Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors (CIEHF)

CIEHF Fact sheet


Chief Operating Officer

Ben Peachey



Alex Stedmon

Consultant (Transport and Defence) and Expert Witness (Driver/Rider Behaviour)

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Recent Activities

The CIEHF is recognised through its Chartered status as the pre-eminent professional membership body for ergonomics and human factors in the United Kingdom.

We attract senior researchers, academics and practitioners from around the world, both to join us as members and to participate in our events. In 2021, we curated and broadcast 36 live online events and published 37 reports, guides infographics and white papers, with the input of more than 200 volunteer members and non-members.

We have now completed the second year of our ambitious five-year strategic plan “The Future Human”, which comprises four strands: Creating a World-Class Organisation, Supporting our Members, the Future Human and the Partner of Choice. We re-stated our vision “A world where integrated design improves life, wellbeing and performance” and our mission “To become the pre-eminent professional home and voice for human factors”.  Just as importantly, we reframed our core values that drive the way we work:

  • Professional – maintaining the highest professional standards and ethical behaviour in research and practice.
  • Inclusive – welcoming and respecting difference, recognising that diversity contributes to innovative thinking, design and solutions.
  • Collaborative – generating and sharing knowledge and expertise to enhance integrated design.

We proactively planned and invested in creating a more agile virtual organisation, ensuring that our systems, services and processes were as resilient as possible.  We rebranded and developed a new, fresh look that better reflects our discipline and intentions. 

We regularly communicate with, support and respond to members, particularly those looking for a way into the discipline from other fields and for those wanting to achieve Chartership. Our sector groups and regional networks are organised regularly to keep members informed, to support the development of activities and for sharing of ideas.

We organise Masterclasses, expertly presented by our members, to support Continued Professional Development. They are popular and all are made available online on-demand.

Our weekly email communications to members, monthly digital newsletter ‘Think’ and our quarterly magazine ‘The Ergonomist’, continue to be platforms for us to regularly share information with members and others, helping them to keep in touch with developments in the discipline. Members are constantly encouraged to contribute to our publications, to consultations and to our events.

Our social media activity and digital campaigns make a significant contribution to raising our visibility and that of the discipline both in the UK and internationally.

We are looking forward to hosting the International Ergonomics Association’s triennial congress in London in 2027.