Dr Paul Jackson is a psychologist specialising in the impairment that accompanies tiredness, drug and alcohol use, with extensive experience as a consultant to both industry and government.
Paul has designed fatigue risk management systems and fatigue awareness training programmes for a range of clients including BP, Cargolux, Jetairfly, easyJet, Newmont Mining, Shell and Virgin Atlantic. He also leads Clockwork’s fatigue auditing service, in which capacity he has undertaken visits to mine sites and oil and gas installations in Australia, Angola, Egypt, Ghana, Indonesia, Libya, New Zealand, Oman, Peru, Qatar and the USA.
Previously, Paul was Research Programme Manager at the UK Department for Transport (DfT). During this time he served on the Secretary of State for Transport’s Honorary Medical Advisory Panel on Alcohol, Drugs and Substance Misuse and was the UK representative on the EU Expert Panel on Drugs and Alcohol.
In 2012 Paul was commissioned to write a series of reports for the DfT Advisory Panel on Drug Driving. Previously, Paul was invited by Sir Peter North to write a review of the current state of knowledge regarding drugs and driving in the UK and overseas. This report formed an integral part of the North Review of drink and drugs driving law.
A regular speaker at road and aviation safety conferences in the UK and overseas, Paul is also a highly experienced trainer, and is a Visiting Lecturer at Cranfield University. He also delivers the Joint Aviation Authority Training Organisation (JAA-TO) course ‘An Introduction to Fatigue Risk Management Systems’ for aviation operators, as well as a longer course for aviation regulators.
Paul completed his PhD at Imperial College, London, researching the effects of navigation systems on the development of cognitive skills. He also has a Masters degree in Environmental Psychology and a BSc (Jt Honours) in Psychology and Sociology.