About Sidney Dekker

Sidney Dekker (PhD Ohio State University, USA, 1996) is Professor and Director of the Safety Science Innovation Lab at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, and Professor at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Delft University in the Netherlands. Sidney has lived and worked in seven countries across four continents and won worldwide acclaim for his groundbreaking work in human factors and safety. He coined the term 'Safety Differently' in 2012, which has since turned into a global movement for change. It encourages organizations to declutter their bureaucracy and set people free to make things go well, and to offer compassion, restoration and learning when they don't. An avid pilot of planes large and small, he has been flying the Boeing 737 as airline pilot on the side. Sidney is bestselling author of, most recently: Foundations of Safety Science; The Safety AnarchistThe End of HeavenJust CultureSafety DifferentlyThe Field Guide to Understanding 'Human Error'Second VictimDrift into Failure; and Patient Safety. He has directed the documentaries 'Safety Differently,' 2017; 'Just Culture,' 2018, 'The Complexity of Failure,' 2018, and 'Doing Safety Differently,' 2019. His work has over 12,200 citations and an h-index of 47. 



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