Based in Surrey and Sussex

and operating all over the UK

Paul Shanahan

BA (Hons), PhD, M.Erg.S

Dr Paul Shanahan has a PhD in cognitive psychology and is a member of the British Psychological Society as well as a Registered Practitioner of the Ergonomics Society. He was an Associate Director of Electronic Facilities Design Ltd and a Director of Man-Computer Consultants. Paul has worked as an independent consultant and researcher on human and organisational factors in complex systems for over 30 years.


Paul has contributed to the specification and design of many complex decision-making systems. He has been the principal investigator on a large number of human behaviour research projects and has pioneered new techniques for the analysis of a wide range of organisational data. Many of his projects have clarified the contribution of human performance within complex, adaptive systems - a theme which he has continued across health, rail, maritime and air traffic control sectors.