John Huddlestone

During the first part of my career I was a training specialist in the Royal Air Force, employed in a wide range of roles which included the analysis design, delivery and evaluation of training courses across engineering and flying training. I also conducted research into the use of multimedia technology for training and the training effectiveness of simulation systems. I then moved to Cranfield University where I conducted research in human factors and training and provided consultancy for a range of clients including the CAA, the MOD, and the oil industry.

I was part of the Human Factors Integration Defence Technology Centre team awarded the Ergonomics Society Presidents Medal in 2008 for our outstanding contribution to Human Factors Integration. In 2012 I represented the UK on the NATO Research Technology Group on Advancements in Distributed Learning Environment Support of Transformation. My research interests include training needs analysis, task analysis simulation and aviation safety and I am currently authoring a book on Team and Collective Training Needs Analysis for publication in the Ashgate Defence Human Factors Series.

  • Huddlestone, J.A., and Pike, J. (2012) 'Team and Collective Training Needs Analysis (TCNA): Identifying training requirements and specifying solutions'. Journal of Battlefield Technology 15 (1), 49
  • Ebbatson, M., Harris, D., Huddlestone, J., and Sears R. (2008) 'Combining Control Input with Flight Path Data to Evaluate Pilot Performance in Transport Aircraft'. Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine 79 (11), 1061-1064
  • Huddlestone, J.A., and Pike, J. (2008) 'Seven key decision factors for selecting e-learning Cognition'. Cognition, Technology and Work 10 (3), 237-247
  • McKeown, R., and Huddlestone, J.A. (2012) 'How Do You Like Your Learning ? E, M or C?'.Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference, 'Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference'. Held 03–06 Dec 2012 in Florida, USA
  • McKeown, R., and Huddlestone, J.A. (2011) 'After Action Review Best Practice: An International Review'. Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference, 'Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference'. Held 28 Nov–01 Dec 2011 in Florida, USA
  • Huddlestone, J.A., and Pike, J. (2009) 'Collective training Needs Analysis – A new Analytical Framework'. PRoceedings of the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference, 'Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference'. Held 30 Nov–03 Dec 2009 in Florida, USA
  • Huddlestone, J.A., and Harris, D. (2006) 'Using Grounded Theory Techniques to Develop Models of Aviation Student Performance'. Human Factors and Aerospace Safety 6 (4), 371-382
  • Wood, S., and Huddlestone, J.A. (2006) 'Requirements for a Revised Syllabus to Train Pilots in the Use of Advanced Flight Deck Automation'. Human Factors and Aerospace Safety 6 (4), 359-370
  • Huddlestone, J.A. and Pike, J. (2005) Learning Object Reuse – A Four Tier Model. Paper presented at  the IEE People and Systems Conference 16 Nov 2005, London
  • Evaluation of Pilots’ Manual Flying Skills: Project conducted for the CAA to develop methods for evaluating the manual flying skills of airline pilots based on the frequency analysis of control inputs. 
  • Comparison Description: Review of After Action Review Best Practice: Comparison of approaches to After Action Review approaches in the British, US and Canadian Armies to establish best practice which informed updates to the approach used by the British Army 
  • Comparison of relative effectiveness of e-learning, m-learning and classroom teaching: Empirical study which compared the efficacy of e and m-learning approaches with traditional classroom teaching for elements of British Army mandatory annual training