Dr Simon Bennett

Simon Bennett

Director of the Civil Safety and Security Unit

Contact details

  • Tel: +44 (0)116 229 7577
  • Office: Room 0.38, Teaching Centre, Brookfield

Personal details

Director, Civil Safety and Security Unit

https://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/business/research/affiliated/cssu

https://le.ac.uk/news/2019/february/13-uk-national-police-air-service-npas-flight-deck-safety

Teaching

MSc Risk Crisis and Disaster Management

Medicine MBChB (Patient Safety module)

MSc Quality and Safety in Healthcare (Patient Safety module)

Research

  • Aviation safety
  • Flight-deck human factors
  • Team-based working
  • Military tactics
  • Anti-terror tactics
  • Counterinsurgency tactics
  • Psychological warfare (PSYOPS)

Supervision

PhDs. For example, supervised to completion:

1 ‘Fratricide in Air Operations. Opening the Black-Box: Revealing the “Social”’

2 ‘Migrating commercial aviation crew resource management standards to health-care as a means of mitigating the risk of medical error’

Publications

Books

Bennett, S.A. (2001) Human Error – by Design? Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan. ISBN 1 899287 72 8

Bennett, S.A. (2006) A Sociology of Commercial Flight Crew. Aldershot: Ashgate. ISBN 0 7546 4317 4

Bennett, S.A. (2009) Londonland. An ethnography of labour in a world city. London: Middlesex University Press/Libri Publishing. ISBN 978 1 904750 64 2

Bennett, S.A. (2010) Insecurity in the Supply of Electrical Energy: An emerging threat to information and communication technologies? Faringdon: Libri Publishing Ltd. ISBN 978 1 907471 23 0 (web pdf)

Bennett, S.A. (Ed.) (2012) Innovative Thinking in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management. Farnham: Gower. ISBN 978 1 4094 1194 9

Bennett, S.A. (2014) How Pilots Live: An Examination of the Lifestyle of Commercial Pilots. Oxford: Peter Lang International Academic Publishers. ISBN 3034317220

Bennett, S.A. (2015) Aviation Safety and Security: The Importance of Teamwork, Leadership, Creative Thinking and Active Learning. Faringdon: Libri Publishing Ltd. ISBNs 978-1-909818-68-2 (web pdf) 978-1-909818-69-9 (e-pub)

Bennett, S.A. (2019) Systems-thinking for Safety. A short introduction to the theory and practice of systems-thinking. Oxford: Peter Lang International Academic Publishers. ISBN 9781788743778

Journal papers

Bennett, S.A. (1996) Getting the Public on Board. Chemistry in Britain (Royal Society of Chemistry). Volume 32 Number 4, April, pp 39-41.

Bennett, S.A. (1999) Commercial Aircraft Bomb-Proofing Technologies - a social science critique. Risk Management: An International Journal. Volume 1 Number 3, pp 49-61.

Bennett, S.A. (1999) Paradigmatic Disaster? The Crash of Trans World Airlines (TWA) Flight 800. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. November, Volume 17 Number 3, pp 295-311.

Bennett, S.A. (1999) Disasters as Heuristics? A case study. The Australian Journal of Emergency Management, Volume 14 Number 3, pp 32-36.

Bennett, S.A. (2000) Learning from 'near-misses'. A case study. The Australian Journal of Emergency Management, Volume 15 Number 3, pp. 7-9.

Bennett, S.A. (2001) Not Context-Contexts: An 'Outside-in' Approach to Understanding the Vincennes Shoot-down. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. March, Volume 19 Number 1, pp 27-57.

Bennett, S.A. (2002) Lock and Load? Explaining Different Policies for Delivering Safety and Security in the Air. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. August, Volume 20 Number 2, pp. 141-169.

Bennett, S.A. (2002) Victim of History? The Impact of Pan Am’s ‘Imperialistic’ Past on its Capacity to Adjust to Deregulation. Risk Management: An International Journal. Volume 4 Number 4, pp. 23-43.

Bennett, S.A. (2003) Context is All. A Holistic Reformulation of the Tonkin Gulf Incident. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. March, Volume 21 Number 1, pp. 57-90.

Bennett, S.A. (2003) Flight crew stress and fatigue in low-cost commercial air operations — an appraisal. International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management. Volume 4 Number 2, pp. 207-231.

Bennett, S.A. and Shaw, A.P. (2003) Incidents and accidents on the ramp: does ‘risk communication’ provide a solution? Human Factors and Aerospace Safety. Volume 3 Number 4, pp. 333-352.

Bennett, S.A. (2004) The 1st July 2002 Mid-air Collision Over Überlingen, Germany: A Holistic Analysis. Risk Management: An International Journal. Volume 6 Number 1, pp. 31-49.

Bennett, S.A. (2005) The Role of Social Amplification and News Values in the Re-presentation of Risk Research: A Case Study. Risk Management: An International Journal. Volume 7 Number 1, pp. 9-29.

Bennett, S.A. (2006) A longitudinal ethnographic study of aircrews’ lived experience of flying operations at a low-cost airline. Risk Management: An International Journal. Volume 8 Number 2, pp. 92-117.

Busby, J.S. and Bennett, S.A. (2007) Loss of Defensive Capacity in Protective Operations: The Implications of the Überlingen and Linate Disasters. Journal of Risk Research. Volume 10 Number 1, pp. 3-27.

Bennett, S.A. and Stewart, N. (2007) Employees’ experience of, and attitudes towards teamworking at a National Health Service (NHS) District General Hospital. Risk Management: An International Journal. Volume 9 Number 3, pp. 145-166.

Bennett, S.A (2008) Defensive capacity: the influence of the facilitation-regulation space. Journal of Risk Research. Volume 11 Number 5, pp. 597-616.

Busby, J.S. and Bennett, S.A. (2008) Analysing the risks of individual and collective intentionality. Journal of Risk Research. Volume 11 Number 6, pp. 797-819.

Bennett, S.A. (2010) A longitudinal ethnographic study of night freight pilots. Journal of Risk Research. Volume 13 Number 6, pp. 701-730.

Bennett, S.A. (2011) Insecurity in the Supply of Electrical Energy: An Emerging Threat? The Electricity Journal. Volume 24 Number 10, pp. 51-69.

Bennett, S.A. (2011) A Study of the Sleeping Patterns of Night-Freight Pilots Operating in Europe. Journal of Aviation and Aerospace Perspectives. Volume 1 Number 2, pp. 36-57.

Bennett, S.A. (2012) Self-assessment – a useful contribution to our understanding of pilot fatigue? Aviation in Focus. Volume 3 Number 1, pp. 53-99.

Bennett, S.A. (2013) Trust and Distrust: What Impact on Safety Climate and Culture? Journal of Aviation and Aerospace Perspectives. Volume 3 Number 2, pp. 38-61.

Bennett, S.A. (2014) The Central Intelligence Agency’s armed Remotely Piloted Vehicle-supported counter-insurgency campaign in Pakistan – a mission undermined by unintended consequences? Journal of Terrorism Research. Volume 5 Number 3, pp. 14-30.

Bennett, S.A. (2015) Framing the MH17 Disaster – more heat than light? International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics and Aerospace. Volume 2 Number 4 Article 4, pp. 1-26.

Bennett, S.A. (2017) Demonisation as explanation? A systems theory-informed analysis of the origins of, and reaction to the 1946 Burnden Park and 1989 Hillsborough football stadium disasters, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 21 (2017), pp. 405-418.

Bennett, S.A. (2017) Aviation's Normal Operations Safety Audit: a safety management and educational tool for health care? Results of a small-scale trial, Risk Management and Healthcare Policy. Volume 10, pp. 147-165.

Bennett, S.A. (2018) Pilot workload and fatigue on short-haul routes: an evaluation supported by instantaneous self-assessment and ethnography, Journal of Risk Research. Volume 21 Number 5, pp. 645-677, DOI: 10.1080/13669877.2016.1235603

Bennett, S.A. (2018) Pilot workload and fatigue on four intra-European routes: a 12-month mixed-methods evaluation, Journal of Risk Research, pp. 1-21, DOI: 10.1080/13669877.2018.1430704

Bennett S.A. (2018) Aviation Crew Resource Management – a critical appraisal, in the tradition of reflective practice, informed by flight and cabin crew feedback. Journal of Risk Research, pp. 1-17, DOI: 10.1080/13669877.2018.1459800

Bennett, S.A. (2019) The training and practice of Crew Resource Management. Recommendations from an inductive, in vivo study of the flight deck. Ergonomics. Volume 62 Number 2, DOI: 10.1080/00140139.2018.1506159

Bennett S.A. (2019) The 2018 Gosport Independent Panel report into deaths at the National Health Service’s Gosport War Memorial Hospital. Does the culture of the medical profession influence health outcomes? Journal of Risk Research, 23(6), pp. 827-831, DOI: 10.1080/13669877.2019.1591488

Bennett, S.A. (2019) Crew resource management's contribution to flight safety and operational effectiveness at the UK National Police Air Service, as understood by flight-crew. International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Volume 6 Number 2, pp. 160-178, DOI:10.1504/IJHFE.2019.102305

Anderson, E. and Bennett, S.A. (2019) Taking a closer look at undergraduate acute care interprofessional simulations: lessons learnt, Journal of Interprofessional Care, DOI: 10.1080/13561820.2019.1676705

Bennett, S.A. (2020) Human-factors lessons from a longitudinal, in-vivo study of operations at a low-cost carrier, International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Volume 7 Number 1, pp. 1-25.

Bennett, S.A. (2020) The training and practice of Crew Resource Management (CRM): An in vivo study of the UK National Police Air Service. International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Volume 7 Number 3, pp. 225-244.

Chapters in edited collections

Bennett, S.A. (2009) Aviation Security: At Risk from Practical Drift? In Seidenstat, P. and Splane, F.X. (Eds.) Protecting Airline Passengers in the Age of Terrorism. Santa Barbara: Praeger Security International, pp. 33-62.

Bennett, S.A. (2010) Human Factors for Maintenance Engineers and Others – A Prerequisite for Success. In R. Blockley and W. Shyy (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering. Chichester: Wiley, pp 4703-4710.

Bennett, S.A. (2012) Aviation and corporate social responsibility. In Bennett, S.A. (Ed.) Innovative Thinking in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management. Farnham: Gower, pp 139-171.

Bennett, S.A. (2012) A future for late-modern social formations in Detroit? In Bennett, S.A. (Ed.) Innovative Thinking in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management. Farnham: Gower, pp 233-258.

Bennett, S.A. (2014) A conspiracy of bastards? In Masys, A.J. (Ed.) Networks and Network Analysis for Defence and Security. Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp 217-245.

Bennett, S.A. (2015) Unintended Consequences. What lessons can risk-managers learn from the use of armed remotely piloted vehicles for counter insurgency in Pakistan? In Masys, A.J. (Ed.) Disaster Management: Enabling Resilience. Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp 177-200.

Bennett, S.A. (2015) The Benefits of a Systems-Thinking Approach to Accident Investigation. In Masys, A.J. (Ed.) Applications of Systems Thinking and Soft Operations Research in Managing Complexity. Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp 203-226.

Bennett S.A. (2016) Disasters and Mishaps: The Merits of Taking a Global View. In Masys, A.J. (Ed.) Disaster Forensics: understanding root cause and complex causality. Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp 151-173.

Bennett S.A. (2017) The March 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster – a foreseeable system accident? In Masys, A.J. and Lin, L.S. (Eds.) Asia/Pacific Security Challenges: Managing Black Swans and Persistent threats. Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp 123-137.

Bennett, S.A. (2018) Risk-based aviation security – designing-out terror? In Masys, A.J. (Ed.) Security by Design. Innovative Perspectives on Complex Problems. Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp 273-290.

Bennett, S.A. (2020) The threat within: mitigating the risk of medical error. In Masys, A.J., Izurieta, R. and Reina Ortiz, M. (Eds.) Global Health Security. Recognising Vulnerabilities, Creating Opportunities. Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp 33-57.

Bennett, S.A. (2020) From the Front Line: The lived-reality of police helicopter operations. In Fox, B., Reid, J. and Masys, A.J. (Eds.) Science-Informed Policing. Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp 215-235.

Monographs

Bennett, S.A. (1998) Paradigmatic Disaster: the crash of TWA Flight 800 (Occasional Paper). Leicester: Scarman Centre, University of Leicester, 48 pages. ISBN 1 874493 47 2

Bennett, S.A. (2000) Tools of Deconstruction? Understanding Disaster Aetiology Through Cognitive Theory - A Case Study of the Vincennes Incident (Occasional Paper). Leicester: Scarman Centre, University of Leicester, 60 pages. ISBN 1 874493 72 3

Bennett, S.A. (2002) Victims of Hubris? The Decline and Fall of Pan Am and Swissair (Occasional Paper). Leicester: Scarman Centre, University of Leicester, 74 pages. ISBN 1 874493 87 1

Bennett, S.A. (2006) After Hubris, Nemesis: Why flag carriers fail. Leicester: Vaughan College, University of Leicester. ISBN 0 901507 64 4

Bennett, S.A. (2011) The Pilot Lifestyle: a sociological study of the commercial pilot’s work and home life. Leicester: Vaughan College, University of Leicester. ISBN 978 0 901507 70 9

Conference papers

K. Lauche, J.S. Busby, S.A. Bennett (2004) Integrating operational complexity in design processes and improving design risk identification. International Design Conference – Design 2004, Dubrovnik, May 18-21, 2004. Lauche, K., Busby, J. S., & Bennett, S. A. (2004, May 18 - 21, 2004.).

Busby, J.S., Lauche, K. and Bennett, S.A. (2005) Activity theoretic methodology to support the analysis of social context in risk assessment. 14th Society for Risk Analysis - Europe Annual Meeting 2005, 12-14 September, Como, Italy.

Anderson, E. and Bennett, S.A. (2017) Creating pedagogical understandings from ethnography: Findings from University of Leicester undergraduate interprofessional medical simulations. Teaching Excellence Conference, Leicester University, July 4-5.

Reviews

Bennett, S.A. (1995) Review of ‘Element of Risk - The Politics of Radon’ by Cole, L.A. Science, Technology and Human Values. Volume 20 Number 1, Winter, pp 112-115.

Bennett, S.A. (2003) Review of ‘Beyond Aviation Human Factors’ by Maurino, D.E., Reason, J., Johnson, N. and Lee, R.B. Risk Management: An International Journal. Volume 5 Number 3, pp 55-57.

Bennett, S.A. (2003) Review of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Channel 2 documentary series 'Crowded Skies'. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. Volume 21 Number 2, pp 89-93.

Bennett, S.A. (2004) Review of ‘Managing Maintenance Error: A Practical Guide’ by Reason, J. and Hobbs, A. Risk Management: An International Journal. Volume 6 Number 1, pp. 69-71.

Bennett, S.A. (2004) Review of 'Passenger Behaviour' edited by Robert Bor. Risk Management: An International Journal. Volume 6 Number 3, pp. 73-75.

Bennett, S.A. (2004) Review of 'Airspaces' by Pascoe, D. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. Volume 22 Number 2, pp. 137-141.

Bennett, S.A. (2005) Review of 'How Safe Are Our Skies? Assessing the Airlines' Response to Terrorism' by Wallis, R. Risk Management: An International Journal. Volume 7 Number 1, pp. 75-76.

Bennett, S.A. (2005) Review of 'Nine Minutes, Twenty Seconds: The Tragedy and Triumph of ASA Flight 529' by Pomerantz, G. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. Volume 23 Number 1, pp. 161-166.

Bennett, S.A. (2006) Review of Channel 5 documentary series ‘Aircrash Investigations’. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. Volume 24 Number 1, pp 169-173.

Bennett, S.A. (2016) Review of ‘Human factors Models for Aviation Accident Analysis and Prevention’ by T.G.C. Griffin et al. Aerospace, March, p. 45.

Bennett, S.A. (2019) Review of ‘Handbook of Human Factors in Air Transportation Systems’ edited by S.J. Landry. Aerospace, August, p. 50.

Bennett, S.A. (2020) Review of ‘Aviation and Human Factors. How to Incorporate Human Factors into the Field’ by J. Sanchez-Alarcos. Aerospace, July, p. 46.

 

 

 

 

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