M.A., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Professor, School of Humanities
Sidney Dekker (PhD Ohio State University, USA, 1996) has degrees in psychology and cognitive systems engineering, and is currently professor in the school of humanities, languages and social science at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, where he runs the Safety Science Innovation Lab. Previously, he was Professor of human factors and system safety at Lund University in Sweden. After becoming full professor, he learned to fly the Boeing 737, working part-time as an airline pilot out of Copenhagen. He has won worldwide acclaim for his groundbreaking work in human factors and safety, and is best-selling author of, most recently: The End of Heaven: Disaster and Suffering in a Scientific Age (2017); Just Culture: Restoring Trust and Accountability in Your Organization (2016); Safety Differently: A New Era for Human Factors (2015); The Field Guide to Understanding ‘Human Error’ (2014); Second Victim: Error, Guilt, Trauma and Resilience (2013); Drift into Failure: From hunting broken components to understanding complex systems (2011); Patient Safety: A Human Factors Approach (2011).
- Human error
- System failure
- Complexity Science
- Organizational justice
Current teaching areas
- Safety Leadership, accountability and ethics