Professor Paul Salmon

Professor Paul Salmon

Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems, University of the Sunshine Coast
Paul M. Salmon is a professor in Human Factors and is the director of the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Paul has almost 20 years’ experience of applied Human Factors research in areas such as road and rail safety, aviation, defence, sport and outdoor recreation, healthcare, workplace safety, and cybersecurity. His research has focused on understanding and optimizing human, team, organisational and system performance through the application of Human Factors theory and methods Read more


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Kerry Lunney

Country Engineering Director/ Chief Engineer, Thales Australia and President of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
Ms Kerry Lunney has extensive experience developing and delivering large system solutions.  She has worked in various industries including ICT, Gaming, Financial, Transport, Aerospace and Defence, in Australia, Asia and USA.  The systems delivered include combat systems, mission systems, communication systems, road and rail ITSs, flight simulators, security systems, vehicle electronic systems, gaming systems and ICT foundation systems Read more
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Kathryn Burr

Director – Systems Engineering, Integration & Test Boeing Defence Australia Ltd
Kathryn Burr is the Director – Systems Engineering, Integration and Test (SEIT) for Boeing Defence Australia (BDA), responsible for the implementation, growth and digital transformation of the Systems Engineering capability within BDA. The SEIT capability covers areas such as systems architecture, integration and verification, supportability in design and data analytics Read more


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Helen Williams

Director Transport Integrated Systems Capabilities
Helen is a chartered engineer with qualifications in Aeronautical Engineering and Railway Signalling Engineering. She has over 25 years experience in engineering , operational technology, systems integrity, risk and system safety, the most recent 10 of these being within the NSW Transport environment Read more


Captain David Frost

Captain David Frost

Royal Australian Navy, Director Maritime Warefare Centre
Captain David Frost is a Naval Aviator with over 28 years of service spanning tactical, operational and strategic arenas. As a dual qualified Officer, David served as a Bridge Watchkeeping Officer in Freemantle Class Patrol Boats, Destroyer Escorts and Frigates and as an Aviation Warfare Officer at 723 and 816 Squadrons. He also completed a two year exchange posting with the RAAF P3 Orion Maritime Patrol Aircraft, receiving a Chief of Air Force Commendation for a search and rescue mission. Read more