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Rebecca has been working and studying in the field of Human Factors for over 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 in collaboration 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, before joining Cranfield in 2014. 

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 Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) and is a Registered Member. She is an elected member of Council, assists regularly with the running of events, was on the programme committee for the annual conference in 2016, and was Co-Chair of the programme committee for the conference in 2017 and again for 2018. In addition, she is a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society Human Factors Working Group.  


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