Dr. Steve Scott

Steve Scott has recently joined the HIS group after spending the past 33 years as an International Airline pilot. His flying began with an enjoyable and eventful 10 years in the South African Air Force, then Steve moved across to the civilian pilot fraternity spending 5 years with South African Airways, and the last 17 years with Emirates Airlines. Aircraft types operated included MC33, A326, DC3/T, B200, AT472, B737, B747 and 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 human factors skills in life:

Professional Courses & Roles (amongst others):

  • Flying Instructor (SAAF, SACAA, Emirates Airlines) 
  • Safety Officer and Manager (SAAF) 
  • Paramedic & Ambulance Drivers Course 
  • CRM lecturer (SAAF, Air Cape, Emirates Airlines) 
  • Human Factors Specialist (SAAF, Emirates Airlines) 
  • IRB Rugby Educator 
  • Accident Investigation Officer (SAAF, SA Airways, Emirates Airlines) 
  • Auditing Officer (Emirates Airlines) 

Academic Record:

  • B Arts (Majoring in Psychology & Communications, University of South Africa) 
  • MA Human Factors (University Western Sydney) 
  • PhD Human Factors (Coventry University)

Besides enjoying the life as an international rugby referee around the globe, Steve takes an integrated and holistic approach to passing on human factors skills to those around him towards the ever-challenging goals of safety and efficiency.

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QS Five Star Rating 2020
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