Guest lectures (academic)

Selected guest lectures related to the THRILL Lab program and the attractions domain, presented to academic credit courses. These are available to repeat.

  • Attractions operators’ competing obligations for safety and accessibility. Guest lecture, Recreation and Risk Law. Moderated by B. Childs.
  • Human factors in attraction safety. Guest lecture (multiple), Risk Management for Theme Parks and Attractions. Moderated by J. Riggleman.
  • Risk Management for Theme Parks and Attractions, Risk Management for Hospitality and Tourism Management. Moderated by F. Dimanche. 
  • Human factors and attractions risk. Mechanical Engineering. Moderated by F. Salustri/P. Neumann.
  • Human engineering in the amusement domain. Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Moderated by O. St-Cyr.
  • What the amusement domain can teach us about how human engineering improves performance and safety. Advanced Design Management Institute. Moderated by F. Salustri.
  • Human Factors on the Midway. Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Moderated by A. Smiley.
  • Ergonomics on the Midway. Human Kinetics.
  • Amusement ride safety research, Interdisciplinary forum.
  • THRILL. Industrial and Systems Engineering.

Author: Kathryn Woodcock

Dr. Kathryn Woodcock is Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University, teaching, researching, and consulting in the area of human factors engineering / ergonomics particularly applied to amusement rides and attractions (, and to broader occupational and public safety issues of performance, error, investigation and inspection, and to disability and accessibility.