Expert has applied his engineering upbringing in avionics and design engineering to practical solutions through his flying of Jaguar and Tornado aircraft in the RAF. He retired to research and man machine integration at Farnborough where he played a key role in applying practical experience to a research environment. His management of international projects in workload and fatigue enabled him to become a specialist in human factors and ergonomics within the cockpit environment. His knowledge of visual systems and in particular helmet-mounted displays enabled him to play a key role in a joint UK/US technology demonstration programme. Expert left the research environment for behavioural based safety in a US company called BST. His communication skills with the workforce are second to none and he has a unique ability to get to the real issues in a working environment. Expert has worked as a Senior Human Factors specialist in human factors engineering, human error and human performance. Expert works with many Blue chip companies integrating human factors principles into management systems and safety management systems and process safety. He is a chartered safety professional and was a chair of the IOSH offshore group. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors and a member of the governing council.
He has just completed a Control Room Assessment for Scottish and Southern Energy at Peterhead Power stationHe is part way through a human factors GAP analysis at Coryton Refinery.He is actively integrating Human Factors into Nexen Process Safety Management system.He made an ergonomics assessment of the drillers "Doghouse" on the BP Bruce platform and his recommendations were acted upon.
Responsibilities: He is responsible for all consultancy activities and delivers projects to time and cost.
Years: 2003 to 2003
Employer: Det Norske Veritas
Title: Senior Human Factors Consultant
Responsibilities: He played a key role in integrating human factors into various projects and coordinating the efforts of a small team in Aberdeen and Stockport offices.
Years: 1995 to 1996
Employer: Behavioural Science Technology
Title: Senior Consultant
Responsibilities: He was part of a small team of 3 consultants in the UK integrating Behavioural safety processes into 35 companies in UK, Europe and RSA.
Years: 1993 to 1995
Employer: Defence Research Agency
Title: Senior Technical Scientific Adviser
Department: Man Machine Integration Dept
Responsibilities: He was a senior adviser to the whole department providing operational advice to research psychologists. he played a key role in the technology demonstrator programmes and was research manager for display design.
Years: 1973 to 1993
Employer: Royal Air Force
Title: Squadron Leader
Responsibilities: He was a fast jet pilot of Jaguar and Tornado aircraft. He was a qualified weapons instructor, electronic warfare instructor and flight safety officer. He completed four operational tours of duty before being posted to a ground tour in the Air Force department in London and then in operational requirements. he retired to Farnborough.
Years: 1965 to 1973
Employer: Marconi Avionics
Title: Design Draughtsmen / Engineer
Responsibilities: He served his technician apprenticeship in electronics before applying his skills to cockpit avionics and display systems for military and civil aircraft.
Years: 1973 to 1993
Agency: Royal Air Force
Role: GD Pilot
Description: He was an operational pilot and spent 5 years in staff duties in Whitehall
Years: 1992 to 1995
Agency: Defence Research Agency
Description: he spent 2 years in Man machine integration department managing two research projects
Country / Region
Years: 2005 to 2007
Country / Region: Algeria
Summary: Developed a MSc human factors module for Robert Gordon University and delivered in Algeria to two cohorts(50people)
Years: 2007 to 2007
Country / Region: Angola
Summary: He delivered training for BP in risk assessment and accident investigation
Years: 1996 to 1996
Country / Region: South Africa
Summary: He delivered a behavioural process to Polifin in Sasolberg. The committee was 25 people, 9 divisions and spoke 11 languages. Great job.
Associations / Societies
Awards / Recognition
QCVSA - Queens Commendation for valuable services in the air
Training / Seminars
He is an experienced trainer in Human Factors and runs a IOSH CPD course. he also offers Crew Resource Management training to marine sector and oil and gas sector
he regularly works in Oil & Gas both upsteam and downstream. he has aviation, railways, nuclear and conventional gas powered and windfarm experience.