Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors (CIEHF)

Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors (CIEHF)

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Amanda Widdowson
Human Factors Lead, Thales Group


Chief Executive

Noorzaman Rashid

Chartered Institute for Ergonomics and Human Factors



Recent Activities

The Annual Report of the CIEHF, (April 2018) highlights 1900 members, registered in 47 countries, representing a growth of 12% in membership versus last year. Our Towards 2020 strategic delivery plan seeks to promote ergonomics and human factors, support our members and advance knowledge and education. CIEHF publications include: Human Connection II, containing 19 case studies; and Mobile Working – a guide for managing risks from musculoskeletal disorders. In March a career’s guide was published and a very successful Careers Day held aimed at students, young professionals and those seeking a new horizon. Our second white paper on Human Factors in Health & Social Care is due to be launched on October 4th 2018 and work is progressing strongly with our third paper on Learning From Incidents. An Ergonomics 4 Schools website is in preparation to improve access to the User Centred Design Guide (published 2017). This guide has been presented at a prestigious design & technology school teachers workshop. Our industry conferences (e.g. nuclear, aviation), Annual Conference and webinars continue to be popular. There have been keen discussions on expanding our categories of membership to support corporate and international membership, with work continuing on this. The introduction of an on-line CPD system is an example of how the CIEHF are continuing to invest and seek an improvement in efficiency. Finally, the CIEHF have moved their registered office recently, this now being based in Birmingham.

Dr Claire Dickinson
2017/18 President