An interview with Dr. Nora Balfe, and Dr David Golightly, the co-Chairs of the Conference Proceedings about what goes on in the background of organising the Ergonomics Conference and what 2022 is shaping up like.
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Human Factors Specialist
Dr. Nora Balfe is a Human Factors Specialist at Irish Rail where she leads the integration of human factors in the Safety Management System. She has over 15 years of experience in human factors spanning the rail and aviation industries, academia and regulation. She is a visiting researcher at Trinity College Dublin and a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) and is co-chair of the Institute's annual conference.
I am a Chartered Member of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CErgHF) and a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol), I work in the field of cognitive ergonomics, understanding the factors that make technology and systems fit for the intended user's needs and cognitive abilities. This is primarily in the transport sector, with specific expertise in rail, and covers transport innovation, transport operation and also work with passengers and public. David is also co-chair of the EHF conference.