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Dr. Sidney Dekker on the Resilient Performance Podcast

Dr. Sidney Dekker was born near Amsterdam in the Netherlands. He studied psychology at the University of Nijmegen, now known as Radboud University, where he was ranked among its famous alumni. After completing his Masters’ Degree in Organizational Psychology from Nijmegen, he pursued a Masters’ in Experimental Psychology at Leiden University, also in the Netherlands. Four years later, he earned his PhD in Cognitive Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University in the USA, where he worked with his advisors Prof. David Woods and Dr. Charles Billings.

Since his PhD, Sidney has gained worldwide acclaim for his groundbreaking work on human error and safety. He was previously at Lund University in Sweden as Professor where he founded the Leonardo da Vinci Laboratory for Complexity and Systems Thinking, as well as an MSc in Human Factors and System Safety. He has also been a Senior Fellow at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and Honorary Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and visiting Professor of Community Health Science at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, in Canada.

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Christy Wise on the Resilient Performance Podcast

As an Air Force Rescue pilot, Captain Christy Wise has dedicated her professional life to saving the lives of isolated personnel by piloting the world’s premier Combat Search and Rescue airframe, the HC-130J. She is a combat veteran, having served one tour in Afghanistan. Following her amputation, Christy completed rehabilitation at San Antonio Military Medical Center’s Center for the Intrepid, returned to her primary duty station, and in late June 2016 became the first female amputee in Air Force history to return to flying duty.  Christy is a 2009 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and received her Master of Arts in Theology from Liberty University.  She is also a registered Foster Parent in the State of Georgia.

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