James Reason

Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

James Reason is professor of psychology at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. His primary research interest is human performance in hazardous systems. In 1999, Professor Reason was a member of the chief medical officer’s expert group on ‘learning from experience’ and was also adviser to the Bristol Royal Infirmary Inquiry. In 1995, he received the Distinguished Foreign Colleague Award from the United States Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. From 1962 to 1977, Dr. Reason worked at the Royal Airforce Institute of Aviation Medicine, the United States Naval Aerospace Medical Institute and the University of Leicester. He has published books on motion sickness, transport human factors, absent-mindedness, human error, and on managing the risks of organizational accidents. He is a fellow of the British Psychological Society, the Aeronautical Society, and the British Academy. Professor Reason holds a Ph.D. in psychology and physiology from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom.

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