Emily’s nomination recognises her excellent technical delivery on several highly complex engineering projects, across a range of high hazard industries. She demonstrates strong technical competence and consultancy skills, with a broad and solid understanding of a range of industry standards, regulations and human factors competency areas. Emily has passion and an impressive capability for ergonomics and shows great potential as an expert, professional role model for the discipline and a future leader of human factors integration.
Emily completed a BSc Ergonomics (Hons) at Loughborough University including a Diploma in Professional Studies through a year in industry. Upon graduating, Emily worked for three years as a human factors consultant and now with Atkins, Emily has gained experience of human factors integration to engineering projects across high hazard industries and demonstrates great consultancy skills across a broad range of ergonomics competencies. She’s undertaken the management and mentoring responsibility for graduate team members and developed competency and confidence in managing several projects. Her promotion to Senior Consultant is in recognition of her technical capability and strong consultancy skills.
Emily’s strengths lie in her ability to listen, understand and communicate in order to build effective, meaningful and trusting relationships with all stakeholders. Her communication skills and ability to truly understand user needs, has been even more evident when working from home during the global pandemic. Emily’s ability to facilitate inclusive and engaging online workshops through video conferencing has been commended by clients and a range of stakeholders on numerous occasions. Her proactive ‘can-do’ approach and her approachable, helpful nature have also reinforced positive morale in those that she line-manages and works with on projects.
Emily is a professional consultant who sets and maintains very high standards of integrity and quality technical delivery. She has significant and broad industry experience and shows great potential as a future human factors and ergonomics leader.
Adapted from the nomination for this award by Emily Thorne
Date of nomination: 31 March 2021