Fences not Ambulances

Our Services

Human Factors Consulting

Integrated Capability Development

Workforce Planning

Safety Advisory

Project Management

We work with mission critical industries including Defence, aviation, emergency services, and the resources sector to optimise worker performance to ensure operational excellence in high pressure, physically or mentally demanding environments.

Our consulting services are underpinned by extensive academic research and broad operational experiences in high stress environments.

Our Process

We work with you to develop a customised approach to ensure end-to-end capability development to ensure mission success in high pressure environments.



Apply a risk management approach to identifying barriers and opportunities to support optimised business performance.



Programs to mitigate risks and exploit opportunities to optimise business performance.

Policy Support

Policy Support

Work with your business leaders to develop streamlined policy frameworks to support success.



Develop and deliver workplace specific education programs that support optimised performance of workers.

Our Values

User Centricity

Only you understand your needs and we work with you to focus on the positive differences we can make to your workers.


We believe in delivering innovative, real world solutions that result in exceptional value for your investment.

Science Based

We understand the good science underpins human performance and we work with you to deliver innovative solutions to maximise this.


We believe that the experience should inform our practice and we use this for insight into your needs when working in difficult conditions.


Dr Anthony Walker

Dr Anthony Walker

Managing Director Optimised Human Performance

Dip.Firefighting Management, B.Ed, M.Ed, B.Sports Studies (hons), PhD

  • Experienced academic researcher and publisher skilled at bringing research to the real world
  • Project Manager with extensive government policy experience adept at end-to-end capability development for Defence and other large organisations
  • Experienced educator in Schools, University and the VET sector
  • Extensive leadership experience in frontline emergency services



+61 412 313 870