Prof Andy Smith

Prof Andy Smith

Professor Andy Smith is Director at the Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University. He has conducted extensive research on fatigue and one of his current interests is transport fatigue, especially seafarers’ fatigue.

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A coherent approach to safety and performance in maritime industries: the importance of near misses

Safety and performance are often perceived as conflicting aspects of shipping. In the aftermath of an untoward event, typical safety interventions or fixes bring about more stringent procedures or more procedures, retraining, replacement of people, and changes to work conditions, argue Professor Andy Smith, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, and Dr Romanas Puisa, Thales Group.

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