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Annette Kluge, PhD
Professor, Work and Organizational Psychology
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Germany

Annette Kluge is a professor at Work and Organizational Psychology in Ruhr-Universität Bochum, where she is also the chair of Industrial, Organizational and Business Psychology, Faculty of Psychology. Prof. Kluge is leading a research team on Human Factors. Her research team is focused on Organizational safety concepts, training: skill acquisition and retention, safety related rule violations and organizational learning from errors. Before joining Ruhr-Universität Bochum, she was full professor at in Business and Organizational Psychology, Faculty of Engineering, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. She is also in Counseling Board of the Reactor Safety Commission working for the Federal Ministry for the Environment and editor of several well knowns HF Journals.

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Margareta Lutzhoft, PhD
Professor
Maritime safety research group (Marsafe)
Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
Norway

Dr. Margareta Lützhöft is a master mariner, trained at Kalmar Maritime Academy in Sweden. After leaving the sea, she studied for a Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive science and a Master’s in Computer Science. In 2004 she received a PhD in Human-Machine Interaction. Presently she holds a position as Professor in the MarSafe group at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. Her research interests include human-centered design and the effects of new technology.

 

 

 

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Zaili Yang
Professor
Faculty of Engineering and Technology – Maritime and Mechanical Engineering
Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool
United Kingdom

Zaili Yang is Professor of Maritime Transport at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), UK. Prof. Yang’s research interests are analysis and modelling of safety, resilience and sustainability of transport networks, particularly maritime and logistics systems. Prof. Yang has conducted over 40 external funded projects by EU, the UK research councils and UK DfT etc. Prof. Yang has successfully supervised 5 postdoctoral and 21 PhD researchers. He currently has 1 postdoctoral researcher and 10 PhD students under his supervision in the research areas of maritime safety, logistics operation and port optimisation. His research findings have been published in more than 200 refereed papers in risk and supply chain areas, including more than 100 (80 SCI/SSCI-cited) journal papers. Prof. Yang is a member of 9 transport/maritime journals (e.g. Transport Research Part E). He has also served as a member of review boards for national research councils of USA, UK, EU, Canada, Norway, China and Hong Kong. He has received 11 best paper awards and 3 research awards (e.g. Northeast Asian Logistics Award).

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Anne Kari Botnmark
Institute leader
Department of Maritime Operations,
University of South-Eastern Norway
Norway

 

 

 

Anne Kari Botnmark is the Head of Department at Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences, and Maritime Sciences, USN for the Department of Maritime Operation. She has been in several leadership positions throughout her career and current representative of USN for MARKOM2020. She was a project manager in the Oslofjord technology project. She was a project manager for VRI Vestfold and has been leading projects for the development of study programs and research in engineering as well as the maritime department.

Jarle Løwe Sørensen

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Jarle Løwe Sørensen
Associate Professor
Department of Business, History and Social Sciences
University of South-Eastern Norway
Vestfold
Norway

Jarle is an Associate Professor in Emergency and Crisis Management, and managing the USN Center for Security, Crisis Management and Emergency Preparedness. Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Homeland Security Leadership & Policy (Northcentral University, USA). Research interests are strategic crisis management with a special focus on cross-sector collaboration. Over 10 years experience from public sector. Practical and theoretical knowledge related to safety and security work.

Kjetil Nordby

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Kjetil Nordby
Associate Professor
Institute of design
Oslo School of Architecture and Design Oslo
Norway

Kjetil is an industrial designer with a master in interaction design from Umeå Design School and a PhD from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) 2011. The PhD deals with the innovative use of new technologies in design practice. Kjetil has been part of several startups and has worked as an industrial and interaction designer for leading Norwegian companies. He has also tutored students at master and bachelor level at AHO and held master courses a Institute of Informatics at Oslo University.

Christen Vagle

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Christen Vagle
Fleet Competency Manager
BW Offshore
Norway

Christen Vagle received his Masters in Maritime Management at the University of South-Eastern Norway. His full-time job the past twelve years has been with the Floating Production Storage and Offloading, (FPSO) designing, leasing and operating Company BW Offshore. Here he began as a Competence Executive and then later assumed the role as a Fleet Competence Manager, implementing a complete Competence Assurance & Training Program, later certified to the DNV-GL Standard ST-0049 for Competence Management Systems where he now leads a team of seven Competency Assessors working globally to support the BW Offshore Competency program. He was also instrumental in establishing the BWO Academy, a global e-learning solution for knowledge sharing within BW Offshore. His previous position was held with the US Department of Defence where he served as a Training Manager for more than 7 years at the Office of Defence Cooperation at the US Embassy in Oslo, Norway.

Charlott Sellberg

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Charlott Sellberg
Assistant Professor
Department of Applied IT
University of Gothenburg
Gothenburg
Sweden

Charlott Sellberg is an Assistant professor at Department of Applied IT, University of Gothenburg and obtained her PhD in Education from University of Gothenburg (Sweden). She has a multidisciplinary background in Cognitive Science, Human-Computer Interaction and Education. Her research interests is on how technology enter into work and learning practices, and during the last years she has focused her research on the use of simulators in maritime training and assessment. By conducting detailed analyses of authentic training situations, Charlott’s aim is to provide research results with the potential of developing the instructor’s pedagogical understanding of teaching in simulator-based environments.

Gesa Praetorius

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Gesa Praetorius
Associate Professor
TARG
University of South-Eastern Norway
Vestfold
Norway

Dr. Gesa Praetorius is an Associate Senior Lecturer in Maritime Science at Linnaeus University in Kalmar and an Adjunct Associate Professor within the Training and Assessment Research Group at University of South-Eastern Norway. Dr. Praetorius is an expert in human factors, system safety and cognitive systems engineering which she applies to study the complex interplay between human operators, technology and organization in maritime operations. Her current research projects focus on the cooperation between human operators and automation in traffic management and on the applicability of resilience engineering concepts in maritime safety training.

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Kristine Vedal Størkersen
Researcher
Norwegian university of science and technology (NTNU)
Norway

Most of her recent research emphasized on how aquaculture and maritime personnel on several levels work and interact with each other, and how they can be constrained or supported by their framework conditions (such as regulation, organizational factors, sector type, competition, etc.). Her PhD has the title “Bureaucracy overload calling for audit implosion. A sociological analysis of how the International Safety Management Code affects safety-related decisions in Norwegian coastal transport”. 

 

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Steffen Hårstad Jensen
Product Adviser
Kongsberg Digital Maritime Simulation
Norway

 

 

Steffen Hårstad Jensen obtained his Bachelor in Nautical Science from University of South-Eastern Norway (2000). He has seagoing experience from container vessels, Norwegian Navy, chemical tankers (Stolt Nielsen). SteffenHårstad Jensen worked as vessel operator at Odfjell Seachem and Höegh Autoliners , and Traffic Manager at Höegh Autoliners . He is working at Kongsberg since 2007 with Cargo Handling Simualtors, Bridge Simulators and Instructor systems including Assessments.

 

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Risza Rusli 
Associate Professor
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
Malaysia

 

Dr. Risza Rusli is an Associate Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia and the Head of Centre of Advanced Process Safety (CAPS). She is an Associate Member (Process Safety) of IChemE UK. Her expertise is in the area of inherent safety and risk analysis for process industry. She involved in industrial projects specifically in conducting Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) and Consequence Analysis for chemical, oil and gas companies.  She also a training instructor for process safety professional courses such as Process Hazard Analysis, Consequence Modelling and QRA.  Her research area focuses on the development of process safety performance tool for Inherently Safer Design and modelling of the impact and consequence of hazardous materials such as engineered nanomaterials and carbon dioxide

Steven C. Mallam

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Steven C. Mallam, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Maritime Operations,
University of South-Eastern Norway
Norway

Steven Mallam is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Technology and Maritime Sciences, University of South-Eastern Norway. He obtained his PhD in Human Factors from Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) and a Master of Science specializing in work safety and ergonomics from Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada). Steven is passionate about scientific communication, with his teaching and research focusing on improving human performance in complex work systems.

Salman Nazir

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Salman Nazir, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Maritime Operations
University of South-Eastern Norway
Norway

Dr. Salman Nazir is an Associate Professor at the University of South-Eastern Norway. He received his Masters and PhD in Chemical Engineering (focus on System Engineering and Human Factors) from Hanyang University, South Korea and Politecnico di Milano, Italy respectively. He is mainly focused on Human Factors research. His current research topics are: Effective training methods, performance assessment, training transferability and evaluation. He was awarded a Cum Laude (outstanding honor) with the title of his PhD.  He is a Chair of the affiliated conference of Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE) 2019 and also leading the research group: Training and Assessment Research Group (TARG). He is the coordinator for EU horizon 2020 project titled – Enhancing Human Performance in complex socio-technical systems, ENHANCE – aimed at improving human performance in process and maritime industries by developing new training and assessment methods.

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