Areas of expertise

Background

Dr. Wen-Chin Li holds a PhD in Aeronautical Decision-making Training from Cranfield University. He is a Register Member of Ergonomics Society, and Aviation Human Factors Specialist of EAAP. 

Wen-Chin currently is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Aviation Technology, Engineering and Management and Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors. He is on the program board of the International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics; and Technical Committee on Aerospace Human Factors and Ergonomics of the International Ergonomics Association.

Current activities

Dr. Wen-Chin Li is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Air Transport, Cranfield University.

He is a Registered Member of the Ergonomics Society (MErgS), and Aviation Human Factors Specialist of EAAP. He won the prize for the Award of Excellence of 2007 International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI) Seminar in Singapore, and the Best Paper Award Winner of Aerospace System Group of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) at 8th International Conference of Naturalistic Decision-making.

Dr. Li holds a Private Pilots License issued by CAA, U.K., and he is an editorial board member for several international journals and program board member for international conferences. He has published over hundred journal articles and research papers regarding aviation safety and human factors.

His research topics include:

  • Human Factors in Flight Operations
  • Aeronautical Decision-making Training
  • Human Factors Design
  • Automated Cockpit
  • Human Factors Method
  • Stress Management for Pilots
  • Accident Investigations.

Currently, he is an active consultant for Aviation Regulators, Aviation Safety Investigators, Airlines, Military Aviation, and Defence Industrial Foundation.

Clients

Airlines, Defence Industry, Science Research Councils

Publications

Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

Books

  • Li W-C, White J, Braithwaite G, Greaves M & Lin J (2016) The evaluation of pilot's situation awareness during mode change on flight mode annunciators.. In: Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics: 13th International Conference, EPCE 2016, Held as Part of HCI International 2016, Toronto, ON, Canada, July 17-22, 2016, Proceedings. Don Harris (ed.), Springer.
  • Ho H, Su H, Li WC, Yu C & Braithwaite G. (2016) Pilots' latency of first fixation and dwell among regions of interest on the flight deck. In: Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics; 12th International Conference, EPCE 2015, Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 2-7, 2015, Proceedings. Don Harris (ed.), Springer.
  • Kearney P & Li W-C (2015) The Efficiency of New Audio Alerts in the COOPANS Eurocat System. In: Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics. Harris, Don (ed.), Springer International Publishing, p. 399-407, ed. 9174.
  • Harris D & Li WC (2015) Decision making in aviation. Surrey: Ashgate.
  • Li W-C, Durando D & Ting L-Y (2014) The analysis of incidents related to automation failures and human factors in flight operations. In: Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2014. Sharples, S and Shorrock, S (ed.), Taylor and Francis, p. 377-384.
  • Li WC, Chiu FC, Kuo YS & Wu KJ (2013) The Investigation of Visual Attention and Workload by Experts and Novices in the Cockpit. In: Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics: Applications and Services. Harris D (ed.), Berlin: Springer, p. 167-176.
  • Liu S-Y, Chi C-F & Li W-C (2013) The Application of Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) to Investigate Human Errors In Helicopter Accidents. In: Engineering psychology and cognitive ergonomics. Harris D (ed.), Las Vegas: Springer, p. 85-94, ed. Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
  • Chen JC, Chi CF & Li WC (2013) The Analysis of Safety Recommendation and Human Error Prevention Strategies in Flight Operations. In: Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics: Applications and Services. Harris D (ed.), Berlin: Springer, p. 75-84.
  • Hsu YL, Li WC & Tang CH (2013) The Use of Eye Tracking in the Study of Airline Cabin Safety Communication. In: Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics: Applications and Services.. Harris D (ed.), Berlin: Springer, p. 134-143.
  • Harris D & Li WC (2011) Error on the Flight Deck: Interfaces, Organizations, and Culture. In: The Handbook of Human-Machine Interaction: A Human-Centered Design Approach. Boy GA (ed.), Surrey: Ashgate, p. 399-415.
  • Harris D & Li WC (2011) Error on the Flight Deck: Interfaces, Organizations, and Culture. In: The Handbook of Human-Machine Interaction: A Human-Centered Design Approach. Boy GA (ed.), Surrey: Ashgate, p. 399-416.
  • Li WC, Harris D, Li LW & Wang T (2009) The differences of aviation human factors between individualism and collectivism culture. In: Human-Computer Interaction. Interacting in Various Application Domains. Jacko JA (ed.), Berlin: Springer, p. 723-730.
  • Li WC & Harris D (2007) Confucius in Western Cockpits: The Investigation of Long-Term Versus Short-Term Orientation Culture and Aviation Accidents. In: Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics. Harris D (ed.), Berlin: Springer, p. 716-722.