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Rebecca has been working and studying in the field of Human Factors for 15 years, starting her career working in the Automotive industry with a focus on job design. Following an undergraduate degree in Ergonomics at Loughborough University, she went on to complete her PhD on a collaborative project with the University of Nottingham and Network Rail, focussing on decision making and cognitive artefacts for the support of signalling operations. During her time at Network Rail, Rebecca focussed on signaller workload, and the assessment and redesign of new signaller workstations for the future. 

Current activities

Rebecca is a Chartered Ergonomist based within the Safety and Accident Investigation Group, in the field of Human Factors. Her main research interests are measures of Human Performance and Workload within applied situations, currently working on the Horizon 20:20 project investigating pilot workload. She also teaches on the Safety and Human Factors in Aviation MSc course.

Rebecca is heavily involved in the IEHF and is a Registered Member. She sits on the events committee, assists regularly with the running of events, was on the programme committee for EHF 2016, and is Co-Chair for EHF 2017. She has previously been a member of council (2010 - 2013) and head of the Early Career Researchers SIG (2012 - 2013).


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