Dr. Christopher Reid | Technical Fellow and Boeing Designated Expert in the Human Factors & Ergonomics

Thursday 23 Nov 2023 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | Flinders University Tonsley, Lecture Theatre 2 

What opportunities can advanced technology offer business?

AITI invites you to a presentation from Dr Chris Reid followed by a panel discussion exploring the future of the advance manufacturing workforce.

Come and learn through the experience of Boeing how advanced technologies combined with good workforce partnering have been successful in technology adoption to increase competitiveness.

This is a free event and everyone is welcome! Whether you’re a business leader, advisor, researcher – or just interested in the future of work! This is part of the Australian Industrial Transformation Institute’s (AITI) ongoing Future of Work Seminar Series.

This event is supported by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science through the Manufacturing Growth Accelerator Program

A light lunch will be provided so please RSVP for catering purposes.



Following a presentation Dr Chris Reid will lead this discussion exploring the lessons learned by Boeing from partnering with their people to maximise the benefits of technology adoption in their manufacturing processes.

Mark Corbett – Principal Human Factors Specialist, Boeing, Adelaide

Donna Duffy – Associate Technical Fellow in Human Factors and Ergonomics, Boeing Brisbane

Marina Vitale – Senior Human Factors Engineer, Boeing Brisbane

Dr. Christopher Reid is a Technical Fellow and Boeing Designated Expert in the Human Factors & Ergonomics discipline, with a focus on wearable technology.

Prior to Boeing, he worked for Lockheed Martin on astronaut spacesuit assessment as a Human Factors & Ergonomics Discipline Lead at NASA Johnson Space Center and as a Human Factors Engineer for the US Army Natick Labs, assessing Warfighter personal protective equipment.

Outside of Boeing, Chris volunteers his time on several technical associations, including as the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society 2021-2022 President, and ASTM International’s Chair of the ASTM F48.02 Subcommittee on Human Factors & Ergonomics for Exoskeletons and Exosuits. He’s also an advisor on the National Safety Council’s Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) Solutions Lab Advisory Council.


Please note, free parking for the general public is located at Carpark 4 – see this map for details.

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