You can find here some of the most brilliant speakers that supported our cause and our scientific association by participating to our annual european B-BS conference.
Mark Alavosius, Ph.D. received his BA in psychology from Clark University in 1976 and earned his MS (1985) and Ph.D. (1987) in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is an Assistant Professor of psychology in the Behavior Analysis Program at the University of Nevada, Reno. He held faculty appointments in the Behavior Analysis and Industrial/Organizational Program at Western Michigan University and the Behavior Analysis Program at West Virginia University. He is a Trustee of the Cambridge Center for Behavior Studies, member of the CCBS Team for accreditation of behavior-based occupational safety programs, and chair of the CCBS Environmental/Green Solutions area. Dr. Alavosius was an executive for a management firm providing workers compensation services to small & mid-sized employers in New England. He has been Principal Investigator on Small Business Innovations Research Grants to develop and test behavioral safety technologies for employers. With over twenty-five years of experience in behavioral approaches to work performance and occupational health & safety, Dr. Alavosius has over 120 publications and conference presentations.
An award winning author, Dominic is a Chartered Psychologist, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH), a Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). From 1989 -1992, Dominic pioneered the use of behavioural safety in the UK construction industry on behalf of the British Health & Safety Executive (HSE) while studying his Ph.D. in the School of Management at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). He then developed‘ B-Safe® an award winning behavioural safety process, and founded BSMS Inc, an international consultancy operating in the Americas, Asia, Africa, Australasia, Europe and the Middle East. Dominic has published books, articles and conference or journal papers on the topics of personnel selection, motivation, quality, risk, safety culture and behavioral safety and spoken on these at many major international conferences. He was the recipient of awards from IOSH in the UK for his writings on behavioral safety in 1995 and again in 1997 for ‘B-Safe®. In 1998 he published 'Improving Safety Culture: A Practical Guide'. He then established www.behavioural-safety.com, the world's first free interactive web site devoted to behavioural safety, and the worlds first online ‘behavioural safety software service’. In 2001, Dominic was appointed a full-time Associate Professor of Safety Education and Visiting Professor of Psychology at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. He now resides in Franklin, Indiana and is CEO of BSMS Inc. One of his most recent projects (2006-7) in the Middle East led to the client achieving the lowest lost-time incident rate in the entire global Oil & Gas Industry. With Lucas Finley, he has now released a "Strategic Safety Culture Roadmap.
Timothy Ludwig earned his Ph.D. at Virginia Tech under E. Scott Geller. Dr. Ludwig is a professor at Appalachian State University where he was named a Distinguished Graduate Faculty and Board of Governors’ Teacher of Excellence. Dr. Ludwig is the editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management and past President of the Organizational Behavior Management Network. He is the author of dozens of scholarly articles that empirically document behavioral methods to improve safety and quality in industry. His books include Intervening to Improve the Safety of Occupational Driving and Behavioral Systems: Understanding Complexity in Organizations. His upcoming books include Best-in- Class Safety and Ticklish Safety Tales: Stories with a Purpose. Dr. Ludwig serves on the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies’ Accreditation Board that reviews best-in-safety practices and offers independent, objective feedback. Within his consulting practice Dr. Ludwig has helped design, deliver, and implement safety programs at dozens of companies. Dr. Ludwig was cited in Industrial Safety and Hygiene News (ISHN) 2012 Power 101 Leaders in the Safety and Health World.
Dr. Richard Malott is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Western Michigan University and a member of the behavior analysis faculty. He coauthored Principles of Behavior (the book previously known as Elementary Principles of Behavior). He is now (and has been for some time) working on two books: • I'll Stop Procrastinating when I Get around to It • Applied Behavioral Cognitive Analysis He has presented in 13 countries and has received two Fulbright Senior Scholar Awards. In 2002, he also received the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Analysis' Award for Public Service in Behavior Analysis. In 2012, he was the winner of the WMU Distinguished Teaching Award.
Senior Consultant with Aubrey Daniels International, a company that specializes in the application of the science of behavior. Several years experience with behavioral safety interventions and performance management. Presenter at local and national and international conferences. Published in Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Professional Safety, Journal of Emergency Nursing, and Journal of Emergency Medicine. Ph.D., Applied Behavior Analysis, M.A. Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and M.A. Counseling Psychology, Western Michigan University.
Ph.D. Steve is co-founder and senior partner with Safety Performance Solutions. He earned a M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from West Chester University and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Applied/Experimental Psychology with a focus in Organizational Behavior Management from Virginia Tech. His specific areas of expertise include the design, implementation, and evaluation of people-based safety processes, the assessment of organizational culture to guide safety interventions, increasing employee involvement in safety activities, safety management systems design, organizational leadership development, and understanding and reducing human error in the workplace. Before helping to form SPS, Dr. Roberts was a research associate with Management Systems Laboratories (MSL) of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department of Virginia Tech and safety consultant with Make-A-Difference, Inc. He has taught Research Methods at Virginia Tech, and for five years served as a Project Manager at the Center for Applied Behavior Systems (CABS) of the Psychology Department at Virginia Tech. Steve has published articles in a number of peer reviewed academic journals including American Journal of Health Promotion, Applied and Preventive Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, and Journal of Safety Research, as well as magazines: Safety + Health, Energy Today, Security Management, and People, Land and Water.
Dr. John Austin is an internationally recognized expert in providing behavior-based solutions to organizational challenges. He is founder of Reaching Results, a consultancy for management, motivation, leadership, and safety. Dr. Austin was a Professor of Psychology at Western Michigan University. He has consulted with organizations for 20 years to improve productivity and safety in various industries Philip chase Experienced Professor with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Strong professional skills in Research Design, Program Evaluation, Educational Interventions, Problem Solving, Language Acquisition, and Applied Behavior Analysis.
Aubrey Daniels, a thought leader and internationally recognized expert on management, leadership, safety and workplace issues, is considered an authority on human behavior in the workplace. As founder and chairman of the board of directors of his consulting firm, Aubrey Daniels International, he and his staff help organizations employ the timeless principles of behavioral science to re-energize the workplace, optimize performance and achieve lasting results. Aubrey actively blogs about performance systems, workplace safety and management issues and is frequently interviewed for major media outlets.
R. Douglas Greer is Professor of Psychology and Education in the program in Special Education in TC's Department of Health and Behavior Studies, He is creator of the Comprehensive Application of Behavior Analysis to Schooling (CABAS), a method he has adapted from the ideas of his mentor B.F. Skinner and used in schools he has founded in the United States and Europe to help children with autism and other developmental disorders. The guiding precept of CABAS, which has helped hundreds of children speak their first words and has also shown promise with mainstream students, is that human beings learn to do things (or not do them) in response to “reinforcers”—food, encouragement and other stimuli. In works such as Designing Teaching Strategies: An Applied Behavior Analysis Systems Approach (Elsevier, 2002),Greer has argued that when teaching is treated as an art, "good teaching is an accident,” while "when teaching is treated as a science, good teaching can be replicated across many professionals in a reliable fashion”.
An organizational psychologist, Judith L. Komaki specializes in motivation, performance appraisal, and leadership. Initially, she set up motivational programs to improve such critical but difficult-to-detect tasks as preventive maintenance, customer service, and safety. But she quickly learned that without the proper management support, the program, no matter how well designed, would be doomed to failure. Hence, she began listening aboard racing sailboats and in darkened theaters to the nimble, back-and-forth exchanges of those in charge. What effective managers actually said and did was her focus. Currently, as a Professor Emerita of City University of New York’s Baruch College, she is striving to develop sophisticated performance appraisals and accolades for employees at all levels throughout the organization. Her ultimate aim is to prevent employment discrimination and promote economic and social justice for all. She is the proud author of a leadership book (Leadership from an Operant Perspective, Routledge, 1998), an off-off Broadway play, and an article about pursuing the dreams of Martin Luther King Jr. (Applied Psychology: International Review, 2007).
Dr. Hübner is a professor of experimental psychology at the Institute of Psychology, University of São Paulo, and was coordinator of the graduate program in the experimental department from 2004 to 2010. She is also past president of the Brazilian Association of Psychology and of the Brazilian Association of Behavioral Medicine and Psychology. She conducts research at the Laboratory for the Study of Verbal Operants involving managing processes in the acquisition of symbolic behaviors such as reading, writing, and verbal episodes. She is currently immersed in three areas of research: investigating the empirical relations between verbal and nonverbal behavior, analyzing the processes of control by minimal units in reading, and studying verbal behavior programs for children with autism spectrum disorders.
Professor Phil Reed obtained a D.Phil. from the University of York, and then held a Research Fellowship at the University of Oxford, and a Readership in Learning and Behaviour at University College London. He took a Chair in the Department of Psychology at Swansea University. Phil's research interests fall into three broad categories: Learning and Memory, Autism and Educational Interventions, and Psychology and Medicine including Internet Addiction. Phil has written four books, and published over 200 papers on these and other topics, as well as being invited to present his work at international conferences. Phil has served on the Editorial Boards for Behavior and Philosophy, Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, and Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Phil’s work on internet addiction and autism features regularly on the media, and has been featured on the Science Channel’s ‘Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman’, BBC Radio 4, and Radio Wales, as well as in Time Magazine, Cosmopolitan, The Daily Mail, and also locally in the Swansea Evening Post and the Western Mail. Phil works closely with many educational charities and local education authorities to advise about autism and reading problems, and has held appointments for the Department for Education, and the Children in Wales Policy Council in these contexts. Phil has held grants from the Baily Thomas Fund, Economic and Social Research Council, Leverhulme Trust, and Mechner Foundation.
Dr. Van Houten received his BA from SUNY at Stony Brook and his MA and Ph.D. from Dalhousie University, where he received training in the experimental analysis of behavior. He is currently Professor of Psychology at Western Michigan University. Dr. Van Houten has published extensively in JABA on a wide variety of problems, such as the education of inner city youth and children with "learning disabilities," the treatment of children and adults with developmental delays, the treatment of clinical problems in children, traffic safety, energy conservation, and aviation safety. Currently Dr. Van Houten is a member of the Transportation Research Board and a member of the National Committee for Uniform Traffic Control Devices. He is a past AE for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and a Fellow of ABAI. Dr. Van Houten is also an avid pilot of power aircraft and gliders and a flight instructor.