Finola Austin is an experienced Human Factors Engineering Manager with 15 years’ experience in mentorship and management of human factors services in safety-critical industries. Her career began in occupational therapy within acute, long-term and community settings, and her training in accessibility has given her special insight into the needs of impaired users. Since then, Ms Austin has successfully planned and delivered human factors activities for hundreds of handheld medical devices, including autoinjectors, emergency-use devices, inhalers, injection pens and lancets, and is proficient in the creation and review of documentation. She has executed numerous user evaluation studies in the UK and the US – including studies on safety-engineered devices, injection pens and colour differentiation.

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