Sidney Dekker

Sidney Dekker, PhD

Sidney Dekker, PhD

Sidney received a PhD in Cognitive Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University where he worked with his advisors Prof. David Woods and Dr. Charles Billings.  Since his PhD, Sidney has gained worldwide acclaim for his groundbreaking work on human error and safety. He was previously at Lund University in Sweden as Professor where he founded the Leonardo da Vinci Laboratory for Complexity and Systems Thinking, as well as the MSc in Human Factors and System Safety.  He has held an appointment as Professor of Community Health Science at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, in Canada.  He currently teaches at Griffith University in Australia.









Additional Resources

Field Guide to Understanding Human Error - Sidney Dekker, slide handout


Safety Differently, Increasing safety - Reducing performance drag