Mr Paul Allen - BSc Cardiff, MA Newport

Digital Media Producer

 
Email:
AllenPH@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
029 208 76583
Location:
63 Park Place, CF10 3AS

Paul produces film and video content for the school of psychology alongside advising on all aspects of video production. Coming from a background in psychology (he was employed as a research associate for 13 years), Paul has specific experience of using film as a means of disseminating research findings. Paul also works 2 days a week in the Film Unit as part of the central university communications team.

Example projects

Psychology demonstrated
Week in the life of a psychology student
Seafarers fatigue film

Full list of publications

2015

Allen, P. and Smith, A. P. (2015). Communication on the bridge of a ship. In: Sharples, S., Shorrock, S. and Waterson, P. eds. Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2015: Proceedings of the International Conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors 2015, Daventry, Northamptonshire, UK, 13-16 April 2015. Taylor & Francis, pp. 433-440.

Smith, A. P., Allen, P. H. and Wadsworth, E. J. K. (2015). Crew, manning and fatigue. In: Pockett, D. and Patraiko, D. eds. Navigation accidents and their causes. London: Nautical Institute, pp. 1-7.

2013

Smith, A. P. and Allen, P. H. (2013). Fatigue in the maritime and road haulage industries.. Presented at: International Conference on Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors, Cambridge, UK, 15-18 April 2013.

2012

Smith, A. P. and Allen, P. H. (2012). Seafarers' Fatigue - The Impact of the Cardiff Research Programme and Film. Presented at: International Conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors 2012, Blackpool, UK, 16-19 April 2012. (10.1201/b11933-56)

2011

Allen, P. H. and Smith, A. P. (2011). Fatigue at Sea: The Cardiff University research programme & Industry perspectives., [Video]. , YouTube [Online]. Available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua-ppReV684&feature=plcp

Allen, P. H. and Smith, A. P. (2011). New film on seafarers' fatigue [Letter]International Maritime Health, 62(2), 155.

Allen, P. H. and Smith, A. P. (2011). Using video to disseminate research on seafarers' fatigue. Presented at: Contemporary ergonomics and human factors 2011, Stoke Rochford, UK, 12-14 April 2011. (10.1201/b11337-66)

2010

Allen, P. H., Wellens, B. T. and Smith, A. P. (2010). Fatigue in British fishermanInternational Maritime Health, 62(3), 154-158.

Wadsworth, E. J. K., Chaplin, K. S., Allen, P. H. and Smith, A. P. (2010). What is a good job? Current perspectives on work and improved health and well-beingThe Open Occupational Health & Safety Journal, 2, 9-15. pdf

2009

Allen, P. H. (2009). Perceptions of technology at sea amongst British seafaring officersErgonomics, 52(10), 1206-1214. (10.1080/00140130902971924)

2008

Allen, P. H., Wadsworth, E. J. K. and Smith, A. P. (2008). Seafarers' Fatigue: A review of the recent literatureInternational Maritime Health, 59(1-4), 81-92.

Smith, A. P., Allen, P. H. and Wadsworth, E. J. K. (2008). Seafarers' fatigue: conclusions and the way forward. Presented at: Annual Conference of the Ergonomics Society, Nottingham, UK, 1-3 April 2008. (10.1201/9780203883259.ch97)

Wadsworth, E. J. K., Allen, P. H., McNamara, R. L. and Smith, A. P. (2008). Fatigue and health in a seafaring populationOccupational Medicine, 58(3), 198-204. (10.1093/occmed/kqn008)

Wadsworth, E. J. K., Allen, P. H. and Smith, A. P. (2008). Too tired to start? Travel to the vessel and subsequent fatigue at work. Presented at: Annual Conference of the Ergonomics Society, Nottingham, UK, 1-3 April 2008. (10.1201/9780203883259.pt16)

2007

Allen, P. H., Wadsworth, E. J. K. and Smith, A. P. (2007). The prevention and management of seafarers' fatigue: A reviewInternational Maritime Health, 58, 167-177.

Smith, A. P., Allen, P. H. and Wadsworth, E. J. K. (2007). Seafarer fatigue: The Cardiff Research ProgrammeSeaways, Jan, 4-6.

2006

Allen, P. H., Wadsworth, E. J. K. and Smith, A. P. (2006). The relationship between recorded hours of work and fatigue in seafarers. Presented at: Contemporary Ergonomics 2006, Cambridge, UK, 4-6 April 2006.

Smith, A. P., Allen, P. H. and Wadsworth, E. J. K. (2006). Seafarer fatigue: the Cardiff research programme. [Online]. Cardiff: Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, Cardiff University. Available at: http://www.dft.gov.uk/mca/research_report_464.pdf pdf

Wadsworth, E. J. K., Allen, P. H., Wellens, B. T., McNamara, R. and Smith, A. P. (2006). Patterns of fatigue among seafarers during a tour of dutyAmerican Journal of Industrial Medicine, 49(10), 836-844. (10.1002/ajim.20381)

2005

Allen, P. H., Wellens, B. T., McNamara, R. and Smith, A. P. (2005). It's not all plain sailing. Port turn-arounds and seafarers' fatigue: A case study. Presented at: Contemporary Ergonomics 2005, Hatfield, UK, 5-7 April 2005.

McNamara, R., Allen, P. H., Wellens, B. T. and Smith, A. P. (2005). Fatigue at sea: amendments to working time directives and management guidelines. Presented at: Contemporary Ergonomics 2005, Hatfield, UK, 5-7 April 2005.

Wellens, B. T., McNamara, R., Allen, P. H. and Smith, A. P. (2005). Collisions and collision risk awareness at sea: Data from a variety of seafarers. Presented at: Contemporary Ergonomics 2005, Hatfield, UK, 5-7 April 2005.

2003

Allen, P. H., Burke, A. and Ellis, N. (2003). A cross-vessel survey of seafarers examining factors associated with fatigue. Presented at: Contemporary Ergonomics 2003, April 2003.

Burke, A., Ellis, N. and Allen, P. H. (2003). The impact of work patterns on stress and fatigue among offshore worker populations. Presented at: Contemporary Ergonomics 2003, April 2003.

Ellis, N., Allen, P. H. and Burke, A. (2003). The influence of noise and motion on sleep, mood and performance of seafarers. Presented at: Contemporary Ergonomics 2003, April 2003.

Smith, A. P., Lane, A., Bloor, M. J., Allen, P. H., Burke, A. and Ellis, N. (2003). Fatigue offshore: Phase 2. The short sea and coastal shipping industry. [Online]. Cardiff: Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC), Cardiff University. Available at: http://www.sirc.cf.ac.uk/uploads/publications/Fatigue%20Offshore%20Phase%202%20Report.pdf pdf

Paul’s research focused on seafarers, looking at fatigue and later the use of technology onboard ships. The Cardiff Seafarers’ fatigue project ran for 7 years, and was explored in a 30 minute film made as part of an ESRC knowledge exchange grant (the winner of an innovation and impact award in 2012). Paul was later involved in two European funded projects, the FP6 funded Flagship project, and the FP7 funded CASCADe project.

Undergraduate education

2001: BSc Psychology (Cardiff University). 1st Class (George Westby prize for best degree result in BSc Psychology)

Postgraduate education

2008: MA in Film (International Film School Wales, Newport)

Employment

Paul was employed as a research associate at the Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology from May 2002 to December 2015. From January 2013 he worked part time producing video content for the school and university, and is now employed in a film production role full time.