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Virtual Session on Human Factors

29 November 2023


In this session Dr Marie Ward, PhD, will use her own personal journey through many change projects, across different safety-critical sectors, from aviation to healthcare, to outline the joys and challenges of achieving change.

Marie E. Ward is an international, award-winning embedded researcher at St James’s Hospital, Dublin, where she is engaged in a programme of Health Systems Research and Improvement. Marie holds a PhD in Psychology Human Factors from Trinity College Dublin and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at TCD’s multidisciplinary Centre for Innovative Human Systems which engages in Human Factors research and consultancy with all industries to improve human wellbeing and system performance.

Marie is a lecturer on the Masters in Managing Risk and System Change (TCD) and the Masters in Human Factors in Patient Safety at the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI); Chairperson of the Irish Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; a member of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (UK) special interest group on Artificial Intelligence in healthcare. Her research interests include how to enable patient and staff safety and wellbeing from a systems perspective and co-designing new systems from a socio-technical perspective.

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