PACDEFF 2021 will be a two day conference consisting of world class presentations and contemporary and relevant workshops.

It will be held over 21/22 October at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Coogee Beach, Sydney, Australia

The call for speakers is now closed. However, we occasionally get a speaker withdraw, so if you would like to go on a standby list, we will advise you if a slot does open up. Feel free to send us an abstract or overview of your presentation topic and we will add you to the list.

Day 1 (21 October)

Combined forum with AAvPA

0900-0915    Welcome

0920-1005    Keynote 1: Professor Mark Wiggins (Macquarie University)

1010-1055    Keynote 2: Professor Leigh Signal (Sleep/Wake Research Centre)

1055-1125    Morning Tea

1125-1210    Keynote 3: James Redgrove (Dreamworld Safety)

1210-1310    Lunch

1310-1340    The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on seafarers’ mental health and chronic fatigue: beneficial effects of onboard peer support, external support and Internet access – Dr Michelle Grech

1340-1410    Self Evaluation and Looking for Help – Dr Natasha Yates (Bond University Medicine)

1410-1440    The effect of a common stressor – noise on pilot cognition – Dr Brett Molesworth

1440-1510    Afternoon Tea

1510-1540    Organisational decision making: How organisational inputs shape decisions in the cockpit and among front line operators – Dr Dirk Maclean

1540-1610    Pilot mental health: findings from a series of clinical interviews – Corrie Ackland and Tony Merritt

1610-1640    An update on Human Factors and Non-technical skills from an operational perspective – Capt. Ben Charters

1640-1700    Day 1 Wrap Up

1800-1900    Pre-dinner drinks – Barzura

1900-2200    Conference Dinner – Barzura

Day 2 – 22 October

PACDEFF Forum (Note AAvPA presentations will run all day in parallel sessions)

0900-0910    Welcome

0910-0935    44 years of CRM training, what you do not know and need to know – Stephen Walsh

0940-1005    Integrating Human Factors into Safety Management – Matt McKay

1010-1035    Research into Best Practice Interviewing Techniques for Human Factors Investigations in Aviation and Rail – Danni Maynard

1035-1100    Morning Tea

Flight Crew Forum

1100-1130    Emerging Technologies and Negative Training – Tony Power

1130-1200    Delivering value from an eye-tracking based training aid in a military flight training environment – Alexander Robinson and Rama Myers

1200-1230    The affordances of VR for training novel event management in aerospace – Capt. Cameron Tribe

Human Factors Forum

1100-1130 A Human Factors perspective on the Qantas response to COVID – Carolyn Vaughan

1130-1200 Research Results on Cabin Crew training – Maria Fernanda Larrea Sotomayor

1200-1230 Human Factors in Helicopter EMS Operations – Capt. Lachlan Slatyer

ATC and General Topics Forum

1100-1130 ATC HF Topic TBA – Colleen Kitson

1130-1200 ATC HF Topic TBA – Bill Appleby

1200-1230 Cabin Crew HF/NTS Workshop

1230-1315    Lunch

1315-1445    Workshop 1: Human & Organisational Performance, and Operational Learning Teams (Andy Shone)

1315-1445    Workshop 2: Maintaining Safety While Emerging from COVID Affected Operations (Capt. Andy Elliott)

1445-1515    Afternoon Tea

1515-1645    Workshop 3: Facilitator Skills for Human Factors Trainers (Belinda Warner, Jana Ewing, Kiralee Tynan)

1515-1645    Workshop 4: Providing Support for Flight Crew and Cabin Crew Mental Health (Capt. Chris Smith and Capt. Ralph Grunewald)

1645-1700    Day 2 and Conference Wrap Up

Forum 2 – AAvPA

09:00-09:25 Embodied sensemaking: Responding to the non-normal in high reliability work contexts – Brad Roberts

09:25-09:50 Systems thinking training for better safety performance at the Maritime regulator – Mal Christie

09:50-10:15 Testing the validity of High Reliability in Organisations – Nicola MacPhail

10:15-10:35 The effect of surprise on performance and how noise moderates its effect – Michael Manning

1035-1100 Morning Tea

11:00-11:20 Maintenance Check Flight Events – Causes and Factors – Jay Nagy

11:20-11:40 Positive deviance: Capturing, codifying and controlling innovative violations – Tony Bannister-Tyrell

11:45-12:05 Investigating Predictors of Pilots’ Risk-Taking Propensity Yassmin Ebrahim

12:05-12:30 The odds of exposure to unsafe weather from aerodrome forecast use – David Wilson

12:30 – 13:15 Lunch

13:15-13:40 Eye-tracking in aviation: where to now? – Dr Matt Ebbatson

13:40-14:00 – Flight instructor perceptions of the value of visual scan behaviour in the assessment of pilot performance – Matt Gray

14:05-14:25 – Aircraft visibility study – Mangalore mid air – Nathalie Boston and Michael Dawes

14:25-14:45 Analysis of runway incursions from a human factors perspective – Yan Yan, Soufiane Boufous and Brett Molesworth

14:45 – 15:15 Afternoon tea

15:15-15:35 Implementing Human Factors Solutions for Australian Flight Training Schools: Part 2 – Selina Fothergill and Michael White

15:35-15:55 A comparison between Australian and European pilots’ confidence in ‘just culture’ – Kevin McMurtrie

16:00-16:20 Effects of auditory and visual feedback on remote pilot manual flying performance – Matthew Dunn

16:20-16:40 Investigation report – Human Factors issues in relation to AO-2019-050 Anna Bay – Max Marton

16:45-17;00 Conference Wrap Up

Social Events

The following social events are planned to allow networking opportunities:

20 Oct – A free informal welcome on the Pool Deck sponsored by Southpac Aerospace, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Coogee Beach (1730-1930)

21 Oct – Conference Dinner at Barzura Restaurant (adjacent to the hotel) Tickets available online via the Registration Booking site.