University of Limerick


Associate Professor (Health sciences; Education)

University of Limerick

Dr Anna Chatzi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nursing and Midwifery. Anna has a 20+ years' professional and academic experience, as a health professional (General Registered Nurse), a former Army Officer and an educational manager. Anna holds a PhD in human factors from the University of Southern Queensland, where she has gained invaluable expertise and insights from one of the leading aviation academic teams in Australia. Healthcare has been looking upon the paradigm of aviation for being a pioneer in human factors and how they foster safe practice. Her background and past exposure to high-intensity operations in healthcare has motivated her to work on human factors, having recognized a need for an “outside view” when dealing with seemingly trivial problems. Anna has a growing publication record in the field of human factors and safety, regularly contributing research and review articles. She has a Master's conducts research in educational topics.


  • The Unexplored Link between Communication and Trust in Aviation Maintenance Practice
  • Exploring the Association between Communication Satisfaction and Trust in the Aviation Maintenance Environment: An International Study
  • Investigation on “gender” and “area of study” stereotypes among Irish third level students. This paper has been published in the IJERO, Elsevier, an open access peer review journal, link:
  • Safety management systems: an opportunity and a challenge for military aviation organisations
  • The Diagnosis of Communication and Trust in Aviation Maintenance (DiCTAM) Model
  • The airbus A320 family fan cowl door safety modification: a human factors scenario analysis
  • Investigation on gender and area of study stereotypes among Irish third level students
  • Are concept map exam papers reliable as assessment tools in nursing education? A quantitative research pilot study
  • The need for a nursing specific patient safety definition, a viewpoint paper
  • Handling, inspection and repair of aircraft composites: a pilot study on the awareness of maintenance personnel
  • The difficult discussion on the deactivation of implantable cardioverter devices at the end of life: a systematic review

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