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Introducing Human Factors

Human Factors is the scientific analysis of all of the elements that affect performance, with the aim of optimising work, safety, productivity and wellbeing. It examines all interations between individuals, colleagues and the environment and encompasses many areas of research including the physical and cultural environement, user technology interface, equipment design, team working, standard operating procedures and individual factors such as stress, decision making, workload management and communication.

HFC19 will see speakers, from the circles of academia and research, introduce theories and concepts alongside speakers from industry, to illustrate application to the workplace. You will leave the conference armed with real world tools and knowledge to immediately put into practice.

Taking place underneath the iconic Concorde, we offer you a unique opportunity to join an exclusive line up of professionals, practitioners and protagonists in Manchester on the 16th and 17th May 2019 to nurture innovation, teach and explore what’s next within Human Factors.


Professor Hollnagel is an internationally recognised expert in system safety and the author of "Safe


Returning once again for HFC19, Captain Jim Harlow is a British Airways Training Captain on the Boei


Prof Flin is the author of “Safety at the Sharp End” a concise guide to non-technical skills and

Planetary Scientist

Suzie is an Associate Professor of Planetary Science at the University of Leicester and winner of th

Sabrina trained as an experimental psychologist whilst serving as a fire officer and now combines bo

Chief Investigator

Keith Conradi worked as a pilot for Virgin Atlantic, flying the Airbus A340 & A320. He still maintai

Dr Heather Gallie is a Consultant Anaesthetist & Human Factors Instructor at Salford Royal NHS Found

Jayne Carthey is a Human Factors Consultant with technical expertise gained from both research and c

Station Commander

Simon Hamilton is a Station Commander, Human Factors Instructor and a National Inter-Agency Liaison


Mark Susca is the Airport Emergency Planning and Resilience Manager at Manchester Airport. He is als


Jon Cole is professor of Psychology at Liverpool University and founder of the Tactical Decision Mak

Senior Lecturer

Thomas Jun is a researcher, educator, design facilitator and animation/film producer working in a br

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What to expect?

Following on from the triumph in 2017, the leadership team behind the conference have planned to hold the event every two years, building on the successes of its predecessor. Thanks to the larger gap between each iteration, it allows us to carefully and methodically plan the conference in intricate detail. Taking the latest evidence from academia; research from real world scenarios; feedback from delegates and then combining them with the latest event trends, ensures a unique experience that’s not found anywhere else.

HFC19 is unique when compared to other conferences of a similar nature in that we focus on real world scenarios and cover a breadth of topics pertinent to the organisation and the individual.  We have speakers, from the circles of academia and research, to introduce theories and concepts alongside speakers from industry, to illustrate application to the workplace. Participants will leave the conference armed with real world tools and knowledge they can immediately put into practice.


In addition, thanks to our strategic partnerships with the AOA (Airport Operators Association) and the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority), HFC19 will act as the grand finale and the closing act of Airport Safety Week: a national movement aimed at optimising safety across British Airports.


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