Talks & Events

Future events

If you’re going to be at any of these events, do let me know.

Invited talk on safety and human factors for MRI. British Association of MR Radiographers annual conference. 7 October 2017, Golden Jubilee Conference centre/Beardmore Hotel, Glasgow.

Past events

Shorrock, S. (2017). Invited talk: Understanding and learning from failure. Trainee Day: Leadership and Management. Intensive Care Society, London, 2 June 2017.
O’Reilly (2017). Podcast: Steven Shorrock on the myth of human error, hosted by Courtney Nash. O’Reilly Security Podcast. [webpage]

Shorrock, S. (2016). Invited keynote: Work-as-imagined and Work-as-Done: Mind the Gap. Velocity Europe, Amsterdam, 7-9 November. [webpage]

Shorrock, S. (2016). Invited talk: Safety Culture in another domain: air traffic control. European Railways Association. Human Factors Network Seminar, Brussels, November 2016.

Tear, M.J., Reader, T.W., Shorrock, S., Kirwan, B. (2017). Divergent perceptions of safety culture between occupational groups: the role of national culture. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, SAGE Publications, 60, 1, 1622-1626.

Shorrock, S. (2016). Invited talk: Return of the seven samurai: Systems thinking for change. Human factors methodologies in healthcare (Invited talk). ASPiH and CIEHF event, Glasgow, 29 September.

Shorrock, S. (2016). Invited talk: Work-as-imagined and Work-as-done. Surgical Science and Practice Programme: Teamwork and Communication module. University of Oxford, Oxford, 3-17 June 2016.

Shorrock, S. (2016). Invited talk: Return of the seven samurai: Systems thinking for change. Entry Point North Seminar on Management of Change (Invited plenary). Malmö, Sweden, 25-26 May 2016. [webpage]

Shorrock, S. and Williams, C. (2016). Invited Broadbent Lecture: HF/E in Practice: Adjusting to a messy world (Invited plenary). Ergonomics and Human Factors 2016. Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors. Daventry, UK, 19-21 April 2016. [webpage]

Tear, M.J., Reader, T.W., Shorrock, S. and Kirwan, B. (2016). Divergent perceptions of safety culture between occupational groups the role of national culture. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting September 2016, 60(1), 1622-1626.

Shorrock, S. (2015). Invited talk: Just culture: Understanding operational needs, Entry Point North Just Culture Seminar 2015. Budapest, Hungary, 27-28 October 2015. [webpage]

Shorrock, S. (2015). Invited keynote: European Air Traffic Management: A High Reliability Industry. Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare. Brighton, UK, 3-5 November 2015. [webpage]

Shorrock, S. (2015). Invited talk: “Cultures of safety: Understanding real work”. Safety Symposium 2015 – Safety in Air Traffic Control, London 15-16 September 2051. [webpage

Shorrock, S. (2015). Is safety culture still a thing? Workshop at Ergonomics and Human Factors 2015, April 2015, Daventry, UK.

Shorrock, S. & Young, M. (2015). Safety-I, Safety-II and Human Factors? Workshop at Ergonomics and Human Factors 2015, April 2015, Daventry, UK.

Shorrock, S. (2014). Invited keynote: Life after ‘human error’. Velocity EU 2014, Barcelona, November. [YouTube]

Shorrock, S. (2014). Invited session: Practical safety culture. European Association for Aviation Psychology. 7th International Summer School on Aviation Psychology, Graz, Austria, 6 July 2015. [webpage]

Shorrock, S. (2014). Systems thinking for safety: Ten principles. EUROCONTROL Safety, Human Performance and Systems Conference, October 2014.

Shorrock, S. (2014). Is ‘human error’ the handicap of human factors? Workshop at Ergonomics and Human Factors 2014, April 2014.

Chung, A. Z. Q., Williamson, A., Shorrock, S.T. (2011). What makes scientific journal articles appeal to Human Factors and Ergonomics professionals? Paper presented at the HFESA 47th Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Chung, A. Z. Q. and Shorrock, S.T. (2010). Mind the gap: Research and practice in human factors / ergonomics. Paper presented at the 9th International Symposium of the Australian Aviation Psychology Association, April 19-22, Sydney, Australia.

Shorrock, S.T., Springall, L. and Dolan, A. (2007). The realities of human risk assessment: Lessons learned from the application of HERTES to the new Heathrow control tower. Paper presented to the Eurocontrol Annual Safety R&D Seminar, Rome, 24-26 October. [pdf]

Shorrock, S.T. (2006).Performance variability in air traffic management. Invited lecture to the Safety and Reliability Society. Whiteley, Hampshire, 17 October 2006.

Shorrock, S. (2005) Human error in air traffic control: A psychological perspective. Invited lecture to the Australian Institute of Navigation. Sydney, October 2005.Shorrock, S.T. (2005). Human error in air traffic control. Invited lecture to the Royal Aeronautical Society, Sydney, 23 February 2005.

Shorrock, S.T. (2004). Errors of memory in air traffic control. Proceedings of the 39th APS Annual Conference, Sydney, 29 September to 2 October, pp. 259-263. (Abstract in: Australian Journal of Psychology, 56 (Supplement), 222-222.)

Young, M.S, Shorrock, S.T., Faulkner, J.P.E. and Braithwaite, G.R. (2004) Who moved my (Swiss) cheese? The (r)evolution of human factors in transport safety investigation. ISASI 2004, International Society of air Safety Investigators Annual Conference, 2004. Gold Coast, Australia, 29 Aug – 2 Sept 2004.

Shorrock, S.T. and Straeter, O. (2004) Managing system disturbances in air traffic management: elaboration of a conceptual framework. Proceedings of the 40th Conference of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia and 7th Conference of the Pan Pacific Council on Occupational Ergonomics. Cairns, Australia, August 2004.

Gordon, R., Shorrock, S.T., Pozzi, S., and Boschiero, A. (2004). Using human error analysis to help to focus safety analysis in ATM simulations: ASAS Separation. Ergonomics for a Biz-E world. Proceedings of the 40th Conference of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia and 7th Conference of the Pan Pacific Council on Occupational Ergonomics. Cairns, Australia, August 2004.

Sträter, O., Voller, L., Low, I. and Shorrock, S.T. (2003). Solutions for human-automation partnership and European air traffic management. IEA 2003, Seoul, Korea.

Woldring, M. and Shorrock, S.T. (2003). Stalking HFI in the wild: The human factors case in European air traffic management. Proceedings of IEE People in Control 2003.

Shorrock, S.T., Kirwan, B. and Smith, E. (2003). Individual and group approaches to human error prediction – a tale of three systems. IBC Conference on Preventing Human Errors and Violations, London, 27-28 February, 2003.

Shorrock, S.T. (2002). Error classification for safety management: Finding the right approach. Proceedings of a Workshop on the Investigation and Reporting of Incidents and Accidents, 17th to 20th July 2002, The Senate Room, University of Glasgow. [pdf]

Shorrock, S.T. (2002). Incorporating human factors in risk analysis. Paper presented at the 40th meeting of the Safety Critical Systems Club, London, 1 May 2002.

Shorrock, S.T., Scaife, R. and Cousins, A. (2002). Model-based principles for human-centred alarm systems from theory and practice. Proceedings of the 21st European Annual Conference on Human Decision Making and Control, 15th and 16th July 2002, The Senate Room, University of Glasgow.

Woldring, M., Shorrock, S.T. and Hughes, G. (2002). The human factors case: guidance for human factors integration into the life cycle of European air traffic management systems. Paper presented at the European Association for Aviation Psychology Conference, Warsaw, September 2002.

Shorrock, S.T. (2002). Incorporating human factors in risk analysis. Paper presented at the 40th meeting of the Safety Critical Systems Club, London, 1 May 2002.

Shorrock, S.T., Kirwan, B., MacKendrick, H. , Scaife, R. and Foley, S. (2001). The practical application of error analysis in UK ATM. Proceedings of People in Control: An International Conference on Human Interfaces in Control Rooms, Cockpits and Command Centres, UMIST, Manchester, UK: 18 – 21 June 2001.

Shorrock, S.T., MacKendrick, H. and Hook, M., Cummings, C. and Lamoureux, T. (2001). The development of human factors guidelines with automation support. Proceedings of People in Control: An International Conference on Human Interfaces in Control Rooms, Cockpits and Command Centres, UMIST, Manchester, UK: 18 – 21 June 2001.

Scaife, R., Smith, E. and Shorrock, S.T. (2001). The practical application of error analysis and safety modelling in air traffic management. IBC Conference on Human Error. London, February 2001.

Shorrock, S.T., Kirwan, B., Scaife, R. and Fearnside, P. (2000). Reduced vertical separation outside controlled airspace. Third Annual Conference on Aviation Safety Management. May 2000. [pdf]

Shorrock, S.T. and Hughes, G.J. (2001). Let’s get real: How to assess human error in practice. IBC Seminar on Human Error Techniques, October 2001, London.

Isaac, A., Shorrock, S.T., Kirwan, B., Kennedy, R., Andersen, H. and Bove, T. (2000). Learning from the past to protect the future – the HERA approach. The 24th European Association for Aviation Psychology Conference, Crieff, Scotland, 4-8 September, 2000.

Isaac, A., Kirwan, B., Shorrock, S.T. (1999). Human error in European air traffic management: the HERA project. Paper presented at the 3rd International Workshop on Human Error, Safety, and System Development – HESSD’99, Liege, Belgium, June 7-8 1999.

Various invited talks for pilot associations (European Cockpit Association, Board), air traffic controller associations (APROCTA Spain and ANACNA Italy), Airline Associations (European Regional Airline Association, Board), Flightglobal safety seminars, EUROCONTROL Prosecutor Expert Course, and EUROCONTROL Safety and Human Performance Seminar.

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