She is a human factors scientist with 10 years of experience conducting psychological and human factors research. She has been at Idaho National Laboratory for 7 years and led research investigating human-automation interaction, interface design for tools used in nuclear power plants, design, and evaluation of nuclear power plant control room technologies and design of displays to support utility operators. She has also conducted research in human factors issues in cybersecurity. She holds a bachelor’s in psychology from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, and master’s and doctorate in cognitive psychology from New Mexico State University.
She focuses her research on areas of computer-based procedures and automated work packages, control room modernization, and human-automation collaboration, and also leads research on digital architectures and data analytics at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). This research helps leverage advanced technologies, increase overall efficiency, and improve human performance by informing the design of the interaction between the worker and the system. In 2016, she led the industry-wide Nuclear Electronic Work Packages – Enterprise Requirements (NEWPER) initiative where domestic and international nuclear utilities, research organizations, and vendors came together to define functional requirements for anything from smart PDFs to computer-based procedures. Before joining INL, she worked at Ringhals Nuclear Power Plant in Sweden leading the Human Factors Engineering research and development and human reliability analysis activities. She has 10 years of research and practical experience with human reliability analysis.
He is a senior human factors scientist/engineer in the Human Factors, Controls, and Statistics Department at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). His research skills and expertise are in the areas of human factors engineering, human reliability analysis, human performance improvement, safety culture, organizational development, energy policy, and social and industrial/organizational psychology. Since joining INL in 2000, he also gained extensive business development and project management experience, managing projects for the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He has a master’s degree in social psychology from the University of Utah.