Gavin Huntley-Fenner, Ph.D. is a Human Factors/Product Liability/Safety Expert Witness. He is a human factors and safety consultant with over 20 years experience as a researcher, author, educator and business consultant. He states he has a variety of experience analyzing consumer and industrial products and regularly provides consumer product hazard analyses.
Dr. Huntley-Fenner regularly provides consumer product hazard analyses and has served as an expert witness for matters relating to risk perception, instruction manuals, warnings, labeling, safety and human development, human reaction time and decision-making
Dr. Huntley-Fenner has been invited to speak at national and international scientific and nonscientific gatherings on topics ranging from basic and applied research to forensic consulting and to education. He is published in matters concerning product manuals, warnings, labeling, etc. and has also written several manuals. He is commonly involved in litigation matters concerning heating devices since they are more likely to cause the most damage (over-heating, starting fires, etc.).
In 2014/2015, Dr. Huntley-Fenner helped to organize a workshop at the National Academy of Sciences on risk communication related to scientific uncertainty. Dr. Huntley-Fenner’s recent publications include “Human Factors” in “Communicating Risks and Benefits: An Evidence-Based User’s Guide”, “Risk Communication and Perceptions for Highly Beneficial Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals with Limited Scientific Evidence for Adverse Consequences” and an LA Times Op Ed: “Ebola lapses show lab safety protocols should factor in human error”.