Dr. Barbara Burian (CV -
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Dr. Burian is a private pilot and has a bachelor’s degree in Education from The Ohio State University and master’s and doctoral degrees in Psychology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.
Currently Dr. Burian serves as the NASA-FAA Liaison for NextGen flight deck human factors research. Previously, she was the Project Scientist of the Integrated Intelligent Flight Deck Project under the NASA’s Aviation Safety Program. She also led NASA’s Emergency and Abnormal Situations Study and conducted research related to the operational and situational demands of and flight crew response to emergencies including potentially catastrophic emergencies such as in-flight smoke and fire. In recognition of her contributions to the advancement of aviation safety she was elected Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society in 2006, and serves as a consultant to the Royal Aeronautical Society Flight Operations Group.