PACDEFF 2023 Program

Day 1 (12 September)

0900-0915    Welcome

0920-1005    Keynote 1: Professor Rhona Flin – Emeritus Professor at the University of Aberdeen

1010-1055    Keynote 2: Dr Mike Walker – Director, Transport Safety, ATSB

1055-1125    Morning Tea

1125-1150    Contemporary HF issues in Australian Aviation – CASA (Dr Robert Forster-Lee – TBC)

1150-1215 Learning From All Operations – Operational Learning for Safety and Performance Improvement – Dr Pete McCarthy (Cathay Pacific)

1215-1315    Lunch

1315-1340    “The Unseen Hole in the Swiss Cheese – the Lack of Care and Support for People (and their Families) in General Aviation.”  – Angela Garvey

1345-1410    A Startling Predicament – Capt. Helen Heenan (UK CAA)

1410-1435    Proactive Safety Culture Analysis in a Regional Airline – Capt. Peter Beer

1435-1505    Afternoon Tea

1505-1530    Utilising Realistic VR Scenarios for Training on Complex Jet Aircraft – Capt. Jamie Cross (Griffith University)

1530-1555    ‘How Safety Regulations Become Safety Issues and Why We Need a Red Rule Safety Initiative’ – Dr Adrian Park

1555-1620    Enhanced Integration of NTS Training and Assessment into Existing Defence Training Programs – Clare Fry and Ryan Cooper – DFSB

1620-1645 A Pilot’s View of the Engineering Side of the Industry and the Vast Differences in Human Factors Culture – Shane Varga (Air New Zealand)

1645-1700 Day 1 Wrap Up

1830-2130 Conference Dinner (12th Floor)

Day 2 – (13 September)

0900-0910    Welcome

0910-0955    Keynote 3 – Dr Gail Iles – RMIT Space Program

1000-1045    Keynote 4 – Dr Ian Hosegood, Chief Medical Officer, Qantas (TBC)

1045-1115    Morning Tea

Helicopter Safety Collaborative Human Factors Parallel Forum

0900-1045 The Helicopter Safety Collaborative: Mission, Vision, Goals, Enabling Commitments and How a Non-commercial, Safety Collaboration can Help Avert Accidents – Helicopter Safety Collaborative (12th Floor)

1115-1230 The Helicopter Safety Collaborative: Two Key Safety-Shares From the Frontlines / Q and A session / Expressions of Interest

Flight Crew Forum

1115-1140    The Psychological and Physiological Fidelity of Flight Training Simulators for Expert Pilots – Dr Christine Boag-Hodgson (Griffith University)

1140-1205   Human Factors Challenges Pilots Face When Flying in Remote Areas – Dr Sravan Pingali

1205-1230   The Role of Human Factors in Desktop Training Devices for Flight Training – Professor Tim Ryley (Griffith University)

Human Factors Forum 1

1115-1140    ‘Improving HF Integration with Certification Activities for New and Modified Aircraft’ – Monique Bock (Boeing Defence Australia)

1140-1205    Sleep Behaviour in Royal Australian Navy shift workers by shift and exposure to the Sleeptank® app – Nadine Cooper (RAN)

1205-1230    Integrating HF/NTS and SMS Training: Enhancing Safety Culture and Organisational Efficiency – Cherie Love (CASA)

Human Factors Forum 2

1115-1140 ‘Helpful Conversations’ in Pilot Peer Support – Allan Baker

1140-1205 Helping Aviation Professionals Know how to Become Resilient with a Focus on Wellbeing and Safety – Capt. Reyné O’Shaughnessy

1205-1230 The COVID Mental Health Effect on Chinese Aviation – Dr Wu Xiaoyu (Griffith University)

1230-1315    Lunch


1315-1445    Workshop 1: NTS challenges and opportunities – Professor Rhona Flin

1315-1445    Workshop 2: Using Systemic Analysis for Human Factors Safety Improvements (Topic TBC) – Mark Holmes (Qantas)

1315-1445    Workshop 3: ‘Where Emotional Intelligence and Resilience Intersect. Oscar and Juliet; Resilient but too Tolerant?’ – Capt. Chris Smith & Dr Maneerat Tianchai (UniSQ)

1445-1515    Afternoon Tea

1515-1645    Workshop 4: FRMS, and Safety Performance Indicators for FRMS – Dr Matthew Thomas

1515-1645    Workshop 5: Designing an HF/NTS/CRM Training Program – Lachlan Slatyer (ACE Training Centre)

1515-1645    Workshop 6: HF Support Sessions / Performance Coaching Strategies or One-on-One Interventions – Carolyn Vaughan (Qantas)

Human Factors Forum 3

1515-1540 Human Performance Challenges in Future Space Operations: A Student Perspective – Assoc. Prof. Selina Fothergill (RMIT University)

1545-1610 Gaze Response of Pilots to Unexpected Events in Flight – Aruna Ranganathan (CQU)

1610-1645 Safety Assurance Assessment in new ATM systems – (ASA-TBC)

1645-1700 Day 2 and Conference Wrap Up

Standby Workshops and Presentations (TBC)

Improved Safety Outcomes Can be Driven From a Renewed Focus on Knowledge, Skills and Experience as it Applies to Aviation Related Mental Wellness – Herwin Bongers (Air New Zealand)

Communication Barriers and Leadership Styles Leading Cabin Crew Millennials in a Multicultural Airline – Dr Marisa de Sousa

Safety 2 and Occurrence NTS Assessment – Karina Francks (Air Chathams) and Glen Eastlake (International Safety Systems)