Trevor Dale MRCPS(Glas) FRAeS

Trevor Dale

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Atrainability
British Airways Training Captain, Retired.

Trevor specialises in Human Factors and has experience of training back to 1990 when he was part of the team that introduced the subject into British Airways as a method of reducing 'pilot error'. He retired as a Training Captain flying Boeing 747's in 2005 and had focused on training trainers and crew in simulation, class and aircraft. Trevor began working in Human Factors in healthcare in 2002 with paediatric cardiac surgery and now continues to do so across the entire spectrum from surgery, ITU, anaesthesia to mental health. Developing clinical simulation for Human Factors training is a particular focus.

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Theresa Campbell

Theresa Campbell

Project Manager

Within her previous role Theresa was responsible for the day-to-day course delivery. She also recruited and performance managed the trainer team as well as establishing training plans and budget submissions. In addition to her organisational role Theresa was party to the course design and delivery and has a great depth of understanding of the issues surrounding human performance in high-risk environments. Theresa has many qualifications in training and presentation skills including Myers Briggs Type Indicator. Her enthusiasm and exceptional interpersonal skills are valuable assets to our team.

Mark Graham

Mark Graham

Human Factors is at the core of all aviation training and as a current airline and former RAF fighter pilot Mark brings a multitude of skills to health and social care. With a broad wealth of experience in coaching individuals working in high performance and high risk professions, latterly he has been presenting engaging and interactive human factors foundation courses to junior doctors for Atrainability. The course feedback has always evaluated extremely positively. He has trained, mentored, and facilitated individuals and teams across all levels in the public and private domain.

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Matt Lindley

Matt Lindley

Matt joined the Royal Air Force in 1995 and specialised in the VIP role. He became Training Captain on 32 The Royal Squadron and head of training on the Hawker 125 aircraft. He was responsible for flying members of the Royal Family, The Prime Minister and Cabinet world wide. Whilst in the RAF Matt became a Crew Resource Management Instructor. In 2006, Matt joined a major international airline, initially flying the Airbus A320 and from 2012 to present the Boeing 747-400 on their long haul routes.

 

Karen Speight

Karen Speight

Karen is a Captain on the Airbus A320 for a major international airline, having previously flown the Boeing 757/767. She has a Masters in Experimental Psychology from Oxford University. Karen has been involved in training of both cabin crew and pilots since 1998, specialising in Crew Resource Management and Human Factors. She has trained trainers and coached them in delivery of this material. She also held a four year post as a technical trainer and has been involved in pilot recruitment since 2000.

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Penny Bowen

Penny Bowen Human Factors Training

Penny is a former long haul airline pilot with a background in Human Factors. A mum to a teenaged son and wife to an accountant. Penny gained a degree in psychology with the Open University whilst she was flying and now delivers Human Factors and Just Culture training to airline pilots.

Penny is also a governor at a large NHS hospital. There are many parallels to be drawn between aviation and other safety critical and highly regulated industries. The case of Daniel Pelka who suffered horrendous abuse and later died from neglect, made Penny realise that child protection could benefit from Human Factors training and Near Miss Reporting. Penny became a member of The Safer Safeguarding Group because she wanted to be able to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children.

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Peter Fields

Peter Fields Human Factors Training

Peter currently works operationally on the front line of the NHS as a member of the Ambulance Service in Emergency Care. Previously he was funded by the British Heart Foundation to implement the Chain Of Survival project concentrated on the North East of England. This involved increasing the survival rates of out of hospital cardiac arrest patients by training and empowering people across all sections of the community, statutory organisations and charities to engage and cascade the skills required to use strategically placed lifesaving equipment to enable early intervention and defibrillation.

Peter’s early career began when he joined the RAF in 1987 in a transport and logistics ground support role but his interest in Human Factors was sparked in the early 1990’s when he became a Special Duties Soldier, specialising in reconnaissance and human intelligence. On a daily basis he studied human behaviour in great detail whilst working in high pressured environments within critical teams drawn from all three military services and the Police. Peter’s training career started during this period and he maintained a twin track career for several years moving between regular RAF duties and Special Duties.

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Nic Steevenson

Nic Steevenson Human Factors Training

Nic served for 10 years in the RAF as a Tornado Navigator. She flew on a front line Squadron leading multi aircraft formations as well as latterly undertaking developmental missile firings in a demanding, pressured environment. Nic was also a highly qualified instructor; mentoring and designing training for trainees undergoing the advanced phase of their fast jet training.

After she left the RAF Nic was Chief Ground Instructor for a major European Airline. She provided oversight and management of all internal and 3rd party pilot ground school training and instructed Human Factors internationally. She has completed Crew Resource Management Instructor Training.

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Rick Craft (Captain retired)

Rick Craft Human Factors Training

A pilot with a British Airways for 45 years, Rick retired as a Training Captain on the Boeing 747-400 fleet in 2017 having flown both short and long haul routes.

Rick attended one of the first courses where BA introduced Human Factors training. It rang a chord that resonated onwards. He found he was drawn to Human Factors and the value of learning from the human errors we all make. He also saw at first-hand how issues at work and home can affect performance. This drew him to become a facilitator at the BA course for potential Captains which focused on the non-technical aspects of Command. Subsequently he became a Training Captain on the Boeing 747.

A people centred approach was core to Rick’s style of training whilst assessing pilots in the simulator, believing that an atmosphere without fear and with suitable confidence produces the best outcomes.

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Professor Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny Human Factors Training

Tom started his professional career in General Practice, from there he moved into NHS management and then Public Health Medicine.

Tom has worked at every level of commissioning in the NHS as clinical director for practice based commissioning, director of commissioning for a primary care trust, medical adviser for specialised commissioning and medical adviser for national highly specialised commissioning.

During this time Tom worked with NSCAG, NCG, and AGNSS in the programme evaluating drugs for rare diseases that became the NICE HSCT process.

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Chris Williams FRAeS

Chris Williams

Chief Instructor for a major international airline– Retired.
Director of Topsl Sailcruise Ltd – Head of Training.

Chris was a pilot from 1972 until the end of 2005. Soon after gaining his command in 1990, he became the Senior Training Captain on the TriStar fleet, responsible for oversight of crew, instructor / examiners & the production of training material. He was one of the presenters of a Flight Crew Instructional Skills course, the pre-cursor of mandated instructor courses of today. During that period he championed the development of Line Orientated Flight Crew Training (LOFT) on the TriStar fleet that lead to a presentation of “The TriStar Experience” at the Hong Kong Human Factors conference in 1992. He also became qualified to undertake pilot selection sessions for the company.

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