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Matthew Thomas

Senior Research Fellow - Human Factors
School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences
Appleton Institute
(08) 8378 4526
0438 808 808 Alternative Phone
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Dr Matthew Thomas is one of Australia’s leading scientists in the field of Human Factors and safety management in high risk work environments.


For over a decade he has provided expert advice and Human Factors solutions to airlines, the road and rail industry, healthcare, mining, utilities, construction and defence.


He currently holds a range of leadership positions in the Human Factors disciple internationally. These positions include:


> President of the Australian Aviation Psychology Association

> Member of Australian Advisory Board of the Flight Safety Foundation

> Chair of Council of the Australian Patient Safety Foundation

> Senior Research Fellow Human Factors at the University of South Australia

> Associate Professor Human Factors at the Appleton Institute CQUniversity


After completing a PhD in the area of Instructional Design and Computer-Based Training, he has developed an international contract research and training profile in the broad field of Human Factors and simulation-based training.


As an accomplished scientist, he has published widely in the academic literature and brings a unique blend of scientific integrity and industry application to his work. 

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 4203 Health services and systems
  • 4206 Public health
  • 5204 Cognitive and computational psychology

At the level of Principal Supervisor

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