Dr. Jason Devereux elected Fellow of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors

24 October 2013

Recognition of 20 years in research and consultancy

153-Jason DevereuxDr Jason Devereux, Principal Consultant from Lloyd’s Register, has been elected as Fellow of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors, formerly the Ergonomics Society, for demonstrating outstanding achievement over the past 20 years in consultancy, research and post-graduate teaching.

Jason has an international reputation as a keynote speaker and ambassador for human factors and ergonomics, and has written more than 100 scientific publications and reports on occupational health and safety issues. He has conducted research for the UK’s Health and Safety Executive, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, and the International Labour Organization which recently published Jason's findings to form recommendations in a new book called “Protecting Workplace Safety and Health in Difficult Economic Times”.

His election to Fellow of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors represents a prestigious achievement and internationally brings the total number of Fellows in the society to 153.

Advocating use of innovative good practice for tackling psychosocial workplace hazards such as work intensification, has been at the core of Jason’s research and recent industry discussions, particularly the focus on emerging hazards such as complex human-machine interaction: “It is the knowledge, skills, experience, attitudes and behaviours used to develop and maintain a mature safety culture that will help improve operational excellence in any business operating in any sector,” said Jason.

During July 2013 in Korea, Jason was also elected amongst his scientific peers as Scientific Sub-Committee Secretary for the International Commission on Occupational Health and Safety (ICOH) 2013-2016. He says that he will use this position to promote the links between research and practice, an area that the Lloyd’s Register Foundation also considers to be extremely important, as evidenced at the recent Lloyd’s Register Foundation Annual Lecture on 16 October 2013, hosted by Imperial College London on the topic of safety and transport risk management.

Jason works in the consulting arm of Lloyd’s Register, the world’s oldest certification and classification society. He has a keen interest in understanding and supporting the human-system interactions within asset integrity services, compliance and inspection to improve operational excellence for clients working with Lloyd’s Register to help minimise risk and maximise safety throughout their operations.

Jason is currently an honorary member of the Business Psychology Unit, University College London and is a Principal Consultant at Lloyd’s Register. .

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