Haute Autorité de Santé , Patient Safety Senior Advisor
René Amalberti, born in 1952, is MD, PhD cognitive psychology, Professor of Medicine, physiology and aerospace medicine. After a residency in Psychiatry, he integrated the Airforce in 1977, graduated in aerospace medicine, and got a permanent Military Research position in 1982. He retired with a rank of General in February 2008. He is now working as Senior Adviser Patient Safety at the Haute Autorité de Santé (HAS, French accreditation agency) and Volunteer Director at the Public foundation for a safety culture in Industry (FONCSI) He pioneered in the mid 80’s the concepts of human error, ecological safety, crew resource management, and system safety. In late 1992, he was detached from the military to the European Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) and became the first Chief Human factors and Flight safety of the JAA, then occupied a series of managerial positions in European and French research programs and administration (Land transport, Industrial and Environmental risks). In the late 90’s, he moved his research on patient safety, system approach and resilience. He has published over 100 international papers, chapters, and authored or co-authored 10 books (last books: Navigating safety, Springer, 2013, Safer healthcare, strategies for the real world, Springer 2016).