Professor Jan Hayes is a sociologist with 35 years’ experience in safety and risk management. Her current activities cover academia, consulting and regulation. She is a Program Leader for the social science safety research activities of the Future Fuels CRC and a Board Safety Assurance Advisor for Airservices Australia. Prof Hayes is a former member of the Advisory Board of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority. Her research interests all connect to organizational accident prevention and include professionalism, expertise, decision making and use of standards.
Professor Hayes holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Adelaide) a Master of Business (Swinburne) and a PhD in Sociology from the Australian National University.