Contact Jonathan Ricketts

Areas of expertise

  • Air Transport Safety & Investigation
  • Airworthiness
  • Safety, Resilience, Risk & Reliability


Jon is an experienced, Chartered, Systems Safety Engineer working across multiple domains, having a varied background from Industry, MoD and as a Regulator. Jon has a successful track record of delivering bespoke and complex engineering solutions, both independently and as a team member. Jon is experienced in system safety, design certification and safety assurance.

Holding an MSc in Military Aerospace & Airworthiness as well as a BEng Engineering, Jon chose the topic of 'Integrating Occurrence Datasets and Hazard Analysis through Natural Language Processing' for his PhD research. His research is primarily concerned with using free text occurrence reports to both validate and assist in the creation of Hazard Analysis artefacts.

Research opportunities

System Safety; Natural Language Processing (NLP); Hazard Analysis; Occurrence Reporting

Current activities

Applying NLP to aviation safety occurrence (incident) reports.

Improving knowledge retention.

Effective information retrieval.

New ways of working, incorporating NLP technologies.


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