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Abboud Rafeef has been working at the easyJet Safety Department as the Human Factors Safety Officer for 18 months. Her work involves behavioural analysis and flight crew performance evaluation, serving both the safety and training departments. She holds an Honours degree in Psychology from University College London, a Masters degree in Aviation Human Factors and Safety Assessment from Cranfield College of Aeronautics, and is currently working towards doctoral registration and BPS chartership.
Akerstedt Professor of behavioral physiology. Many years of research on stress, sleep, sleepiness and work hours.
Anund Anna Anund was born 1964 and work as a researcher on Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Sweden. One of her main topics in research is accidents caused by fatigued drivers and possible countermeasure to reduce the number of those accidents. Anna has been/is involved in and responsible for several projects within this area e.g the European projects AWAKE and INSAFETY but also in national projects about milled rumble strips and project that focusing on the drivers points of view.
Awad PhD from University of Colorado at Denver 1997 (transportation/traffic safety)
Assistant professor at Al-Balqa Applied University in transportation engineering 1998
Assistant dean for training and consultation (1999-2001)
Civil engineering department chair (2001-2003)
Vice dean for academic affairs (2003-to date)
Publish many papers in: AI applications in transportation, traffic safety and behaviour
Barr Dr. Lawrence Barr is a member of the Advanced Safety Technology Division of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Volpe National Transportation Systems Center. He has conducted numerous research studies in the areas of motor vehicle crash causation, collision avoidance countermeasures, driver fatigue and distraction, and aviation safety and security. He holds engineering degrees from the University of California at Davis, the Pennsylvania State University, and the University of New Hampshire.
Berka Chris Berka is CEO and co-founder of Advanced Brain Monitoring, a company developing technologies that enable low-cost, easy-to-use, portable systems that monitor and interpret physiological signals, including the brain's electrical activity. She co-invented five patented technologies and is P.I. or co-investigator for over $7 million in grants awarded by NIH and DARPA. She received her B.A. with distinction in Psychology/Biology at Ohio State University and completed graduate studies in Neuroscience at the UCSD.
Boivin Diane Boivin, MD, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University. She is the founder and Director of the Center for Study and Treatment of Circadian Rhythms at the Douglas Hospital. She has been conducting numerous studies.
Booth-Bourdeau Jacqueline Booth-Bourdeau is Chief, Technical and National Programs with Transport Canada's Aircraft Maintenance and Manufacturing Branch. She is responsible for human factors and safety management issues affecting aircraft maintenance including the development of regulations, standards and guidance materials in these areas. Jacqueline is also responsible for the Civil Aviation National Audit Program. Jacqueline holds Bachelors and Masters degrees as well as a diploma in Aviation Safety from the University of Southern California.
Bourgeois-Bougrine Samira Bourgeois-Bougrine is assistant professor and she is working since 1990 on the topic of of aircrew fatigue and rostering.
Bridges Bob Bridges is Managing Director and Joint Founder of InterDynamics Pty Ltd. InterDynamics is an international provider of risk assessment, scheduling and capacity planning services and products including, in particular, the FAID hours of work fatigue risk assessment tool that is used extensively throughout a diverse range of industries including aviation, rail, road and maritime, mining, manufacturing and service industries.
Carvalhais After completing his doctorate in 1992, Dr. Carvalhais joined the U. S. Coast Guard as a human factors research scientist. As the human factors program manager to the Office of Safety and Environmental Health, he sponsors and conducts research, and develops policy and procedures guidance for human factors-related issues in Coast Guard operations. Dr. Carvalhais has authored numerous scientific papers and book chapters on human factors, ergonomics, shiftwork, fatigue and human alertness issues.
Cluydts Raymond Cluydts is professor of Physiological and Neuropsychology and former Dean of the Department of Psychology at the University of Brussels, Belgium where he is director of the Sleep Research Lab. He is research director at the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at the University Hospital Antwerp, a clinical and research oriented sleep center that started in 1982. He serves as vice-president of the Belgian Association for the Study of Sleep.
Comperatore Dr. Comperatore earned a Master's Degree in Cognitive Psychology from Florida Atlantic University in 1982 and a Ph.D. in Psychobiology from Florida State University in 1987. His research work includes the development of the Crew Endurance Management system for Coast Guard units and various segments of the commercial maritime industry. His publications include CG Crew Endurance Management Guides, and articles in various Journals, including the Journal of Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine and The Pineal Gland Journal.
Craft Ralph Craft has worked in Washington, DC for 22 years as: transportation lobbyist for the National Conference of State Legislatures and New Jersey State; assistant director of the Interntional Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association; transportation research director for the National Governors' Association; and crash data analyst for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, USDOT. Earlier he earned a Ph.D. in political science from Rutgers University and spent ten years working with US State legislatures.
Dawson Professor Drew Dawson has worked extensively with the aviation, manufacturing, retail, entertainment, transportation, and mining sectors in Australia and is internationally recognised as a consultant on fatigue in the workplace.
Dement, MD, Ph.D William Charles Dement is the Lowell W. and Josephine Q. Berry Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and the Director of the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic and Research Center. He has written textbooks and popular books and is public policy leader in applying sleep knowledge for families, workplaces, and safer transportation throughout America. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr. Louis Sullivan, appointed Dr. Dement in 1990 as Chairman of the National Commission on Sleep Disorders as federally mandated by the U.S. Congress. He was co-founder of the Sleep Research Society in 1961, and founded and led the American Academy of Sleep Medicine for its first twelve years (1975 - 1987).
Dick Virginia Robinson Dick is a Research Associate with the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). Her areas of expertise include program evaluation; survey research, including development and analysis; policy analysis; qualitative and quantitative analysis. Ms. Dick's education and experience include research work in policy issues, including transportation policy, CMV driver safety, industry productivity, human factors research, public-private partnerships, evaluation of government funded programs and public opinion research.
Dinges David F. Dinges, Ph.D. is Professor and Chief of the Division of Sleep and Chronobiology in the Department of Psychiatry, at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. During the past 25 years his research on the performance effects of sleep loss and circadian rhythms has been supported by the U.S. Department of Transportation, as well as the National Institutes of Health, NASA, Department of Defense, and Department of Homeland Security.
Dorrian Jill Dorrian is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The Centre for Sleep Research and Lecturer in Psychology at The University of South Australia. She has over 5 years research experience in human sleep, biological rhythms and performance, in the laboratory and the field. Her PhD investigated fatigue and performance impairment in simulated shiftwork paradigms. Her recent research activities include work with the Australian Rail Industry Consortium, the Federal Rail Administration, and the National Transportation Safety Board in the USA.
Dougherty Mr Mark Dougherty has been a member of the Inland Towing industry since the late seventies, encompassing 20+ years of experience. His experience includes serving as Captain of towing vessels, Marine Superintendent, process analyst, and Vetting Director, his current position. Mr Dougherty has been a Crew Endurance subject matter expert since 2000 and currently serves and trainer in a variety of Crew Endurance Management courses offered to the commercial maritime industry by the US Coast Guard.
Eddy Dr. Douglas Eddy (Psychology, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1974) has 30 years experience in cognitive performance research. He has led the scientific portion of a contractor team in the conduct of human research for AFRL at Brooks City-Base, Texas. He is the PI for the AF SBIR Phase 2 enhancement effort, the Fatigue Avoidance Scheduling Tool (FAST). Recently Dr. Eddy completed studies on modafinil and vestibular function and daytime sleep on nighttime performance.
Flatley Diane Flatley is a Research Associate and has a Masters degree in applied sleep research. Her work on driver sleepiness is funded by the UK Department for Transport and the UK Highways Agency. She has been working in this field for six years and liases closely with many UK police forces.
Fletcher Dr Adam Fletcher currently works as a research psychologist at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Washington DC. He was previously a Senior Research Fellow at the University of South Australia's Centre for Sleep Research where he also completed his Ph.D. Adam's research interests include: prediction of operational performance, fatigue countermeasures and work scheduling. Dr Fletcher has also supported the development and implementation of fatigue risk management systems within dozens of organizations.
Folkard Simon has conducted research on work schedules since joining the scientific staff of the British Medical Research Council in 1971. He has published extensively in this area, served as chairman of the "ICOH Shiftwork Committee" and was Founding President of the "Working Time Society". He has advised a large number of private and public sector organisations on work scheduling in safety-critical situations, including transport operations.
Friswell Rena Friswell has been involved in research into heavy vehicle driver fatigue for over 10 years, first at the National Occupational Health & Safety Commission in Australia, and more recently at the NSW Injury Risk Management Research Centre at the University of New South Wales. She has co-authored a number of reports and papers on fatigue and is currently undertaking PhD studies in the area.
Gertler Ms. Gertler, Division Manager, Human Performance and Operations Research at Foster-Miller, has over 20 years of transportation-related experience. Since joining Foster-Miller in 1995 she has been involved in human factors research on a variety of transportation operational issues including training, worker stress and fatigue, and worker injuries. Earlier in her career she worked at the Department of Transportation's Volpe National Transportation Center. She holds both B.S. and M.S. degrees from Carnegie Mellon University.
Gundel Research in Aerospace Medicine (civil aviation and space)
Research fields: sleep, alertness management for transport operations
Head of the Transport Safety Group at the DLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Cologne, Germany
Hanowski Dr. Rich Hanowski is a Research Scientist at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute and Leader of the Truck & Bus Safety Group. Dr. Hanowski has been involved in transportation research for over 13 years and has conducted many safety studies for government and industry. He has over 90 publications and is the Principal Investigator on several research projects including a field operational test to evaluate a drowsy driver warning system in commercial vehicle operations.
He A Ph.D candidate student in the Dept. of Industrial Engineering and a research assistance in the lab of driving behavior and simulation, research interests include driving behaviors and human computer interface designs, and applying fuzzy theory into developing driver's behavior models.
Hitchcock Edward (Ted) Hitchcock, Ph.D., is currently a Senior Service Fellow at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health working in the areas of neurobehavioral toxicology and the health and safety effects associated with long work hours and commercial motor vehicle driving. Dr. Hitchcock received a B.S. in Psychology/Human Resource Management from Arcadia University (1990) and an M.A. in Experimental Psychology (1996) and a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology with a specialty in Human Factors from the University of Cincinnati (2000). He has conducted research on mental workload and boredom in vigilance, human performance under high acceleration (+Gz) environments, adaptive automation, and brain imaging (TCD, EEG). Dr. Hitchcock is a current member of the Behavioral Toxicology Society, Sigma Xi, and a former member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
Hursh Dr. Steven R. Hursh, Ph.D. (University of California, San Diego, 1972) is the former consultant to the Army Surgeon General for Research Psychology and Director of Neuropsychiatry at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. Dr. Hursh is Program Manager for Biomedical Modeling and Analysis at SAIC and the inventor of the Sleep, Activity, Fatigue, and Task Effectiveness Model, and co-inventor of the Fatigue Avoidance Scheduling Tool.
Jay Sarah Jay is a second year PhD student the Centre for Sleep Research. Her undergraduate background is in Physiology and Psychology. Her postgraduate research is focused on investigating recovery of waking functions in field environments (namley the Rail industry) and in the laboratory.
Johns Dr Johns has a long history of research and clinical practice in sleep medicine. He developed the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) that is a world standard measure of a subject's general level of sleepiness in daily life. He is now a director of Sleep Diagnostics Pty Ltd that is an R&D company focussing on a practical solution to the problem of drowsy driving, based on new physiological measures of drowsiness.
Jones Chris is a final year PhD student at the Centre for Sleep Research. His research interests lie in the interaction between fatigue and the law in the transportation industries. He holds Psychology and Law degrees, and is admitted to the South Australian Bar.
Kandelaars Katie completed a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Mathematics, and an Honors degree in Science, both at the University of South Australia. During her Honors project she formulated and compared different mathematical models used to solve multi-skilled personnel scheduling problems for various Australian organisations and industries. Katie is currently in her final year of her PhD at the Centre for Sleep Research where she is developing a sleep/wake regulation model designed for industry use.
Klauer Ms. Sheila Klauer has been involved in transportation research for over nine years. She has been primarily involved in naturalistic driving studies, both commercial vehicle drivers as well as light vehicle drivers. Most recently, she served as project manager for the 100 Car Naturalistic Driving Study. Her primary research interests include the impacts of driving distraction and fatigue on driving performance. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Virginia Tech and hopes to graduate in December, 2005.
Knipling Dr. Ron Knipling is a Senior Research Scientist at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. He has more than 25 years experience in traffic safety research with emphasis on driver human factors and motor carrier safety. Human factors specialty areas include crash causation, driver fatigue, hours-of-service, "high-risk" drivers, and carrier safety management. Prior to joining VTTI, he served for six years as Chief of the FMCSA Research Division, where he administered agency R&T and managed the driver human factors program. In addition, he served for six years as an Engineering Research Psychologist at NHTSA, focusing on crash analysis and countermeasure assessment.
Krueger Gerald P. Krueger is a Principal Scientist and Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) at the Wexford Group, International, Vienna, VA. After obtaining his Ph.D. in Engineering Psychology from Johns Hopkins University, he had a successful 25-yr career doing occupational medicine research in the US Army. Dr. Krueger is a recognized expert on sustained equipment operator performance. He spent the past 9 years examining truck driver performance and lecturing on driver alertness, fatigue, and wellness, health and fitness. Dr. Krueger is an adjunct associate professor of military psychology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Krueger served as co-investigator and the principal operations officer for this large on-the-road field study of truck driver alertness monitoring.
Lal Dr Sara Lal is an academic and a NHMRC Research Fellow at the University of Technology, Sydney. Her areas of expertise and research are human factors research, autonomic activity, neurosciences and cardiac effects. She is currently investigating into various areas of driver fatigue and safety including
- fatigue management
- development of fatigue countermeasures
- sleep disorder
- autonomic activity
- psychological associations of fatigue
She has various medical/scientific refereed publications and grants in this area of research.
Lamond Nicole has been at the Centre for Sleep Research for the past 10years. She completed her PhD in 2001, investigating the effects of sleep loss and alcohol on performance, and now works at the Centre as a post-doctoral researcher. Nicole is currently involved with a laboratory study investigating recovery of neurobehavioural function following sleep loss, in addition to several field studies investigating the sleep/wake behaviour, fatigue levels and performance of Australian pilots and train drivers.
McCulloch Kirsty McCulloch has been working with the Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, since 1999. Kirsty has had much experience with the design, implementation and evaluation of fatigue management systems in the Australian and Canadian aviation industries, the North American motor carrier industry, and Australian emergency services. She is currently writing up her PhD thesis.
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Miller Paul Miller serves the Flight Safety Foundation's European Advisory Committee, developing the fatigue briefing notes for the Human Factors Tool Kit. He served as the UPS-IPA Safety Forum Chairman and safety manager at two large naval bases. He holds a BS in Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an AA in Liberal Arts, St. Leo University, completed the Safety Officer Course at Naval Postgraduate School and studies business at the College of William and Mary.
Moller Henry J. Moller, BSc (Hon), M.D., FRCP(C), DABSM completed his undergraduate studies in physiological psychology and medicine at University of Toronto, followed by a residency in psychiatry at McMaster University. He returned to University of Toronto for a research fellowship in neuropsychiatry and sleep medicine. Dr. Moller's research interests extend from neuropharmacology and disorders of consciousness & sleep to human factors and virtual environments as a methodology of assessment and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders.
Moore Barry Moore is Director - Policy at Australia's National Transport Commission. He has been closely involved the work of the NTC (and its' predecessor: the National Road Transport Commission) in reviews of the regulatory approach to fatigue management in both road and rail transport. He has been extensively involved in the review of compliance and enforcement legislation for road transport and is now responsible for policy consistency in all areas of the work of the NTC.
Moore-Ede Dr. Martin Moore-Ede is Chairman and CEO of Circadian Technologies, Inc. a research and consulting firm advising companies on extended hours operations. He has a BSc in Physiology from the University of London, medical degrees from Guy's Hospital Medical School, and a Ph.D. in Physiology from Harvard University. He was a professor at Harvard Medical School (1975 - 1998). He has published more than 135 scientific papers and 10 books on circadian physiology and its applications.
Moscovitch Dr. Moscovitch is an internationally recognized expert on sleep and fatigue disorders. He was a visiting scholar and research fellow at the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic and Research Centre prior to returning to Canada to join the University of Calgary
Muzet Alain Muzet is a medical doctor, Director of Research at CNRS and current director of CNRS-CEPA. His main field of research is human sleep and vigilance states. Affiliated to several scientific societies, he has been secretary of the European Sleep Research Society.
Nasvadi Glenyth Nasvadi: Injury Mitigation Specialist
Ms Nasvadi researches the causes, impacts, and prevention of crashes and injuries at the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. She is particularly interested in issues related to elderly drivers, and is currently a Master's candidate in the Department of Gerontology, Simon Fraser University.
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Park James Park is editor of highwaySTAR magazine, and a contributing editor to Today's Trucking magazine. He worked for 22 years as a truck driver before becoming a journalist. He has five awards from The Canadian Business Press, and a prize-winning research paper, "Changing the Face of Trucking," to his credit. He also served on an Ethics Review Panel for a Transport Canada study examining several fatigue-countermeasure devices. He lives near St. Catharines, Ontario, and telecommutes with the office in Toronto.
Paul Michel Paul has been working in the domain of chronobiology for 10 years. His worked is focused on fatigue countermeasures through the use of pharmaceuticals to facilitate sleep. He assesses the efficacy of different sleep-inducing medications as well as the depth and duration of impact of these medications on psychomotor performance. Mr. Paul has recently been awarded 3 years of funding to optimize circadian entrainment (to counter jet lag and shift lag) using supplementary melatonin and photo therapy.
Peters PhD Bjorn Peters is working as research leader at the Swedish National Road and Transportation Research Institute. Bjorn has a special interest in research related to fatigue in Ttransportations. During the last years he has been involved and responsible at VTI for national and European projects with in this area e.g SAVE, AWAKE and SENSATION.
Petrilli Rene Petrilli is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia. Rene has a background in Psychology and Computer Science and has a strong interest in human decision-making, performance, stress, fatigue, and error and threat management. At present, Rene is investigating experts' performance in complex, high-risk environments (i.e., aviation, medicine).
Popkin Dr. Stephen Popkin has been researching the effects of shiftwork and fatigue for the past fifteen years, co-authoring 35 publications and presentations. He initially focused on the health and performance effects of irregularly scheduled engineers in the US rail freight industry, and has since studied fatigue effects and potential countermeasures for various transportation modes, including rail passenger and freight operations, commercial trucking, and pipeline dispatching. He co-chairs the Human Factors Coordinating Committees Operator Fatigue Management team.
Price Jana M. Price, Ph.D. conducts safety studies and provides statistical and human factors support for accident investigations at the National Transportation Safety Board. Dr. Price is a member of the safety team addressing the Board's Most-Wanted recommendations concerning operator fatigue, and she helped to develop a two-day NTSB Academy course on investigating human fatigue factors in transportation accidents. Dr. Price received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in human factors psychology.
Reimer Dr. Marlene Reimer has been involved in the study and practice of sleep medicine over the past 20 years with particular interest in the impact of sleep apnea and other sleep disorders on quality of life. She is the co-developer of the Sleep Apnea Quality of Life Index (SAQLI) and has published and presented widely on sleep. She was a Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary until the end of June 2005 and has now assumed responsibilities as Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Manitoba.
Reyner Louise Reyner is Lecturer at the Sleep Research Centre, Loughborough University, UK. She is interested in driver sleepiness, countermeasures to driver sleepiness, and the effectiveness of motorway service areas in reducing sleep-related crashes. Her work is funded by the UK Department for Transport and the UK Highways Agency.
Rhodes Dr. Rhodes is president of Rhodes & Associates Inc., a leading human factors consulting firm located in Toronto, Canada. He has consulted in human factors for over 25 years, and had focused on fatigue since 1993. He has led several research initiatives on fatigue and fatigue management in all modes of transportation operations and has been involved on several committees and panels for transportation fatigue issues.
Roach GR is a Senior Research Fellow at UniSA's Centre for Sleep Research.
GR completed his PhD in 2001, examining the effects of night work and transmeridian flight on sleep and performance.
At the conclusion of his PhD, GR was awarded a Post-doctoral Research Fellowship by the Australian Research Council to investigate the effects of fatigue on the operational performance of longhaul flight crew.
GR is currently the Research Manager for the Fatigue Risk Management System Study, a collaborative project with Qantas, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, and the Australian and International Pilots Association.
Rogers Dr Naomi Rogers is an NHMRC Howard Florey Centenary Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow in the Sleep & Circadian Research Group, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney. She recently returned to Australia after working as a Research Assistant Professor in the Division of Sleep and Chronobiology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include the neurobehavioural and physiological effects of sleep deprivation and circadian disruption.
Ronicke Study of Psychology in Germany and Canada. Research on Fatigue in Transport Operations at the German Aerospace Centre in Cologne,Germany since 2004.
Sherry Patrick Sherry is the Director of the National Center for Intermodal Transportation and Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Denver. He has been involved in research related to fatigue, job stress, post traumatic stress and critical incident stress debriefing for a number of years.
Signal Dr Leigh Signal is the Associate Director and Senior Research Fellow at the Sleep/Wake Research Centre, Massey University. Her area of research interest is sleep, fatigue and performance issues in safety-critical environments. Present and recent work includes the present validation study, projects for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, research on fatigue management in the New Zealand avaition industry and consultancy work for a range of industry groups.
Sletten Tracey joined the Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia in 2000 to conduct her honours research. During this time she examined the cardiovascular changes related to sleep. During her PhD, Tracey's research interests shifted to occupational shiftwork and fatigue. In particular, Tracey has investigated the sleep/wake behaviour and fatigue of commercial flight crew. In addition, she has examined the effects of fatigue on performance in the rail industry.
Smith Current post: Director, Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, Cardiff University
Past positions: Professor of Psychology, University of Bristol
Scientist, MRC Perceptual & Cognitive Performance Unit, Sussex University
Post-Doctoral fellow, Oxford University
Research interests: stress, fatigue, performance, safety.
Publications: Over 300 published articles
Stevens LT Samson Stevens graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He served aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter MALLOW, a 180-foot buoytender, in Honolulu, Hi from 1995-1997. He was then assigned to the National Drug Intelligence Center in Johnstown, Pa as an intelligence analyst from 1997-1999. From 1999-2001 he attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he earned Masters' of Science degrees in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering and Kinesiology. He is currently assigned to the U.S. Coast Guard Human Element and Ship Design Division of Coast Guard Headquarters where he serves as the program manager for Crew Endurance Management.
Stewart Simon is currently the Flight Operations Safety and Quality Manager at easyJet, responsible for Boeing and Airbus safety reporting, Human Factors and Flight Data Management. He is a line Captain with the company and is currently studying toward an MSc in Aviation Safety Management at London City University . Prior to joining easyJet he was the Senior Fixed Wing Instructor for the Australian Army Air Corps, qualified on fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
Stone Dr Barbara Stone is Head of Sleep Research at QinetiQ Centre for Human Sciences and has conducted research on sleep, drugs, human performance, duty schedules and their effect on performance for over thirty years. She graduated in Physiology from the University of Manchester and has a PhD from the University of Surrey. She has developed a model of insomnia and her work has led to guidelines for the use of drugs in military and civil aircrew.
Thiffault Pierre Thiffault has an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in psychology and he held postdoctoral research positions at McGill University and University de Montreal where he studied personality predictors of risky driving. In his Ph.D., he linked vigilance and fatigue research by focusing on the effects of task-induced factors on driver fatigue. He was recently invited speaker at an international workshop held in Brisbane (Australia) to talk about the effects of monotony on driver fatigue.
Williamson Ann Williamson is NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director at the NSW Injury Risk Management Research Centre at the University of New South Wales. She has extensive experience in research on fatigue and the role of behaviour in safety. She has a particular interest in the problem of fatigue in transportation especially relating to the long distance road transport industry. She has published widely on the subject and been a member of government technical committees on fatigue management in road and rail transport for government and industry.

last update:9/8/2005