetens Tekniske Rom (MOTEROM)

 

Courses Taught

PSY3094 – Bachelor’s thesis at University of Oslo, Institute of Psychology.

MM-HTO5080 – Human, Technology, Organisation, at Vestfold University College, Institute of Maritime Technology and Innovation.

 

Pedagogical Competence

Lecturer on Bachelor and Master levels at University of Oslo.

Lecturer on Bachelor level at University College of Akershus.

Lecturer on Bachelor level at Vestfold University College.

Supervised Bachelor and Master level students.

 

Publications in preparation or in review

Bouhmala, N., Hjelmervik, K., & Øvergård, K. I. (submitted). Enhanced memetic algorithms with the multilevel paradigm for the satisfiability problem. For combinatorial optimization conference Malaga

Bouhmala, N., Hjelmervik, K., & Øvergård, K. I. (submitted). A hierarchal population-based memetic algorithm for industrial SAT-encoded problems. Submitted to Soft Computing.

Øvergård, K. I., Hjelmervik, K., & Bouhmala, N. (in preparation). Statistical Comparison of Multilevel Evolutionary Algorithms for Sat-Encoded Problems. Intended for Journal Of Heuristics

Hontvedt, M. & Øvergård, K. I. (in preparation). Simulator fidelity as a boundary object for studying realism in simulator training. Intended for Computer supported cooperative work

 

Publications in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters

Bjørkli, C. A., Øvergård, K. I., Bjørshol, C., Myklebust, H. & Hoff, T. (2012). Effects of socio-emotional stressors on ventilation rate and subjective workload during simulated CPR by lay rescuers. Applied Ergonomics, 43(4), 799-802.

Øvergård, K. I., Bjørkli, C. A., Røed, B. K. & Hoff, T. (2010). Control strategies used by experienced marine navigators: observations of verbal conversations during navigation training. Cognition, Technology, and Work, 12(3), 163-179.

Øvergård, K. I. (2008). A Video-Based Phenomenological Method for Evaluation of Driving Experience in Staged or Simulated Environments. In T. Hoff & C. A. Bjørkli (Eds.), Embodied Minds – Technical Environments (pp. 259-277). Trondheim, Norway: Tapir Academic Press.

Hoff, T. & Øvergård, K. I. (2008). Explicating the Ecological Interaction Properties. In T. Hoff & C. A. Bjørkli (Eds.), Embodied Minds – Technical Environments (pp. 147-160). Trondheim, Norway: Tapir Academic Press.

Øvergård, K. I., Bjørkli, C. A. & Hoff, T. (2008). The Bodily Basis of Control in Technically Aided Movement. In S. Bergmann, T. Hoff and T. Sager (Eds.), Spaces of Mobility: The Planning, Ethics, Engineering and Religion of Human Motion, (pp. 101-123). London, UK: Equinox Publishing.

Bjørkli, C. A., Øvergård, K. I., Røed, B. K., & Hoff, T. (2007). Control Situations in High-Speed Craft Operation. Cognition, Technology, and Work, 9, 67-80.

Øvergård, K. I., Fostervold, K. I., Bjelland, H. V., & Hoff, T. (2007). Knobology in use: an experimental evaluation of ergonomics recommendations. Ergonomics, 50(5), 694-705.

Bjelland, H. V., Hoff, T., Bjørkli, C. A. & Øvergård, K. I. (2007). A Case Study of a Touch Based Interface for In-Car Audio Systems. Design Journal, 10(1), 24-34.

Øvergård, K. I., Bjørkli, C. A., Hoff, T. & Dahlman, J. (2005). Comparison of Trajectory Variation and Speed for Real and Simulator-based High-Speed Navigation. In B. Veiersted, K. I. Fostervold, and K. S. Gould (eds.). Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Nordic Ergonomic Society, Ergonomics as a tool in future development and value creation. (pp 275-279). Oslo, Norway: Nordic Ergonomics Society.

Øvergård, K. I. & Hoff, T. (2005). Control of Human-Technology Processes: The Bodily Basis for Control. In B. Veiersted, K. I. Fostervold, and K. S. Gould (eds.). Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Nordic Ergonomic Society, Ergonomics as a tool in future development and value creation. (pp 175-179). Oslo, Norway: Nordic Ergonomics Society.

 

Scientific abstracts published in journals

1Øvergård, K. I., Bjørkli, C. A., Bjørshol, C., Myklebust, H., & Hoff, T. (2008). Socio-Emotional Stressors Increases Manual Ventilation Frequency During Manual Resuscitation of a Manikin Model. Circulation, 118S, 1468.

 

Papers at conferences or workshops

Øvergård, K. I. (2012). Mennesker, Teknologi og Krevende Maritime Operasjoner. Presentation  at OFA forskningskonferanse, the 1st of February 2012 at Universitetet for Miljø- og Biovitenskap: Ås, Norge. Invited presentation.http://oslofjordalliansen.no/neted/modules/archive/front/file.php?data=c43da0e63d667f519dac41b5cfe3b5f7

Øvergård, K. I. (2011). Cooperation within and between organisations: complexity and its consequences for efficiency and safety. Paper presented at MARKIS konferanse og Maritimt Partneriat the 30th of November, 2011 at Bohusgården Hotel & Conference. Uddevalla, Sweden.

Gausdal, A. H. & Øvergård, K. I. (2011). Experienced seafarers’ perception and understanding of errors aboard ships. Paper presented at MARKIS konferanse og Maritimt Partneriat the 30th of November, 2011 at Bohusgården Hotel & Conference. Uddevalla, Sweden.

Øvergård, K. I. (2011). Workload, design, control and complexity. Presentation at KOG Teknologikonferanse, the 22nd of Sept. 2011 at Sundvollen Hotel: Buskerud, Norge. Invited presentation.

Øvergård, K. I. (2011). Identifikasjon av økt risiko i ”de små hendelsene”: Statistikk og sannsynlighet (og potensielt noe om kutting av haler). Presentation at ESRA Skinnegående sikkerhetsforum ”Å lære eller la være” the 9th of April. ESRA Norge, Norsk forening for risiko og pålitelighetsanalyse: Oslo, Norge. Invited presentation.

Øvergård, K. I., Bjørkli, C. A. & Hoff, T. (2006). Modelling the Human Controller: Control Strategies and Individual Variation in Dynamical Control Tasks. Paper presented at the Control and Functional Modelling Workshop, 24-25th of April, Institute for Energy Technology, Halden, Norway.

Øvergård, K. I. & Bjørkli C. A. (2006) Technically Aided Mobility: Implications for Human Experiences and Design. Workshop at the Conference ‘Mobilities in Transit’, the 17th of July 2006, at Lerchendal Gård, Trondheim, Norway.

Øvergård, K. I. (2005). Fitting Technological Environments to Embodied Minds: Creating Liveable and Safe Environments for Humans.Paper presented at the Embodiment and Environment Conference, 5-8th of July, 2005, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford UK.

 

Articles in other popular media

Øvergård, K. I. & Torset, O. (2011). Green shipping og menneskelige faktorer. Moderne Shipping (s.16)– Innstikk i Finansavisen den 24. Nov. 2011.

 

Avhandlinger

Øvergård, K. I. (2008). Human Co-Agency with Technical Systems: Investigations of Modelling Frameworks. Thesis for the degree PhD in Psychology, Department of Psychology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim Norway.

Øvergård, K. I. (2004). Knobology: Operators’ Performance and Experience of Use. Hovedoppgave for graden Cand. Polit. i psykologi ved Psykologisk Institutt, Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet, Trondheim, Høsten 2004.

 

Vitenskapelige og tekniske rapporter

Øvergård, K. I. (2011). Måling av sikkerhetsklima i NSB Drift: En psykometrisk tilnærming. Rapport NSB Drift Analyse April 2011. Oslo, Norge: NSB Drift.

Øvergård, K. I. (2011). Måling av sikkerhetsklima i NSB Drift Region Østland: Resultater av undersøkelsen. Rapport NSB Drift Analyse April 2011. Oslo, Norge: NSB Drift.

Øvergård, K. I. (2011). Måling av sikkerhetsklima i NSB Drift Region Nord: Resultater av undersøkelsen. Rapport NSB Drift Analyse April 2011. Oslo, Norge: NSB Drift.

Øvergård, K. I. (2011). Måling av sikkerhetsklima i NSB Drift Region SørVest: Resultater av undersøkelsen. Rapport NSB Drift Analyse April 2011. Oslo, Norge: NSB Drift.

 

Øvergård, K. I. (2011). Sammenheng mellom føreres alder og ansiennitet og forekomst av passhendelser i NSB. Rapport NSB Drift Analyse Januar 2011. Oslo, Norge: NSB Drift.

Øvergård, K. I., & Alkadi, A. (2010). Punktlighet og antall reisende: Beregninger med Modell for Generaliserte Kostnader. Rapport NSB Analyse, Mai, 2010. Oslo Norge: NSB Drift Analyse.

Øvergård, K. I. (2010). Fareidentifisering og risikovurdering av vold og trusler mot NSBs ombordpersonal. Rapport NSB Drift Østland, Juni 2010. Oslo, Norge: NSB Drift Østland.

Øvergård, K. I. (2010). Forventet forekomst av kritiske feilhandlinger som en følge av økt volum på ansatte. Rapport NSB Drift Østland, Mai 2010. Oslo, Norge: NSB Drift Østland.

Øvergård, K. I. (2010). Rutiner for vurdering og tiltak i forbindelse med rasfare langs banestrekninger hos JBV og NSB. Rapport 10/1219, NSB Drift Østlandm Februar 2010, Oslo Norge: NSB Drift Østland.

Øvergård, K. I. & Wilhelmsen, W. (2009). Vurdering av støy fra konduktørfløyte: En eksperimentell studie for å sammenlikne to typer fløyter. NSB Rapport, November, 2009. Oslo, Norge: NSB.

Øvergård K. I. (2009). Metodikk for overvåkning og styring av tiltak mot vold i tog i NSB Drift Østland. Rapport NSB Drift Østland 10/2644-1, november2009. Oslo, Norge: NSB Drift Østland.

Øvergård, K. I. (2009). Analyse og risikovurderinger: Forekomst topphendelsen brann/eksplosjon i type 69. Rapport 09/1934-1, NSB Drift Østland september 2009. Oslo, Norge: NSB Drift Østland.

Øvergård, K. I. (2009). Risikovurdering av tilløp til sammenstøt på/ved Heggedal stasjon og PLO. September 2009, Rapport 09/3294-1, Drift Østland. Oslo Norge: NSB Drift Østland.

Øvergård, K. I. (2009). Gjennomgang av metoder for å overvåke og identifisere risiko ved togdrift i NSB Drift Østland. Rapport 01/2642-1, September 2009, Oslo, Norge: NSB Drift Østland.

Øvergård, K. I. (2009). Vold i tog: en analyse av vold/trusler og vanskelige kundesituasjoner i tog for perioden 01.07.2008 til 30.06.2009. August 2009, Rapport 09/3047-1, Oslo, Norge:NSB Drift Østland.

Øvergård, K. I., Hoff, T., Bjørkli, C. A. (2008). Maritim forskningssimulator ved Høgskolen i Vestfold. Rapport for Høgskolen i vestfold, desember 2008. Oslo, Norge: Psykologisk Institutt, Universitetet i Oslo.

Hoff, T., & Øvergård, K. I. (2008). Evaluering av universell utforming av Lysaker Stasjon- Del I. Oslo, Norway: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo and Jernbaneverket.

Fostervold, K. I., Bjelland, H., Hoff, T. & Øvergård, K.I. (2007). Evaluering av rist-løsning for Lysaker stasjon: Standarder, risikovurdering og utforming. Oslo, Norway: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo and Jernbaneverket.

Hoff, T. & Øvergård, K. I. (2007). Publikums atferd og fortolkning av sikkerhetssonen på Lysaker stasjon. Oslo, Norway: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo and Jernbaneverket.

Øvergård, K. I., Solberg, Ø., Rambøl, I. K., Røine, S., Hoff, T. & Bjørklund, R. (2006). Persepsjon av Nye (LED) og Tradisjonelle Signallys (Glødelamper) for Togframføring i Nattkonfigurasjon. Oslo, Norway: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo and Jernbaneverket.

Øvergård, K. I., Bjørklund, R. & Hoff, T. (2006). Modell for Signallesing ved Reduksjon av Minimum Siktdistanse til Forsignaler. Oslo, Norway: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo and Jernbaneverket.

Hoff, T., Øvergård, K. I., & Bjørklund, R. (2006). Psykologiske Modeller for Jernbaneoverganger. Oslo, Norway: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo and Jernbaneverket.

Øvergård, K. I., Hoff, T. & Bjørklund, R. (2006). Psykologiske og Systemiske Modeller for Togfremføring. Oslo, Norway: Department of Psychology, University of Oslo and Jernbaneverket: Oslo, Norway

Øvergård, K. I. (2004). Application of the User-Centred Design Process on the Medium Fire Alarm System: A Preliminary Usability Analysis. Project-rapport on the Usability of Fire Alarm Systems. Trondheim, Norway, Autronica Fire and Security.

Extensive list of publications