My academic background is in Ergonomics and Psychology and like many other Ergonomics/Human Factors specialists out there, I studied at Loughborough University.
Since 2008 I have specialised in human factors (HF), ergonomics and user centred design across a broad range of industries. I began my career specialising in rail human factors, working at RSSB, the GB Rail Safety and Standards Board. Since moving in to consultancy and working in a range of sectors, rail has stayed on my agenda and I continue to work in this sector as well as others such as nuclear, defence, manufacturing, maritime, offshore wind energy.
I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF), and soon to become a Registered Ergonomics and Human Factors specialist.
What do you do at Greenstreet Berman Ltd?
I apply my knowledge and experience to a broad range of projects at Greenstreet Berman to deliver both consultancy and training, particularly in human factors, safety culture, and HF in design. The context of my work ranges hugely from day to day, but always centres on applying HF principles; focusing on the human element to improve the environment, task, processes, etc. to optimise efficiency, reduce the risk of injuries, improve safety and wellbeing, starting with individuals.
What are your professional interests?
I have an interest in applying human factors’ principles in a broad range of contexts from the soft end of optimising products, such as improving user experience with a range of products or making people more comfortable at their workstation by applying ergonomic principles, to working in high hazard industries making the workplace safer, reducing human error and improving safety culture.
I am keen to raise awareness of ergonomics and human factors and the benefit of applying this in many contexts and have actively volunteered for the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors for several years.
What do you do in your spare time?
I enjoy going to group exercise classes and the occasional run, although I’m more motivated when in a class. I like going to comedy gigs, and being in London there are some great comedians including new acts trying to break through, and more famous names trying out new material across the West End.
Tell us something we might not know about you
I’m a TV addict when I get into a good drama, particularly ‘whodunnit’ crime series that keep you guessing up to the end. I also have a guilty pleasure for soaps.