Areas of expertise
- Air Transport Safety & Investigation
- Ergonomics, Human Factors, Driver Safety
- Human Factors
- Safety, Resilience, Risk & Reliability
Wesley is a PhD candidate at the Cranfield University School of Aerospace, Transport, and Manufacturing.
He is a current Boeing 777 pilot, lecturer of Human Factors for the University of South Australia-Hong Kong Baptist University joint program in Aviation, and is a member of the Hong Kong Airline Pilots Association Technical and Safety Committee. Prior to Cranfield, Wesley has an MSc in Aviation Human Factors from Coventry University, graduating with faculty awards of Best MSc Research Project and Best MSc Student. Notable research outputs include an investigation of third-culture backgrounds on airline pilots’ flight management attitudes, and a comparison of professional culture differences between pilot and air traffic controller groups.
Wesley’s interests are on the effects of culture on aviation safety, examined from instructional systems design and accident investigation perspectives, and applied to human-computer interaction concepts. His present research focuses on using culturally-nomadic, non-binary methods in the categorisation of cultural behaviours.
Articles In Journals
- Chan WTK & Li WC (2022) Cultural effects on standardization and international cooperation, ISASI Forum- Air Safety Through Investigation, 55 (3) 8-15.
- Chan WT & Li WC (2022) Investigating professional values among pilots, cabin crew, ground staff, and managers to develop aviation safety management systems, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 92 (November) Article No. 103370. Dataset/s: 10.17862/cranfield.rd.21201746
- Chan WT-Z & Harris D (2019) Third-culture kid pilots and multi-cultural identity effects on pilots’ attitudes, Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance, 90 (12) 1026-1033.
- Chan WTK & Li WC (2022) Challenges and solutions from accident investigators’ different professional backgrounds related to data collection and interpretation. In: 2022 International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI) Annual Seminar, Brisbane and Virtual Event, 30 August - 1 September 2022.
- Chan WTK & Li WC (2021) Training for future investigators: understanding cultural effects on standardization and international cooperation. In: 2021 International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI) Seminar, Online, 1 September 2021.
- Chan WT-K & Li W-C (2021) Consideration of Cultural Differences in Future Workplace Design for Single Pilot Operations. In: Ergonomics & Human Factors 2021, Online, 19-21 April 2021.
- Chan WTK & Li WC (2022) Cultural Effects on the Selection of Aviation Safety Management Strategies. In: Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics. HCII 2022, Springer, p. 245-252.
- Chan WTK & Li WC (2021) Culture’s Consequences on the Categorisation of Causal Factors in Aviation Accident Reports. In: Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics. HCII 2021, Springer, p. 19-27.
- Chan WT & Li WC (2020) Assessing professional cultural differences between airline pilots and air traffic controllers. In: Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics. Cognition and Design. HCII 2020, Cham; Switzerland: Springer, p. 245-252.