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Land human systems

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The Land Human Systems (LHS) branch of Land Division is responsible for developing, sustaining and applying the broad cross-section of human science skills and facilities within Land Division.

LHS scientists are dynamically allocated, based on their expertise and domain knowledge, to multidisciplinary teams delivering output priorities for multiple programs including Vehicle Acquisition, Diggerworks, Injury Mitigation, Army Learning, Physical Employment Standards and Combat Ration Pack enhancement. 

Cognition and behaviour

The LHS branch leads the application of psychology and Social Sciences to the design, integration and optimisation of those land systems for which mental performance and behaviour is critical to success.

Physical ergonomics

This group leads the application of physiology, biomechanics and ergonomics to the design, integration and optimisation of those land systems for which physical health and performance is critical to success.

Food and nutrition

The LHS branch leads the application of food science and nutrition to the design, integration and optimisation of the Australian Defence Force's (ADF’s) combat rations and fresh feeding systems.