Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors (United Kingdom)


PresidentBarry Kirby  E-mail:

Chief Executive Officer:  Ben Peachey E-Mail:

Chief Operating Officer:  Tina Worthy  E-mail:

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What we do

The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors is recognised through its Chartered status as the professional membership body for ergonomics and human factors in the United Kingdom.  It is open to ergonomists and human factors specialists who are qualified, wish to become qualified or who have an interest in the discipline.  It attracts senior researchers, academics and practitioners from around the world, who wish to join as members and to participate in CIEHF events.  CIEHF activities raise awareness about the broad scope and positive impact of the discipline in all aspects of life and work

Using the concept of 'The Future Human', CIEHF identifies, organises and supports innovative and disruptive thinking that can make a significant contribution to life, wellbeing and performance. CIEHF’s core values drive the way it works:

  • Professional - maintaining the highest professional standards and ethical behaviour in research and practice
  • Inclusive - welcoming and respecting difference, recognising that diversity contributes to innovative thinking, design and solutions
  • Collaborative - generating and sharing knowledge and expertise to enhance integrated design

CIEHF’s mission is “To become the pre-eminent professional home and voice for human factors” and to do this, CIEHF:

  • Acts to promote and develop the discipline
  • Approves education and training courses
  • Grants membership to those meeting our standards
  • Offers opportunities for Continuous Professional Development
  • Operates a Code of Professional Conduct
  • Assesses and accredits consultancies to ensure quality, rigour and competence
  • Provides a conduit for anyone wishing to identify a qualified person or consultancy
  • Organises regular conferences, seminars, lectures and events, open to all
  • Provides leadership and editorial input for at least two international journals
  • Liaises and collaborates with cognate organisations in matters of mutual interest
  • Publishes a quarterly magazine, ‘The Ergonomist’ and other occasional publications, White Papers and guidance
  • Acts as a member of the European and International communities to advance knowledge and adoption of ergonomics and human factors

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