HFES-UQ
UQ Student Chapter of HFES (USA)

Allison McDonald Visit

April 2013

In mid-April Allison McDonald, Manager of Human Factors and Safety Culture at Qantas Regional Airlines, visited The University of Queensland to present a seminar regarding threat and error management (TEM) in safety-critical industries.

Offering a practitioner’s perspective, Ms McDonald outlined the TEM model and elaborated on its application to aviation and rail scenarios.

At the roundtable following the seminar, students discussed with Ms McDonald about the reality of a career in applied human factors. In particular, the challenges that may be faced were discussed.

Allison McDonald