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Expert in Human Factors Integration, User Interface Analysis Design and Assessment, Human Factors Training

Expert ID: 728154 United Kingdom

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Expert is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Ergonomist and has worked in Military Aircraft since the mid 1970s with EASAMS, BAe Military Aircraft and ESE Associates. Her primary focus has been on the design, development and test of Cockpit Human Machine Interfaces. She was Manager of the BAe Farnborough Cockpit Group from 1990 to 1999 and has worked on the Eurofighter, Tornado, Harrier and Hawk platforms. She managed the Human Factors Research and Technology programmes at Farnborough, which included the development of advanced display interfaces and the development of methods, techniques and tools for the efficient application of Human Factors across the complete design life cycle.
She was an active Panel Member of the NATO AGARD Aeromedical Panel and the NATO RTO Human Factors and Medicine Panel from 1992 to 2001 and received the NATO RTO Excellence Award for her contribution to the Panel in 2001. She has chaired many international conferences and has been involved in three NATO Working Groups: Designer’s Guide to Human Performance Models, Human Reliability in Safety Critical Systems and Human Factors Contribution to Cost Effectiveness Modelling.

She has been an independant Human Factors consultant for ESE Associates since 2000 and has employed her HF expertise in a number of different domains. She has provided training courses at Imperial college, Cranfield University, Portsmouth University, University of West of England and Surrey University. She has carried out ergonomic assessments for Helicopter evacuation trials, conducted display assessments for Unmanned Aircraft Ground Stations and lead a visualisation trial for NITEworks logistics theme.

She updated CAP 676 Guiidelines for the Design and presentation of Abnormal and Emergency Checklists for the UK CAA. She has provided guidance material in the training and assessment of Pilot Monitoring Skills and Crew Resource Management for the CAA

Expert has been involved in aircraft integration for over 30 years. This involved the analysis terrain following radar system on the Tornado GR1, the integration of JTIDS onto Tornado F3, integration of Maverick and Paveway 4 on Harrier. She was part of the Mission Management Aid programme which looked at future decision aiding in-flight facilities.

She provided the Early Human Factors Analysis for a large research programme dealing with the feasibility of operating autonomous UAVs in UK civil airspace. She conducted a Human Error Analysis of the Ground Station Operator’s tasks and produced a Warnings philosophy. Towards the end of the 3 year programme she conducted a visualisation trial using a proof of concept simulator to investigate design issues associated with control of the UAV from the Ground Station. She carried out Helicopter evacuation trials to ensure that there were no fouling issues with the Aircrew Equipment Assemblies (AEA) proposed for use on various helicopter missions. The trial necessitated involvement of a representative range of large (95 %tile) and small (3 %tile) pilots. Therefore measurement and comparison against the Defence Standard 00-25 part 17 were carried out. An ergonomic assessment of the cockpit was also executed to ensure reach and operation of the required controls was not compromised by the AEA. It was also necessary to establish that there was no obscuration of the visual fieldsShe worked on the integration of several weapon system upgrades for the Harrier GR9 mission system. This involved carrying out in-depth requirements capture utilising prototyping software to enable Pilots to visualise the proposed design solutions. She has participated in many Pilot Working Groups to debate and update the designs. The design solutions were then documented into requirement specifications as part of the overall detailed design process.She was the visualisation lead for a series of experiments investigating processes and structures for a new UK Joint Forces Logistics Cell. The aim of the activity was to use Networked Enabled Communication (NEC) to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of materiel and aeromedical management processes. This enabled prioritisation decisions to be made accurately and support in-theatre logistics movements.She was part of a team conducting a Human Factors audit on the UK MOD Defence Acquisition practices. The aim was to establish the extent to which Human Factors Integration principles and practices had been adopted and to identify any barriers. A representative cross section of the different capability groups, phase of procurement and project size were interviewed and the results analysed and presented in a comprehensive report. A follow up activity was carried out to investigate Human Factors issues with in-service equipment.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1983 Degree: MA Subject: Science and Technology Institution: Open University
Year: 1995 Degree: MBA Subject: Business Institution: Warwick University
Year: 1982 Degree: HNC Subject: Computer Science Institution: Reading University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1999 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Business Director Department: Responsibilities: Human Factors Consultant to a multi-client base:
·- Production of Civil Aviation training material for UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) - Pilot Monitoring Skills and Crew Resource Management
Support to ASTRAEA Ground station development (UAV operating in civil airspace) ·
- Harrier GR9 – Production of Concept of Operations Description for Tactical Datalink Integration·
- Harrier GR9 – integration of upgraded Defensive Aids Suite (MMI)·
- NITEWORKS – visualisation lead for Logistics Theme·
- CAA – update to CAP 676 guidelines for Abnormal and Emergency Operations·
- Harrier GR9 Weapon Upgrade – development of Pilot Displays·
- HCI development on Control Navigation Display Unit for Future Lynx Helicopter·
- Participation in Helicopter Evacuation Trials·
- Production of Human Factors Plan for Rail bid·
- Production and Delivery of University Training Courses (Systems Engineering, Systems Safety, Human Factors Integration)·
- Member of HFI Audit Team. ·
- Author of Cockpit Study for Airtanker Bid ·
- Author of HFIP Vol 2 for Type 45 Destroyer RESM Workstation
- Reviewer of HF input to Watchkeeper Bid ·
- Chairman of Human Factors in System Reliability NATO RTO Workshop ·
- Support to Human Reliability NATO RTO Task Group
- Consultant missions to attend various NATO RTO Business meetings in support of Human Factors and Medicine Panel
Years: 1990 to 1999 Employer: BAE Systems Title: Technologist Department: Military Aircraft Responsibilities: ·Cockpit Group Manager - responsible for multi discipline, multi project team of Human Factors Engineers, Psychologists, Hardware Engineers and Software Engineers:
- Process R&D Technologist ·
- Human Factors Integration Group Leader·
- Design Authority for Harrier Cockpits·
- Chairman of Design Acceptability Advanced Cockpit
- Ergonomics Industrial Avionics Working Group.·
- Project Leader of collaborative advanced digital map R&D programme (DERA/BAe).·Definition of Crew Performance metrics·
- Mission Systems R&D - Responsible for defining MMI for Military Aircraft Computer Aided Tactics programme. ·
- MMI Group Leader for UK R&D Mission Management Aid Collaborative Programme
Years: 1976 to 1990 Employer: EASAMS Ltd Title: Senior Systems Enginbeers Department: Responsibilities: ·- Member of Human Factors Group, Tornado Air Defence Variant System Design Team ·
- Helmet Mounted Sight Market Study for Tornado F3 Weapon System Upgrade. ·
- Project Leader of Display Simulation Programme aimed at evaluating Tornado F3 attack displays and controls and JTIDS integration . ·
- Author of System Requirement Specification responsible for defining customer agreed Main Computer Requirements. ·- Project Leader of Tornado Pre-feasibility Weapon System Upgrade colour display evaluation. ·
- Author of HUD Specification for CSG written in EPOS R (under sub- contract to MBB for Tornado ECR variant. ·Member of AFDS Group, Tornado IDS Central Design and Management Team ·
- Development of Terrain Following Radar displays.
- Production of Video training for TTTE RAF Cottesmore.
- Production of training video for ESG/MBB. ·
- Flight trials Analyst responsible for terrain following radar performance - development of radar modelling environment and analysis techniques

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2001 to 2002 Agency: QinteiQ Role: Human Factors Consultant Description: She was part of a team carrying out a Human Factors Audit within the Defence Procurement Agency and the Defence Logistics Organisation

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1998 to 1998 Country / Region: US Dayton, Ohio and Canada Toronto, Ontario Summary: A consultant mission was carried to present the findings of a NATO Working Group on Human Performance Modelling and in particular to demonstrate the expert system tool that the group had developed.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
She is a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)
She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (Formerly Ergonomics Society) (IEHF). She is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Ergonomist
Professional Appointments
She was Chair of the Professional affairs Board of the Ergonomics Society 2003 to 2008
She was a Technology Peer Reviewer for EPSRC 1997 to 1999
Awards / Recognition
She was awarded a NATO Panel Excellence Award in 2001 for her outstanding contribution to the RTO Human Factors and Medical Panel.
Publications and Patents Summary
She was a member of NATO AGARD and RTO for 9 years from 1992 to 2001 and had the following responsibilities:
Session Chairman for Human Capabilities and Limitations ( AGARD Edinburgh 1992). ·
Session Chairman for Virtual Reality Symposium ( AGARD Lisbon 1994). ·
Deputy Chairman of AGARD Human Factors Committee (1994 -1997). ·
Session Chairman for Situation Awareness Symposium (AGARD Brussels 1995). ·
Programme Chairman for Selection and Training Symposium ( AGARD Prague 1996). ·
Co-chairman of AGARD Working Group on Human Performance Modelling (1995 - 1997). ·
Programme Chairman for Multi-Crew Systems Symposium ( RTO Edinburgh 1998). ·
Session Chairman for Directed Energy Weapons are closed cockpits the ultimate answer (RTO Antalia 1999). ·
Referee for RTO Working Group Human Reliability in Safety Critical Systems (1998-2001). ·
Chairman of RTO Workshop 'Human Performance Can it be reliably measured' (Siena 1999). ·

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French She has an understanding of French but would consider it to be a low level of proficiency

Fields of Expertise

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