Gesa Praetorius

Gesa Praetorius

Associate senior lecturer
Kalmar Maritime Academy Faculty of Technology
348, Hus Magna, Kalmar
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Since 2016 I have been working as senior researcher in Maritime Human Factors at Kalmar Maritime Academy. Currently, I hold a position as Associate Senior Lecturer in Maritime Science with focus on human-machine interaction, resilience engineering and system safety. 

I have a background in Cognitive Science (MSc degree) and a PhD in Shipping and Marine Technology (Maritime Human Factors).


I am currently the course coordinator for 4SJ01M Leadership in Cross-Cultural Settings and I also teach accident models and safety assessment methods within 4VÅ650 Introduction to System Safety.

In addition, I am a frequent guest lecturer in human factors, decision making and cognitive modelling, as well as I am teaching part-time within the Norwegian PhD program in Nautical Operations.



In my research work I try to understand how safety arises in everyday operations in large-scale socio-technical systems and what can be done to design and support work environments that promote operator well-being and optimize system performance. I therefore apply concepts from Cognitive Systems Engineering, Resilience Engineering and Human-centered Design to understand the interplay between human operators, organisational settings and technology.

My current research projects explore human-automation collaboration in traffic supervisory services and resilience engineering in (maritime) safety training. 

You can learn more about my research in a film made by the Swedish maritime competence centre Lighthouse.


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