DR GRAHAM EDKINS

DR GRAHAM EDKINS

Organisational Psychologist Dr Graham Edkins is considered one of Australia’s leading Safety Management and Human Factors experts and is regularly retained as an independent safety investigator and human factors expert witness for various civil matters. As a former Transport Safety Investigator with the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), Manager Human Factors for Qantas Airways, Executive Director of Public Transport Safety Victoria, and Group General Manager for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), he brings a wealth of experience and detailed knowledge of contemporary safety regulation, major event investigation and human error management practices.

Dr Edkins has represented both the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments on a number of national forums, including the Standing Committee on Transport (SCOT) Rail Group, Vice Chairman, International Air Transport Association, Human Factors Working Group, Chair National Rail Safety Regulators Panel and the National Steering Committee for the development of Rail Safety National Legislation. He has successfully designed and delivered customised fatal risk management, safety incident investigation and human factors training programs for a variety of public and private sector organisations and cultures globally and regularly delivers aviation safety training programs for the Singapore Aviation Academy.
Dr Edkins is highly sought after as a subject matter expert on major event investigations, safety culture change, safety leadership, human factors/human error management, and provides ongoing safety assurance coaching services to a number of company boards and executives in various industries. He has been involved in numerous high profile legal privilege, coronial and special commission of inquiry investigations including:
  • Qantas 01 Runway Overrun Accident, Bangkok, Thailand, 1999
  • Special Commission of Inquiry into the Waterfall Rail Accident, 2003
  • Independent Human Factors Analysis of a Fatal Ferry Collision, Sydney Harbour, 2009
  • Risk Management Analysis of Victorian Police High Speed Pursuit Practices, Victorian Coroners Court, 2013
  • Police Watch House Effectiveness Review following a Death in Custody event for Northern Territory Police, 2013
  • Investigation for Transport NSW into the XPT Derailment at Wallan Victoria, 2020.