Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Patrick Waterson

Dr Patrick Waterson

Reader in Human Factors and Complex Systems

Tel +44 (0)1509 228478

Location LDS 1.12

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Dr Patrick Waterson is a Fellow of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He has a BSc in Psychology (First Class) from Lancaster University, an MSc in Knowledge-Based Systems from Sussex University and a PhD in in Human Factors from Nottingham University.

During his career he has worked as a Research Fellow and MRC Scientist at Sheffield University (1992-2002) and Head of Department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering in Germany (2002-2006).  He joined Loughborough University in 2007.  He is currently Director of the mini-Doctoral Training Centre on ‘Safety and Resilience’ and the ‘Human Factors and Healthcare’ short course at Loughborough.  In 2014 he was awarded the William Floyd Medal from the UK Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors for outstanding contribution to the field of Human Factors.

Dr. Waterson is a Scientific Editor for the journal Applied Ergonomics and serves on the editorial boards of Cognition, Technology and Work,  IIE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Science.



Research Group: Human Factors and Complex Systems.

Link to google scholar:  http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=D_f4thYAAAAJ&hl=en

Research Interests

Macroergonomics and its application to safety and resilience

Evaluation and application of systems ergonomics to healthcare

Measurement of Patient Safety Culture

Rail passenger safety

History of Ergonomics

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