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Professor Sidney Dekker


Griffith University

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Sidney Dekker is a Professor at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, where he runs the Safety Science Innovation Lab. Sidney has won worldwide acclaim for his groundbreaking work in human factors and safety. He coined the term ‘Safety Differently’ in 2012, which has since become a movement. Sidney is the bestselling author of, most recently: Foundations of Safety Science; The Safety Anarchist; The End of Heaven; Just Culture; Safety Differently; The Field Guide to Understanding ‘Human Error’; Second Victim; Drift into Failure; and Patient Safety. He is also a documentary maker (‘Safety Differently,’ 2017; ‘Just Culture,’ 2018, ’The Complexity of Failure,’ 2018).