I have been a Keynote and invited speaker at conferences and workshops around the world on a wide range of human factors topics. Highlights include conceiving, organising and chairing an international conference on Human and Organisational Factors in the Oil, Gas & Chemical Industries in 2007 for the UK Ergonomics Society (now the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors). This was a successful event and I subsequently organised similar events for the Institute in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.

I have also lectured in human factors, ergonomics and process safety at undergraduate and Masters level at several UK universities.

Conferences and Workshops

2017: Human and organisational factors in oil and gas, Human and organisational factors forum, Government of Western Australia, Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP), 16 May 2017, Perth, Australia.

2017: Nimrod XV230 – Reflections on leadership, culture and priorities, APPEA conference and exhibition, 15 May 2017, Perth, Australia. For more information and discussion on the Nimrod XV230 incident, see humanfactors101.com/tag/nimrod-xv230/

2016: Influencing the behaviours and decisions that people make: Optimising human factors, Human Factors Forum for Petroleum and MHF Operators, Government of Western Australia, Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP), 28 April 2016, Perth, Australia. Event flyer.

2016: Human factors: A new approach, Drillsafe (Australia’s drilling industry health, safety and environment forum), 3 March 2016, Perth, Australia.

2015: Human factors and major hazard facilities, Kwinana Industry Council Major Hazard Forum, 30 November 2015, Kwinana, Australia.

2015: Let’s talk: Introducing our safety culture discussion cards, with Ronny Lardner (The Keil Centre), APPEA HSE Conference, 8 September 2015, Perth, Australia.

2015: Making the connection: From behaviour-based safety to human factors and process safety, 10 March 2015Prosafe Asia-Pacific conference, Singapore.

2015: Thinking: A user’s guide, AIChE CCPS Asia Pacific Conference, 10 February 2015, Perth, Australia.

2014: Human factors: Lessons from the North Sea, Offshore Project Safe Forum, 13 November 2014, Perth, Australia.

2014: UK response to Macondo: Human factors, Drilling & Completions Contractors Forum, 8 November 2014, Perth, Australia.

2014: Organisational change: A case study, and Conference Chairman, Human and Organisational Factors in the Oil, Gas & Chemical Industries, the Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors, 14 October 2014, Aberdeen.

2014: Human factors: What works, what doesn’t, APPEA HSE Conference, 2 September 2014, Perth, Australia.

2014: Plenary: Human factors: What works, what doesn’t: Lessons from the UK, 6th Annual Prosafe conference, 16 June 2014, Melbourne, Australia.

2013: Organisational change workshop, IChemE Human Factors in Health and Safety Professional Development Programme, 4 September 2013, Perth, Australia.

2013: Behavioural safety & major hazards: Ten years on, APPEA National Safety Conference, 6 August 2013, Perth, Australia.

2013: Organisational change workshop, IChemE Human Factors in Health and Safety Professional Development Programme, 16 January 2013, Schipol, Netherlands.

2012: Organisational change workshop, IChemE Human Factors in Health and Safety Professional Development Programme, 22 February 2012, Aberdeen.

2012: Welcome address and Conference Chairman, Human and Organisational Factors in the Oil, Gas & Chemical Industries, 2012, the Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors, 9-10 October 2012, Aberdeen.

2011: Human and organisational factors network, 2 June 2011, Aberdeen.

2011: Organisational change workshop, IChemE Human Factors in Health and Safety Professional Development Programme, 25 May 2011, Schipol, Netherlands.

2010: Welcome address, Human and Organisational Factors in the Oil, Gas & Chemical Industries, 2010, the Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors, 25-26 November 2010, Manchester.

2010: Human and organisational factors in Offshore Division, IMT Conference, 24 February 2010, Aberdeen.

2009: The view from offshore, The Ergonomics Society (now CIEHF) Student Conference, 25 November 2009, Northampton.

2009: Human factors: The competitive edge, IMechE conference, 24 November 2009, Manchester.

2009: Organisational change workshop, IChemE Human Factors in Health and Safety Professional Development Programme, 30 September 2009, Schipol, Netherlands.

2009: The HSE’s view on management of alarm systems, Alarm Management Seminar, 13 March 2009, Aberdeen.

2009: Procedures: Tools and guidance, Human Factors Knowledge Exchange Forum, 29 January 2009, HSL, Buxton.

2008: Welcome address, Human and Organisational Factors in the Oil, Gas & Chemical Industries, 2008, the Ergonomics Society (now CIEHF), 7-8 October 2008, Manchester.

2008: Overview of human factors, CIA Safety Representatives Meeting, 27 March 2008, Grangemouth.

2008: Factors that influence human reliability, Managing Human Factors in the Chemical Industries, 18 March 2008, Cardiff.

2008: Human factors: All in the mind?, Using Human Factors: Major Gains and No Pain, IMechE, 4 March 2008. Nottingham.

2007: Welcome address: Operator error, safety culture, behavioural safety and the holy grail, Human and Organisational Factors in the Oil, Gas & Chemical Industries, 2007, the Ergonomics Society (now CIEHF), 27-28 November 2007, Manchester.

2006: Behavioural safety and major accidents, Annual Conference of the Ergonomics Society (now CIEHF), April 2006, Cambridge.

2006: Assessing the impact of organisational factors on safety in a high hazard industry, with Johanna Beswick, Shuna Powell and Alan Jackson, Annual Conference of the Ergonomics Society (now CIEHF), April 2006, Cambridge.

2006: A regulator’s perspective, Human Factors in the Control Room, IChemE, 26 January 2006, London.

2006: Managing organisational change in the oil, gas and chemicals industries, Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, 13 January 2006, Glasgow.

2005: Managing organisational change, Workshop on Human Factors and Management Systems, 9 November 2005, Loughborough.

2005: Review of key human factors issues, CIA South Hampshire Responsible Care Cell, 9 March 2005, Fawley.

2005: Behaving safely: An introduction to human factors & behavioural safety, Cereal Partners, 25 February 2005.

2005: An update from the HSE human factors team, IChemE, 20 January 2005.

2004: Behavioural safety and major accident hazards, Hazards XVIII, IChemE, 24 November 2004, Manchester.

2004: Applying human factors to product loading, Energy Institute, 28 September 2004.

2004: Human factors workshop, 24 September 2004, Fawley.

2004: Managing human failures: What we get and what we expect, SaRS Technical Seminar: Fundamentals of Human Factors, 1 July 2004, Aberdeen.

2004: Competence management systems, Tank Storage Association, 12 May 2004.

2004: Regulating human factors on COMAH sites, Human Factors Workshop, 31 March 2004, Port Talbot.

2004: Human factors in risk assessment, Scottish Whiskey Association, March 2004.

2003: Managing human failure in major hazards, Magnox safety day, 22 October 2003,

2003: Human factors in COMAH and rail safety cases: What we expect and what we get! Institution of Electrical Engineers conference: Human Factors and Functional Safety: Building a Safety Case, IEE, 7 May 2003, London.

2003: Human factors and major hazards: A regulator’s perspective, Annual Conference of the Ergonomics Society (now CIEHF), April 2003, Edinburgh.

2003: Human factors and COMAH: A regulator’s perspective, Hazards XVII, IChemE, 27 March 2003, Manchester. 

2003: Human factors in the process industry, 20 March 2003, IChemE, Hull.

2003: Managing human failure in major hazards: Practical applications, IBC Human Error conference, 27 February 2003, London.

2003: Overview of HSE perspective on human factors in major accident hazards, and Conference Chairman, IChemE Human Factors Symposium, Hull.

2002: 2 October 2002, Humber Chemical Focus.

2002: Human factors on COMAH sites, 23 July 2002, Humberside.

2002: Human factors interventions, Pipelines Seminar, 18-19 June 2002, Aberdeen.

2000: Human factor analysis: The development and testing of an approach to identify and analyse human factor issues in cross-border rail operation.  HuSaRE workshop, European Railway Research Institute, 26 January 2000, Utrecht, Netherlands.

1999: Understanding and preventing human error in power generation, ESB Safety Conference, 6-7 October 1999, Galway, Ireland.

1999: A user-centred approach to the management of complex systems. People In Control, Institution of Electrical Engineers, IEE, 21-23 June 1999, Bath.

1999: Cross-border railway operations: A human factors analysis. 16th ESReDA Seminar on Safety & Reliability in Transport, 20-21 May 1999, Oslo, Norway.

1999: Human factors analysis of tanker transfer operations, Transporting Dangerous Goods, 11-12 May 1999, London.

1998: European state of the art research: Integrating technical and management /organisational factors in major hazard risk assessment. IChemE Hazards XIV Symposium, 10-12 November 1998, Manchester.

1998: A user-centred approach to effective control centre design. Railway Control Centres seminar, ITC Conferences, 29 September 1998, Manchester.

1997: The development of site-specific failure rates for use in risk assessments of major hazard sites.  IChemE Hazards XIII Symposium, April 1997, Manchester.

1996: Research into chlorine road tanker loading/off-loading operations.  Hays Chlorine Technical Club, 3 July 1996, Hampshire.

University lecturing

2009: Human factors and COMAH: A regulator’s perspective, MSc Process Safety and Loss Prevention, 30 March 2009, Sheffield University.

2008: The inspection of human factors in the major hazards industries, MSc Ergonomics, 15 April 2008, Loughborough University.

2008: Human factors and COMAH: A regulator’s perspective, MSc Process Safety and Loss Prevention, 14 April 2008, Sheffield University.

2007: The inspection of human factors in the major hazards industries, MSc Ergonomics, 9 November 2007, Loughborough University.

2007: Human factors and COMAH: A regulator’s perspective, MSc Process Safety and Loss Prevention, 16 April 2007, Sheffield University.

2006: The inspection of human factors in the major hazards industries, MSc Ergonomics, 28 April 2006, Loughborough University.

2006: Human factors and COMAH: A regulator’s perspective, MSc Process Safety and Loss Prevention, 25 April 2006, Sheffield University.

2005: The inspection of human factors in the major hazards industries, MSc Ergonomics, 12 May 2005, Loughborough University.

2004: The inspection of human factors in the major hazards industries, MSc Ergonomics, 18 March 2004, Loughborough University.

2002: The inspection of human factors in the major hazards industries, MSc Ergonomics, University of Surrey.

1998: Introduction to safety management.  Lectures to Final Year Chemical Engineering Undergraduates, Industrial Hazards Course, April 1998, University of Sheffield.

1997: Introduction to safety management.  Lectures to Final Year Chemical Engineering Undergraduates, Industrial Hazards Course, May 1997, University of Sheffield.