Lessons Learned

Tips and tricks for working in human factors

About this event

Ever thought “If only I knew then, what I know now...”? If so, you may recognise some of the invaluable insight and advice that our presenters will share.

Fiona Bird shares lessons she's learned on topics including driving your own career (and others!), being heard, compromise versus “No!”, networking isn’t that scary and keeping it simple.

Steve Tipper gives an overview of his experiences introducing human factors into an NHS Trust. He'll outline the lessons learned, skills required and top tips for building awareness and engagement and for working as a sole human factors practitioner in a large organisation.

Emily Thorne discusses her time working on big projects for a large consultancy.

Who will this be of interest to?

This webinar should be of interest to anyone working in human factors, especially those just starting out!

About the presenters

Michael Marshall (Chair) is a Human Factors Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover. He's a Chartered Ergonomics & Human Factors Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the automotive industry with skills in systems engineering, Root Cause Analysis, workplace assessment, HFI, human factors engineering and safety.

Steve Tipper is a Chartered Ergonomist and Human Factors Specialist at University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust. He has over 25 years experience in the NHS, having previously worked in Operating Theatres, Resuscitation and Simulation. As part of his current role he undertakes safety investigations as well as training other staff in investigation skills both within the Trust and externally.

Fiona Bird started her career in 2000 and has experience through consultancy, major projects, international work and integrating human factors into complex engineering programmes. She was Global Head of HF for Bombardier for 4 years, building a global team and integrating HF into a range of engineering projects. She has now returned to consultancy, building a team of HF Specialists to fill resource gaps and respond to HF challenges across rail, defence and healthcare domains. Fiona is a Fellow of CIEHF.

Emily Thorne is a Chief Human Factors Consultant at Atkins (Member of the SNC-Lavalin Group) and has recently become a Fellow of the CIEHF. She has worked in Engineering consultancy for 15 years. She has a technical skillset across a range of industries in the UK, including rail, nuclear, oil & gas and aviation. She’s also had international assignments in Asia and Europe so can demonstrate the value of human factors integration across a range of contexts.