Philippa Dodshon

Postgraduate Research Fellow, Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre, The University of Queensland
Incident investigation best practice

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.

Philippa is currently completing her PhD, with her thesis being on the development of an incident investigation process that promotes more effective risk controls and organisational learning.

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