PACDEFF/AAvPA 2021 – Keynote Speakers

Our world class line up of keynote speakers for 2021 are still being finalised and we expect to have more information on keynotes very shortly.

2021 Keynote Speakers

Professor Mark Wiggins – Macquarie University

Mark Wiggins is a Professor of Organisational Psychology at Macquarie University where he is currently the Director of Research Partnerships and Engagement for the Centre for Elite Performance, Expertise, and Training. He gained his PhD in Psychology from the University of Otago, New Zealand in 2001, is a Registered Psychologist in Australia with an endorsed area of practice in Organisational Psychology, and is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society.
As a practicing organisational psychologist, Mark has acted as an advisor to a number of national and international organisations, including the Clinical Excellence Commission, Energy Queensland, Horizon Energy, the New South Wales (NSW) Port Authority, Transport for NSW, and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. Amongst other roles, he currently sits on the Collaborating Hospitals’ Audit of Surgical Mortality (CHASM) Committee for NSW and the Occupational Health & Safety Management for Standards Australia.
Mark’s research and teaching interests lie in the assessment and development of human performance in advanced technology environments, particularly in the context of cognitive skills such as diagnosis and sensemaking. He led the development, evaluation, and implementation of the Expert Intensive Skills Evaluation (EXPERTise 2.0) software package for the assessment of diagnostic skills in practice which is now employed across a range of industries, from healthcare to electricity distribution and transmission.

Professor Leigh Signal – Director: Fatigue Management and Sleep Health in a 24/7 Society, Sleep/Wake Research Centre

Dr. Leigh Signal is a Professor of Fatigue Management and Sleep Health at the Sleep/Wake Research Centre, Massey University, Wellington. Her work includes the application of sleep science to identify, manage and mitigate fatigue in workplace settings. She has provided scientific advice to national and international companies, regulators, government, and United Nations agencies and has undertaken numerous fatigue-related research studies in both field and laboratory settings.