Prof. Kathleen Mosier

International Ergonomics Association (IEA)


Prof. Kathleen Mosier is President of the International Ergonomics Association, a global association of ergonomics and human factors societies. She is the founder and leading scientist of TeamScape LLC, which carries out research on human teams and the interaction between humans and automated systems. Additionally, she is an emeritus professor of psychology at San Francisco State University and is Co-Principal Investigator for space research supported by NASA.

Prof. Kathleen Mosier studied psychology at San Jose State University and gained her doctorate in industrial and organisational psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. From 1990 to 1997, she was a senior research scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Center. Afterwards, she became a professor of industrial and organisational psychology at San Francisco State University, a position that she held until 2017. Prof. Mosier was also President of the Association for Aviation Psychology (1996 to 2000) and of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (2009 to 2010). Furthermore, she was an associate editor of the “Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making” as well as a member of the editorial board of “Human Factors and the International Journal of Aviation Psychology”.

Prof. Mosier has been carrying out research on the topics of work and expert teams, automation, cognition and decision-making for more than 30 years. Her research currently focuses on remote teams in space operations.

Session Session theme
Ergonomics and human factors in today’s and future’s labour – a global perspective 6 Regional & global change