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Clockwork Research appoints Alexandros Kontotasios as Human Factors Specialist

Alexandros Kontotasios, Human Factors Specialist

Clockwork Research, a leading fatigue risk management consultancy and part of Air Partner’s Consulting & Training division, is pleased to announce the appointment of Alexandros Kontotasios as Human Factors Specialist.

Alexandros has a solid academic background in researching and assessing fatigue in pilots, human factors in aviation, psychology, military psychology and accident investigation, enabling him to prepare high quality fatigue research. He is currently finishing a PhD at the University of Leeds, exploring fatigue and performance in pilots who commute by driving, and also holds a BSc in Psychology, a BSc in Military Psychology and an MSc in Human Factors in Aviation.

Prior to joining Clockwork, Alexandros worked as a human factors psychologist for the Hellenic Air Force, where he conducted psychological assessments of staff, including pilots, air traffic controllers and cabin crew, provided training on fatigue and stress management, researched fatigue and stress, and investigated accidents.

Alexandros is a certified accident investigator and human factors instructor, and skilled in the use of flight and driving simulation, eye-tracking, virtual reality and actigraphy for research purposes. He is also a member of the European Association for Aviation Psychology, the British Psychological Society, the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors, and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society – Europe Chapter.

Dr Alexandra Holmes, Research Director at Clockwork Research, said: “I am delighted to welcome Alexandros to the Clockwork Research team. We are always looking to broaden and strengthen our consultancy offering and his unique combination of in-depth, cross-industry experience in fatigue, psychology and human factors will be a highly valuable addition. We have no doubt that our clients will greatly benefit from his expertise and we look forward to working with him.”