Claire Williams - Guest speakers - University of Derby

Sneaking psychology into health and safety consultancy

All staff, students and visitors are warmly invited to this talk by Dr Claire Williams

University of Derby, Kedleston Road, B302

Wednesday 24 February 2016, 4.00 to 5.00pm.

Dr Claire Williams is a senior ergonomics and human factors specialist at Human Applications, and a visiting research fellow in Human Factors and Behaviour Change at the University of Derby. A chartered ergonomist and human factors specialist (C. ErgHF) with 20 years of experience in occupational health and safety, her current training, consultancy and research focus is on the behavioural aspects of health and safety. She is currently co-editing a book entitled Human Factors and Ergonomics in Practice.

What the talk will cover

The world of health and safety has seen a gradual change over the last fifty or so years, from a focus on equipment and engineering, to concentration on systems for risk assessment and competence assurance and latterly to the more cultural aspects around behaviours and attitudes. As a consequence, there is a growing appetite for what we would call the psychology of organisations and behaviour change.

In this talk I’ll cover how psychological principles and methods are being weaved into more and more of the daily work we do as health and safety consultants at Human Applications.

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