PACDEFF and AAvPA 2022 Program

Day 1 (22 March)

Combined forum with AAvPA

0900-0915    Welcome

0920-1005    Keynote 1: Managing Skill Decay in the Age of COVID – Professor Mark Wiggins (Macquarie University)

1010-1055    Keynote 2: Fatigue Risk Management in the real world. How do we take the theory and make it work in an operational environment? – Professor Leigh Signal (Sleep/Wake Research Centre)

1055-1125    Morning Tea

1125-1210    Keynote 3: From Non-Normal to the New Normal: Building resilience through SMS – James Redgrove (Dreamworld Safety)

1210-1310    Lunch

1310-1340    The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on seafarers’ mental health and chronic fatigue: beneficial effects of onboard peer support, external support and Internet access – Dr Michelle Grech

1340-1410    Delivering value from an eye-tracking based training aid in a military flight training environment – Alexander Robinson and Patrick Nolan

1410-1440    The effect of a common stressor – Noise on pilot cognition – Dr Brett Molesworth

1440-1510    Afternoon Tea

1510-1540    Creating and Maintaining an Effective HF Team: Meeting the Challenges – Lachlan Slatyer (TBC) Toll Helicopters – Ace Training Centre

1540-1610    Pilot mental health: findings from a series of clinical interviews – Corrie Ackland and Tony Merritt

1610-1640    Invited Speaker: Angus Mitchell (Chief Commissioner, ATSB)

1640-1700    Day 1 Wrap Up

Day 2 – (23 March)

PACDEFF Forum (Note AAvPA presentations will run all day in parallel sessions) – Moderator Wayne Martin

0900-0910    Welcome

0910-0935    Self Evaluation and Looking for Help – Dr Natasha Yates (Bond University Medicine)

0940-1005    Developing Resilience in Team Communication Skills Using VR Remotely – Conor McKenna (Vocavio Group)

1010-1035    Psychological Drivers Relating to Disclosure of Medical Conditions and how the Regulatory Environment Influences Transparency in this Space – Michael Monck (

1035-1100    Morning Tea

Flight Crew Forum – Moderator Professor Patrick Murray (TBC)

1100-1130    Emerging Technologies and Negative Training – Tony Power

1130-1200    The affordances of VR for training novel event management in aerospace – Capt. Cameron Tribe

1200-1230    Utilising Eye Tracking to Identify Startle Response in Pilots – Aruna Ranganathan (CQU)

Human Factors Forum 1 – Moderator Belinda Warner (TBC)

1100-1130 A Human Factors Perspective on the Qantas Response to COVID – Carolyn Vaughan

1130-1200 Factors Contributing to Young Passengers’ Perception of Safety in Australian Airlines – Elita Huynh

1200-1230 Peer Support: A View Through the Critical Incident Lens – Laurie Shaw (Manager, Peer Support, Virgin Australia)

Human Factors Forum 2 – Moderator Jana Ewing (TBC)

1100-1130 Witness Reports on Fatigue – The Why and How-to on Flight Crew Fatigue Reporting. – Lachlan Gray (AFAP)

1130-1200 Recent and Emerging HF Trends – Ryan Cooper and Clare Fry (DASA-DFSB)

1200-1230 Safety Culture – Leading With Language – Coreen Auld (Hastings Deering)

1230-1315    Lunch

1315-1445    Workshop 1: Human & Organisational Performance, and Operational Learning Teams (Andy Shone)

1315-1445    Workshop 2: Maintaining Safety While Emerging from COVID Affected Operations (Dr Kim Vidhani)

1445-1515    Afternoon Tea

1515-1645    Workshop 3: Engage your crew in 2022: Facilitation for lasting learning- Kiralee Tynan, Andy Elliot, Jana Ewing (Collaborative Training Group)

1515-1645    Workshop 4: Workshop 4 – Next Generation Peer Support – Notes from a Counsellor (Capt. Chris Smith and Elita Huynh)

1645-1700    Day 2 and Conference Wrap Up

Forum 2 – AAvPA

09:00-09:25 A comparison between Australian and European pilots’ confidence in ‘just culture’ – Kevin McMurtrie

09:25-09:50 Shaping behaviour in Australia’s domestic commercial vessel fleet using human factors principle – Mal Christie

09:50-10:15 Testing the validity of High Reliability in Organisations – Nicola MacPhail

10:15-10:35 The effect of surprise on performance and how noise moderates its effect – Michael Manning

1035-1100 Morning Tea

11:00-11:25 Maintenance Check Flight Events – Causes and Factors – Jay Nagy

11:30-11:55 Positive deviance: Capturing, codifying and controlling innovative violations – Tony Bannister-Tyrell

12:00-12:30 Investigating Predictors of Pilots’ Risk-Taking Propensity – Yassmin Ebrahim

12:30 – 13:15 Lunch

13:15-13:40 Aircraft visibility study – Mangalore mid air – Nathalie Boston and Michael Dawes

13:45-14:10 – Analysis of runway incursions from a human factors perspective – Yan Yan, Soufiane Boufous and Brett Molesworth

14:15-14:45 – The odds of exposure to unsafe weather from aerodrome forecast use – David Wilson

14:45 – 15:15 Afternoon tea

15:15-15:40 Implementing Human Factors Solutions for Australian Flight
Training Schools: Part 2 – Selina Fothergill (RMIT University) and Michael White (CASA)

15:45-16:10 Effects of auditory and visual feedback on remote pilot manual flying performance – Matthew Dunn

16:15-16:40 Investigation report – Human Factors issues in relation to AO-2019-050 Anna Bay – Max Marton

16:45-17:00 Conference Wrap Up