Director of the Safety Science Innovation Lab - Griffith University (Brisbane)
Sidney Dekker (PhD Ohio State University, USA, 1996) is Professor and Director of the Safety Science Innovation Lab at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, and Professor at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Delft University in the Netherlands. He is also Chief Scientist at Art of Work.
Sidney has won worldwide acclaim for his groundbreaking work in human factors and safety. He coined the term ‘Safety Differently’ in 2012, which has since become a movement. An avid pilot, he has been flying the Boeing 737 as airline pilot on the side.
Sidney is bestselling author of, most recently: Foundations of Safety Science (2019); The Safety Anarchist (2018); The End of Heaven (2017); Just Culture (2016); Safety Differently (2015); The Field Guide to Understanding ‘Human Error’ (2014); Second Victim (2013); Drift into Failure (2012); Patient Safety (2011), and co-author of Behind Human Error (2010). He is also a documentary maker (‘Safety Differently,’ 2017; ‘Just Culture,’ 2018, ’The Complexity of Failure,’ 2018).
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Safety improvements are flatlining despite a vast expansion of safety compliance and bureaucracy. ‘Safety Differently’ promotes safety not as the absence of negatives, and not by constraining people as if they were the problem to control. Instead, safety differently sees people as the solution to harness. It aims to measure safety as the presence of […]