This blog is written by Dr Steven Shorrock. I am an interdisciplinary humanistic, systems and design practitioner interested in human work from multiple perspectives. My main interest is human and system behaviour, mostly in the context of work in safety-critical contexts. I am a Chartered Ergonomist and Human Factors Specialist with the CIEHF and a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. I currently work as a human factors and safety specialist in air traffic control in Europe, where I lead work on systems thinking and practice, safety culture, and human factors, and am the editor-in-chief of HindSight magazine. I have been an invited member of the ICAO Human Performance Task Force. I am Adjunct Associate Professor at University of the Sunshine Coast, Centre for Human Factors & Sociotechnical Systems.
I blog in a personal capacity. Views expressed here are mine and not those of any affiliated organisation, unless stated otherwise.
I am in the preliminary stages of planning the inaugural Exeter Patient Safety conference (2016). The conference will be based around four key areas and look to bring people from within and without healthcare to share their expertise and insights. The themes are;
Culture, safety culture and changing culture.
High performing teams – how to create them and behaviours in high performing teams
Briefing and debriefing
Human factors, simulation and Quality improvement for patient safety.
I wondered if you would be interested in talking at this conference and if so what the terms and conditions would be above and beyond travel and accomodation costs. I believe it would be fascinating to hear your insights into human factors in healthcare.
I think that should read, “I am a human factors specialist and work psychologist with a background in practice and research in safety-critical industries. My main interest is… hhhhhhhhhhhhHHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhh!”
(Probably not the most edifying message to leave on a global blog, but you only live once (unless you are reborn / reincarnated))