We are pleased to announce that Melanie Todd has recently joined The Keil Centre as a Principal Human Factors Advisor, based in Canberra.
Melanie is a human factors specialist and has worked within regulatory and investigation agencies, analysing human performance and approving the introduction of new technologies, safety management systems and providing human factors training in aviation. Melanie has considerable experience and specialist interest in accident and incident investigation, evaluating human performance in training, human error analysis, safety management systems and fatigue risk management. Her strong interest is in understanding human performance and tailoring training to support this, including using investigation techniques to aid this process.
Melanie worked as a Manager and Senior Transport Safety Investigator (Human Factors) with the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, conducting independent safety investigations into complex aviation, rail and maritime accidents and serious incidents. This experience reinforced Melanie’s understanding of the importance of a systems approach to managing human performance, and the need for tools and guidance to support this approach in order to gain practical solutions for the workplace.
Melanie holds a PhD in Psychology (Human Factors), Master of Science Technology in Aviation, Bachelor or Aviation and Diploma of Transport Safety Investigation. Melanie is the President of the Australian Aviation Psychology Association and is a full member of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Australia. In addition, Melanie has chaired and facilitated numerous international conferences, conference sessions and workshops.
Melanie can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org