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Steve recently joined the CU Human Systems Integration group after spending the past 33+ years as an International Airline pilot. Following 10 years in the South African Air Force, Steve then moved across to the commercial fraternity spending 5 years with South African Airways and 18 years with Emirates Airlines. Aircraft types operated included A326, DC3, B200, AT472, B737, B747 & B777 accumulating over 16000+ flying hours. From an early part of his flying career he realised that aircraft and the human brain are indelibly connected, and thus began his interest in the cognitive aspects in life.

Professional Courses & Roles (amongst others):

  • Captain/Instructor/Examiner
  • Safety Manager
  • Accident Investigation Officer
  • CRM Facilitator
  • Human Factors Specialist
  • Air & Ground Auditing Officer
  • Paramedic
  • IRB Rugby Educator 

 Academic Record:

  • BArts (Psychology & Communications – University of South Africa)
  • MA Human Factors (University Western Sydney) 
  • PhD Human Factors (Coventry University)

“I take an integrated and holistic approach to passing on HF skills to those around me, towards the ever-challenging goals of safety and efficiency"


Contact: steve.scott@coventry.ac.uk / +447833305321

Areas of Expertise:

Aviation Psychology, Human System Integration, Safety Management Systems, Airline Operations Management, Crew Resource Management, Pilot Instruction, Airline Auditing, HF in Medicine, HF in Engineering, HF in Fire Services.

Research Interests

Human Factors

Vision Statement

Investigating/teaching/emphasising the cognitive elements in all forms of human endeavour.

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Research Output 2015 2019

  • 2 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 6 Conference proceeding
19 Downloads (Pure)

Passive Sidesticks and Hard Landings – Is there a Link?

Wolfert, F., Bromfield, M., Stedmon, A. & Scott, S., 17 Jun 2019, Proceedings of AIAA 2019 Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, Dallas, Texas, USA, 17-21 June 2019. American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, 3611

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

Open Access
Deflection yokes
Jet aircraft

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

Human engineering
Cabins (aircraft)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Angle of attack displays in the cockpit – Are they fit for purpose?

Everett, S. B., Bromfield, M. A., Scott, S. & Stedmon, A. W., 29 Jun 2018, 2018 Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA, AIAA 2018-3263

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

Cockpits (aircraft)
Angle of attack
Display devices
16 Downloads (Pure)

Multi-point Angle of Attack Sensing for Avoidance of Loss of Control in Flight

Milward, T. O., Bromfield, M., Horri, N., Ali, R. & Scott, S., 10 Sep 2018, (Submitted) AIAA SciTech 2019 Proceedings. American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Vol. (In-Press). AIAA 2019-1540

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

Angle of attack
Pressure transducers
Pressure sensors

Functional Symbology - Evaluation of task-specific Head-Up Display information for use on a commercial flight deck

Richards, D., Scott, S., Furness, J., Lamb, P., Jordan, D. & Moore, D., 2016, AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference. Aerospace Research Central, AIAA 2016-3374

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

Display devices
Human engineering