Mary Goode – Human Factors Specialist

Mary has worked in the Human Factors field for over twenty five years and has extensive experience in all Human Factors activities, including user requirements analysis, task analysis, training needs analysis, interface design, experimental trials design and usability testing. This experience has been primarily gained in the defence industry. However, these transferable skills can be readily exploited to ensure that the design of medical devices is driven by the user requirement and adheres to good Human Factors standards and practice.

Since 2000, Mary has worked as an independent consultant for a wide range of clients, and is one of a small number of independent suppliers selected to support the Defence Human Capability Science and Technology Centre (DHCSTC). DHCSTC, set up in 2012, is a centre of excellence delivering research across a broad range of Human Factors themes for the Ministry of Defence (MoD). She has worked on five research tasks for the DHCSTC, partnering both large organisations (such as BAE Systems) and academic institutions (such as Cranfield University).

“I offer a different perspective on the design of medical devices, and can draw upon the many lessons learnt from my work in the military domain, across all stages of product development. My particular strengths are data gathering and analysis – activities which are fundamental to the understanding and specification of user requirements. With my background in training analysis and design, I would also like to use these skills to help improve the design of user instructions and training in the use of medical devices”.

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