Speaker: Philippa Dodshon, Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre

Abstract: Incident Investigation is a largely underutilised process that is able to enhance organisational safety and learning. Whilst significant scholarly research has been undertaken to explore failure to learn from incidents, far less research explores practitioners’ perspectives and experience in incident investigation. This webinar explores research undertaken in this field to determine how it may be used to enhance organisational learning, and reduce the prospect of repeat accidents. Furthermore this webinar will introduce a training program designed to promote effective evidence gathering and analysis, recommendation generation and lessons to be learned from incidents.

Bio: Philippa is completing her PhD in incident investigation. Philippa previously worked as a Human Factors Principle Advisor at the Department of Transport and Main Roads's Rail Safety Regulation Branch (RSRB), where she was responsible for conducting human factors and safeworking audits, assessing the quality and thoroughness of industry investigation reports, providing human factors recommendations to industry projects, and engaging with industry bodies (e.g., Rail Human Factors Professional Group, Fatigue Advisory Implementation Group, etc).

Additionally, Philippa's industry experience includes time as a Senior Transport Safety Investigator responsible for leading incident investigation teams and providing team member support for matters involving human factors analyses, and providing human factors investigatory skills across the transport modes of rail, aviation, and marine. She has also presented at the ATSB Human Factors for Investigators training program.


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The Sustainable Minerals Institute Webinar Series showcases the exciting research underway across SMI - from processing to social performance to health and safety - join us on a Tuesday for the presentation followed by Q&A with the researcher.