The Resilience Engineering Association together with Dédale and Ilumens organized a webinar with René Amalberti, discussing his new book: « Navigating Safety ».


This webinar is still accessible via our member site! You will be provided access to the REA member site upon registration as REA member 

CV René Amalberti, MD, PhD

  • Senior Advisor, Patient Safety, Haute Autorité de Santé
  • Saint-Denis La Plaine Cedex, France
  • Risk Manager, MACSF
  • La Défense Cedex, France


Dr. René Amalberti is professor of medicine, physiology, and ergonomics. After a residency in psychiatry, he joined the Air Force in 1977, was graduated in aerospace medicine, and obtained a permanent military research position in 1982. He retired with the rank of general in February 2008.He is now working half-time as Senior Advisor, Patient Safety, at the Haute Autorité de Santé, and half-time as risk manager in a medical insurance company. From 1982 to 1992, he was involved in several major European research programs on human error and risk management. In the mid-’80s he pioneered the concepts of pilot’s assistant, ecological safety, and Crew Resource Management. In late 1992, he left the military for the European Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) and became the first head of human factors and flight safety of the JAA.

From 1992 to 2000, although continuing working as a high-level resource person for aviation (certification of the Airbus A380), he progressively diversified his research fields, studying risk management in the nuclear and oil industry, professional fishing, and public ground transportation. He is currently the chairman of the French national research program on road and railway safety (2002-11).In the late ’90s, he undertook research in the medical field on medical errors, patient safety, system approach, and resilience. He has published more than 100 international papers and chapters, and authored or co-authored 10 books. René Amalberti about Patient safety.