• 61 Citations
  • 4 h-Index

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Personal profile


During the first part of my career I was a training specialist in the Royal Air Force, employed in a wide range of roles which included the analysis design, delivery and evaluation of training courses across engineering and flying training. I also conducted research into the use of multimedia technology for training and the training effectiveness of simulation systems. I then moved to Cranfield University where I conducted research in human factors and training and provided consultancy for a range of clients including the CAA, the MOD, and the oil industry. I was part of the Human Factors Integration Defence Technology Centre team awarded the Ergonomics Society Presidents Medal in 2008 for our outstanding contribution to Human Factors Integration. In 2012 I represented the UK on the NATO Research Technology Group on Advancements in Distributed Learning Environment Support of Transformation. My research interests include training needs analysis, task analysis simulation and aviation safety and I am currently authoring a book on Team and Collective Training Needs Analysis for publication in the Ashgate Defence Human Factors Series.

Vision Statement

My key goal with human factors research is “to enable people to be the best they can be.” To this end, my research has embraced the development of a methodology for defining training requirements and specifying training solutions for large scale teams, evaluating the efficacy of new training technologies such as mobile learning, evaluating approaches for providing feedback to large teams during training exercises and the development of methods for evaluating pilots’ flying skills. I am now engaged into research into future aircraft flight deck technologies and manning concepts. The aspiration underpinning this work is to develop human factors and training methods and tools to promote high levels of human performance.

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Research Output

  • 61 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
  • 10 Article
  • 4 Conference proceeding
  • 3 Chapter

Envisioning Mixed Realities on the Flight Deck

Blundell, J., Huddlestone, J., Collins, C., Scott, S., Sears, R. & Plioutsias, A., 16 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) 11th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics. Springer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

  • With Flying Colours: Pilot Performance with Colour-Coded Head-Up Flight Symbology

    Blundell, J., Scott, S., Harris, D., Huddlestone, J. & Richards, D., Jan 2020, In : Displays. 61, 12 p., 101932.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Taking to the Skies: Developing a Dedicated MSc Course in Aviation Human Factors

    Stedmon, A. W., Grant, R., Harris, D., Legg, S., Scott, S., Richards, D., Huddlestone, J. & Blundell, J., 1 Jan 2019, Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) - Volume IV: Organizational Design and Management ODAM, Professional Affairs, Forensic. Springer-Verlag London Ltd, Vol. 821. p. 57-61 5 p. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; vol. 821).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    Open Access
    2 Citations (Scopus)
    13 Downloads (Pure)

    Flight Training

    Huddlestone, J. & Harris, D., 11 Jul 2017, Simulators for Transportation Human Factors: Research and Practice. Young, M. & Lenne, M. (eds.). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, p. 203-232 29 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    • 6 Participation in conference
    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 1 Editorial activity

    Cognition, Technology and Work (Journal)

    John Huddlestone (Guest Editor)
    1 Jan 201631 Dec 2016

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

    Saudi Health Simulation Conference

    John Huddlestone (Keynote Speaker)
    9 Jun 201511 Jun 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Safeskies Conference

    John Huddlestone (Speaker)
    22 Sep 201524 Sep 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference