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Sidney Dekker

I am Professor of Human Factors and Systems Safety, and Director of Research at the Lund University Center for Complexity and Systems Thinking. I gained my Ph.D. in Cognitive Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University, USA and have previously worked in Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, and England. I have been a Senior Fellow at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and Visiting Academic in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University in Melbourne. I also hold an appointment as Professor of Community Health Science at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, in Canada. My research interests include system safety, human error, reactions to failure, and organizational resilience. My recent books are “Ten Questions About Human Error: A New View of Human Factors and System Safety” (2005), “The Field Guide to Understanding Human Error” (2006), and “Just Culture: Balancing Safety and Accountability” (2007). I also recently became an airline pilot, flying the Boeing 737NG part-time. I am a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists.


Last modified 16 Aug 2009

Dr. Sidney Dekker
Lund University, Box 117, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden. Tel: +46 (0)46 222 00 00