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Before joining Cranfield University as a lecturer, Jim was a principal human factors engineer at BAE Systems, Advanced Technology Centre applying human factors in a defence context. Prior to this he worked as a human factors specialist at NATS (formerly National Air Traffic Services) working predominantly on the introduction of the new medium-term conflict-detection tools in area control. Jim holds a PhD and MSc in human factors, and a BSc(Hons) in experimental psychology. He is a Chartered psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Current activities

Jim is a chartered psychologist and lectures in human factors in aviation safety. He is the course director of the Safety and Human Factors MSc programme at Cranfield University. Jim leads modules in cognitive ergonomics and research methods. Jim is currently working on research projects with BAE Systems through the DHCSTC Humans in Systems programme and NLR through the Horizon 2020 European research programme. Jim sits on the Science and Engineering Research Ethics Committee (SEREC). His research interests include the development of human factors methods and their application, quantitative analysis of human factors data, emergent human factors effects of complex systems and trust as a performance shaping factor.


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