Suzy Broadbent

National Investigator

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Suzy is a chartered ergonomist and human factors specialist. She is an active member of this professional community as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF). She believes that as patients we are often at our most vulnerable and we owe it to them to have a healthcare system that understands the impact of human factors and manages the risks to keep patients, and staff, as safe as possible.

Suzy holds an MSc in Human Factors and a degree in Psychology. She is also a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Europe Chapter and the Association of Aviation Psychology. Her particular areas of experience lie in mental workload, human machine interface (HMI) design and the use of new technologies to support human performance.

She joined HSIB from BAE Systems, where she worked on military cockpit design and was manager of the Human Factors team for Air. Suzy has also previously worked for Atkins, where she was an analyst for the Confidential Reporting System for the Railways (CIRAS) and consulted on London Underground station upgrades.

Suzy was highly commended by CIEHF in the category of Outstanding Communications at their 2021 awards. As an accomplished public speaker, she was awarded the opportunity to deliver the institute’s annual lecture in 2022.