Dr Mark Sujan
I am a Chartered Ergonomist and Managing Director of Human Factors Everywhere. The company provides ergonomics input to applied research projects, and offers consultancy and training in ergonomics across a range of safety-critical industries.
I started my professional career in the railways and aviation industries, looking at how people undertake safety-critical tasks, and how the design of the work environment and the equipment people use can influence the success or failure of these tasks. I then spent fourteen years based at a medical school, teaching basic ergonomics and safety science principles to enthusiastic clinicians. This was a significant cultural leap, because systematic approaches to safety in healthcare are still in their infancy.
I continue to be involved in research as a Visiting Academic at the University of Oxford and Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Warwick. I am also a Trustee of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors, which is the professional membership body for ergonomists.
I joined SaRS as a Fellow in 2019. Previously, I had organised a SaRS seminar on the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare, and it was on the back of this positive experience that I decided to join SaRS. It has been fantastic to meet members both nationally as well as within the London Branch. The interests and areas of expertise of members are very broad, and there is always an excellent programme of fascinating and stimulating seminars and webinars on offer. The key benefits I get from being a SaRS Fellow are that on the one hand I can contribute to actively shaping some of these events, such as our recent webinar on safety culture, and on the other hand I feel properly integrated into the safety community, which helps me to stay aware of safety-related developments in domains that go beyond my immediate areas of expertise.