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Rhona Flin
Title: Professor
First Name: Rhona
Surname: Flin
Position: Professor
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 263011
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ORCID: ORCID Icon http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4044-5699

Duties and Responsibilities

Rhona Flin is Professor of Industrial Psychology at Aberdeen Business School. She directs and supervises research on human performance in high risk industries and organisational safety culture. 

External / Professional Roles

  • Fellow – British Psychological Society; Royal Society of Edinburgh; Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh; Royal Aeronautical Society.
  • Member, Safety Advisory Committee, Military Aviation Authority, Ministry of Defence.
  • External Examiner, MSc Human Factors, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland.
  • Editorial Board – Human Factors, Safety Science, Journal of Risk Research, Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making.

Publications

Books

Industrial

Flin, R., Yule, S. & Youngson, G. (2015) (Eds.) Enhancing Surgical Performance: A Primer on Non-Technical Skills. London: CRC Press.

Flin, R. & Mitchell, L. (2009) (Eds.) Safer Surgery. Analysing Behaviour in the Operating Theatre. Aldershot: Ashgate. Highly Commended Surgery category British Medical Association Book of the Year.

Flin, R., O’Connor , P. & Crichton, M. (2008) Safety at the Sharp End: A Guide to Non-Technical Skills. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Flin, R. & Arbuthnot, K. (Eds.) (2002). Incident Command: Tales from the Hot Seat. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Flin, R., Strub, M., Salas, E. & Martin, L.  (Eds.) (1997) Decision Making under Stress. Emerging Themes and Applications. Aldershot: Avebury.

Flin, R. H. (1996) Sitting in the Hot Seat: Leaders and Teams for Critical Incidents. Chichester: Wiley. 

Flin, R.H. & Slaven, G. (Eds.) (1996) Managing the Offshore Installation Workforce. Oklahoma: PennWell Books.

Forensic

Spencer, J. R. & Flin, R. H. (1993) The Evidence of Children. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Second Edition.

Dent, H. & Flin, R. (1992) (Eds) Children as Witnesses. Chichester: Wiley

Spencer, J. R. & Flin, R. H. (1990) The Evidence of Children. London: Blackstone.

Spencer, J., Nicholson, G., Flin, R. H. & Bull, R. (1990) (Eds). Children's Evidence in Legal Proceedings. Cambridge: Cambridge University Law Faculty

Journal Articles

Industrial/ Healthcare

Fruhen, L, Flin, R. & Weiss, L. (2016) Attracting safe employees: How job adverts can affect applicants' choices. Safety Science, 72, 255-261.

Roberts, R., Flin, R. & Cleland, J. (2015) “Everything was fine”: An analysis of the drill crew’s situation awareness on Deepwater Horizon. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 38, 87-100.

Fioratou, E. Chatzimichailidou, M., Grant, S. Glavin, R., Flin, R. & Trotter, C. (2015 in press). Beyond monitors: distributed situation awareness in anaesthesia management.Theoretical Issues in Ergonomic Science,

Rutherford, J., Flin, R., Hellaby, M. & Caldwell, D. (2015). Testing the reliability, validity and usability of the prototype Anaesthetic Non-Technical Skills - Anaesthetic Practitioners’ (ANTS-AP) behaviour rating system. Anaesthesia, 70, 907-914.

Rutherford, J., Flin, R. & Irwin, A. (2015) The non-technical skills used by anaesthetic technicians in critical incidents reported to the Australian Incident Monitoring System between 2002 and 2008. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 43, 512-517.

Roberts, R., Flin, R. & Cleland, J. (2015) Staying in the zone: Offshore drillers’ situation awareness. Human Factors, 57, 573-590.

Flin, R. & Fruhen, L. (2015) Managing safety: Ambiguous information and chronic unease. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management. 23, 84-89. Special issue on ambiguity.

Flin, R. & Maran, N. (2015) Basic concepts for crew resource management and non- technical skills. Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology, 29, 27-39.  

Fruhen, L. & Flin, R. (2015) Car driver attitudes, perceptions of social norms and aggressive driving behaviour towards cyclists. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 83, 162-170.                

Fruhen, L. & Flin, R. (2015) ‘Chronic Unease’ for safety in senior managers: An interview study of its components, behaviours and consequences. Journal of Risk Research.

Rutherford, J., Flin, R. & Mitchell, L. (2015) They seem to be able to read your mind.” An interview study to identify the cognitive non-technical skills of anaesthetic assistants. Journal of Perioperative Practice, 25, 18-24.

Fruhen, L., Flin, R. & McLeod, R. (2014) Chronic unease for safety in managers: A conceptualisation. Journal of Risk Research, 17, 969-979.

Fruhen, L., Mearns, K., Flin, R. & Kirwan, B. (2014).  Skills, knowledge and senior managers' demonstrations of safety commitment.  Safety Science, 69, 29-36.

Fruhen, L., Mearns, K., Flin, R. & Kirwan, B. (2014) Safety Intelligence: An exploration of senior managers' characteristics. Applied Ergonomics, 45, 967-975.

Agnew, C. & Flin, R. (2014) Senior charge nurses’ leadership behaviours in relation to hospital ward safety: A mixed method study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 51, 768-780.

Henrickson-Parker, S., Flin, R., McKinley, A. & Yule, S. (2013) Factors influencing surgeons’ intraoperative leadership: Video analysis of unanticipated events in the operating room. World Journal of Surgery, 38, 4-10.

Hermens, F., Flin, R. & Ahmed, I. (2013) Surgeons’ eye movements: A literature review. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 6, 1-11.  

Pauley, K., Flin, R. & Azuara-Blanco, A. (2013) Intra-operative decision making by ophthalmic surgeons. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 97, 1303-1307.  

Fruhen, L., Flin, R. & McLeod, R. (2014) Chronic unease for safety in managers: A conceptualisation.  Journal of Risk Research, 17, 969-979.

Flin, R., Fioratou, E., Frerk, C., Trotter, C. & Cook, T. (2013) Human factors in the development of complications of airway management: preliminary evaluation of an interview tool. Anaesthesia, 68, 817-825.

Fruhen, L., Mearns, K., Flin, R. & Kirwan, B. (2013) From the surface to the underlying meaning – an analysis of senior managers' safety culture perceptions. Safety Science, 57, 326-334.

Agnew, C., Flin, R. & Mearns, K. (2013) Safety climate and worker safety behaviour in acute hospitals in Scotland. Journal of Safety Research, 45, 95-101.

Henrickson-Parker SE, Yule S, Flin R, McKinley A. (2013) The Surgeons' Leadership Inventory (SLI): A taxonomy and rating system for surgeons' intraoperative leadership skills. American Journal of Surgery, 205, 745-751.

Manser, T., Foster, S., Flin, R. & Patey, R. (2013) Team communication during patient handover from the operating room: More than facts and figures. Human Factors, 55, 138-156.

Sneddon, A., Mearns, K. & Flin, R. (2013) Stress, fatigue, situation awareness and safety in offshore drilling crews. Safety Science, 56, 80-88.

Shields, W. & Flin, R. (2013) Paramedics’ non-technical skills. Emergency Medicine Journal, 30, 350-354.

Mitchell, L, Flin, R. et al (2013) Developing the Scrub Practitioners' List of Intraoperative Non-Technical Skills (SPLINTS) system. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 19, 317-323.

Burnett, S., Norris, B. & Flin, R. (2012) Never Events: the cultural and systems issues that cannot be addressed by individual action plans. Clinical Risk, 18, 213-216.

Henrickson-Parker SE, Yule S, Flin R, McKinley A. (2012) Surgeons' leadership in the operating room. An observational study.  American Journal of Surgery, 204, 347-354.

Rutherford, J., Flin R & Mitchell, L. (2012) Anaesthetic assistants’ non-technical skills. A literature review. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 109, 27-31.  

Rutherford, J., Flin, R. Mitchell, L. (2012) Attitudes to teamwork and safety in anaesthetic assistants. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 109, 21-26.

Raduma, M., Flin, R., Yule, S. & Close, S. (2012) The importance of preparation for doctors’ handovers in an acute medical assessment unit: A hierarchical task analysis. BMJ Quality and Safety, 21, 211-217. 

Mitchell, L, Flin, R. et al (2012) Evaluation of the Scrub Practitioners' List of Intraoperative Non-Technical Skills (SPLINTS) system. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 49, 201-211.

Book Chapters

Industrial / Healthcare

Flin, R. (in press) Human factors for offshore oil and gas operations. Offshore Oil and Gas Handbook. Cairns, W. (Ed). Edinburgh:  ICOE

Flin, R. & Maran, N. (2015) Non-technical skills: Identifying, training and assessing safe behaviours. In R. Riley (Ed) Manual of Simulation in Healthcare. (2nd ed.) Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Bishop, A., Fleming, M. & Flin, R. (2015) Patient safety culture. In S. Clarke (Ed) Wiley Handbook of Psychology of Occupational Safety and Workplace Health. Chichester: Wiley.

Agnew, C. & Flin, R. (2014) Patient safety culture: measurement, feedback. In P. Waterson (Ed.) Patient Safety Culture. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Azuaro-Blanco, A. & Flin, R. (2013) Reducing complications through non-technical surgical skills. In N. Lois & D. Wong (Eds.) Complications of Vitreo-Retinal Surgery. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Flin, R. (2010) CRM (Non-technical) skills applications for and beyond the flight deck. In R. Helmreich, B. Kanki & J Anca (Eds) Crew Resource Management (2nd Ed). New York: Elsevier.

Flin, R. (2009) Non-technical skills for safety. In A. Antoniou, G. Chorosos, C. Cooper, M. Eysneck & C. Spielberger. (Eds.) Handbook of Managerial Behavior and Occupational Health. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Flin, R., Yule, S. & Perry, S.  (2008) Leadership and safety in the Emergency Room. In P. Croskerry, K. Cosby, Schenkel, S. & Wears, R.  (Eds.) Patient Safety in Emergency Medicine.  Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Flin, R. & Maran, N. (2008) Non-technical skills: Identifying, training and assessing safe behaviours. In R. Riley (Ed) Manual of Simulation in Healthcare. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Reader, T, Flin, R., & Cuthbertson, B. (2008) Factors affecting team communication in the intensive care unit (ICU). In C. Nemeth (Ed.) Improving Healthcare Team Communication – Building on Lessons from Aviation and Aerospace. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Forensic

Flin, R., Kearney, B & Murray, K. (1996) Children's evidence. Scottish research and law. In G. Goodman & B. Bottoms (Eds) International Perspectives on Child Abuse and Children's Testimony. California: Sage. Reprinted Criminal Justice & Behavior, 23, 2, 358-376 (1996).

Flin, R. H. (1995)  Psychology on trial. In M. Zaragoza (Ed) Child Witnesses. Research and Practice. New York: Sage.

Flin, R. H. (1993)  Hearing and testing children's evidence: The British experience. In G. Goodman and B. Bottoms (Eds).  Child Victims. Child Witnesses. New York:  Guildford.

Flin, R. H. (1992) Children as witnesses in Scottish trials. In F. Loesel  &  D. Bender,  (Eds)  Psychology and Law Facing the Nineties. Amsterdam : Swets & Zeitlinger.

Flin, R.,  Bull,  R., Boon, J.& Knox, A. (1992)  Children in the witness box. In H. Dent & R. Flin (Eds). Children as Witnesses. Chichester: Wiley.

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