Pedro Nuno Pacheco Ferreira

Integrated Researcher



Pedro holds a PhD in “Manufacturing Engineering and Operations Management” by the University of Nottingham. His thesis (Resilience in rail engineering planning) addressed human factors, efficiency and safety issues, as well as the impacts of complexity within the planning and delivery of rail engineering work based on a resilience framework.
He has close to 20 years of experience, both as a researcher and a consultant in the fields of human factors and ergonomics, occupational health and safety, risk management and resilience. He is currently President of the Portuguese Ergonomics Society (APERGO) and Treasurer of the Federation of European Ergonomics Societies (FEES). For over 10 years, he has lectured several courses on safety and human factors related subjects within academia. For the last 10 years, he has been an active member of the Resilience Engineering community and is currently Secretary of the Resilience Engineering Association.
Throughout various research and industry consultancy projects, he developed expertise on a wide variety of domains, namely in transport (road, rail, aviation and maritime), process industry and the oil & gas sector. Particularly in the railways, he worked for 3 years at Network Rail in London, UK and more recently, he cooperated with the Portuguese Government as an advisor on rail issues for the Secretary of State for Transport. He is currently an invited associate professor at the Department of Aeronautics and Transport of the Lusófona University (ULHT), a researcher at CENTEC – Centre for Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering of the University of Lisbon and at the CIMCYC – Centro de Investigación Mente, Cerebro y Comportamiento at the University of Granada.