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​​​About the DHCSTC

The Defence Human Capability Science & Technology Centre (DHCSTC) is delivering research across a broad range of themes including; Human in Systems; Personnel; Information Activities and Outreach; Health and Well-Being and Tri-Service Training and Education. Research examples relate to enhancing physical and cognitive performance, reducing soldier burden whilst maximising safety, utilising recent developments in simulated environments for training and exploiting human behaviours in conflict resolution.​

The DHCSTC is:

  • Supporting the integration of human sciences research across the Ministry of Defence (MOD), providing access to leading researchers and subject matter experts;
  • Promoting innovation in the supply chain;
  • Actively seeking opportunities for collaboration and partners across government, with research councils, industry, charities and international partners to maximise investment and utilisation of scarce resources; and
  • Encouraging the participation of Small Medium Enterprises.

Key DHCSTC Points of Contact

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Dr. Karen Lane is the head of Human Capability within BAE Systems Defence Information Training and Services (DITS) and currently has responsibility for consultancy services and research programme execution. Karen is a Chartered Psychologist and has spent the past 15 years providing Human Factors expertise to a range of clients including the MOD, BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin and the National Air Traffic Services.

In May 2012, Karen was appointed the Director of the DHCSTC.

Prior to her role, Karen was the Director of the Human Factors Integration Defence Technology Centre (HFI DTC). Karen is a Registered European Ergonomist, Fellow of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (IEHF) and an Associate Fellow fo the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Tony Knight is the DHCSTC Operations Manager. Tony has 12 years project management experience and has held a project management role on the DHCSTC contract since 2012. The majority of Tony's management experience has been in managing software projects, where he gained a thorough understanding of the agility, flexibility and teamwork required to manage the operations aspects of a programme such as the DHCSTC.

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Anne Kerins has joined BAE Systems as a Procurement Manager. She has over 30 years' experience in Procurement and Supply Chain Management.

The last 20 years were with Ultra Electronics as Supply Chain Manager where she managed and led the Buying, Stores and Goods Inwards team across two sites for the CEMS Division in Weymouth.

Anne has a proven track record in Continuous Improvement, Supplier Management, Contracts, Risk Management and Process Development. She led a successful 18 month Supply Chain Development Programme with strategic suppliers, improving Vendor OTIF to over 90% within 6 months, and also championed the SC21 Initiative for Ultra Group.​

Technical Theme Lead Contacts

​Tri-Service Training & Education​Dr Carole
​Health & Well-Being​Dr Mark
​Information Activities & Outreach​Raphael
​Human in Systems​Dr Karen

Supplier Involvement

Organisations wishing to get involved with the DHCSTC should e-mail:

The DHCSTC has established a common set of Terms and Conditions for all suppliers.  These can be requested from the e-mail address above.

Contact Details

The DHCSTC premises are located at:

BA22 8UZ

Tel: 01935 443000