The Human Factors Group created and supports two awards which are bestowed annually: The prestigious Roger Green Medal, which was funded in perpetuity by the HFG in 1999 and is now administered by the Aeronautical Society as part of the Medals and Awards procedure; and the Helen Muir Award, which was created by the HFG in 2002 and is a peer recognition award by HFG members at large.
The Human Factors Group also exceptionally bestows the Roger Green Lifetime Achievement Award for exceptional contributions over an entire career. This has only been issued once, to Capt. Daniel Maurino in 2010 for groundbreaking work at ICAO on CRM, the Human Factors Digests, and SMS implementation guidance.
Roger Green Medal
The medal is awarded annually by the Society to an individual who has “made a significant and lasting contribution to the theory or practical development of HF as applied in aerospace”. Anyone who has made a valuable contribution to human factors can be nominated, and whilst the emphasis would normally be on aviation it does not exclude nominations from outside the aviation industry (eg. someone working in the field of human factors in medicine), nor do they necessarily have to be ‘high profile’ or even currently practising HF. The Roger Green Medal nomination procedure is described in the proposal form.
1999 Prof. Helen Muir OBE
2000 Dr. Earl Weiner
2001 Prof. James Reason
2002 Capt. Daniel Maurino
2003 Capt. René Amalberti
2004 Dr. John Lauber (with RAeS Specialist Groups Gold Medal)
2005 Prof. Bob Helmreich (Development of advanced CRM techniques)
2006 Prof. Rhona Flinn (Behavioural Markers)
2008 Capt. T. ‘Paddy’ Carver (Introduction of CRM and HF regulation)
The Helen Muir Award
Originally titled “The CRM and HF Practitioner’s Award”, the Helen Muir Award is designed to balance the Roger Green medal. It was renamed the Helen Muir Award in 2010 in honour of the late Prof. Helen Muir OBE, the first Chair of the Human Factors Group. The aim of this award is to “identify and recognise dedication, skill and valuable contributions to the industry by HF trainers, developers, scientists and managers who motivate, inspire and enable”.
Practitioners may come from any application area, not just CRM (eg. Engineering, ATC, research and other fields such as health care, power and emergency services). The Helen Muir award nomination procedure is described in the proposal form.
2002 Capt. John Thompson, Capt. Graham Dainty (joint holders)
2003 Capt. Colin Budenberg
2004 Keven Baines
2005 Captain Lucio Polo (CRM manager Alitalia and JARTEL project)
2006 Fiona Merritt (CAA)
2007 Duncan Harris
2008 Colin Adair
2012 Capt. George Robertson
2015 Dr. Kathy Abott