About us

RailHOF is a collaborative project between the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) and the International Union of Railways (UIC) to promote railway safety focussing on integration of human and organisational factors (HOF) and safety culture. The aim of this digital online platform is to build and spread knowledge, research and information and exchange operational practices and experiences on HOF in the railway domain.

A user-centred design approach was used all along the development process of RailHOF from the initial needs analysis to the development of the platform including structure and content.

Independence, impartiality and professionalism are guaranteed by an editorial team made up of volunteers representing the worldwide HOF expertise found in both organisations.


Virginie Papillaut

Manager – Human and Organisational Factors & Safety Culture


Jayne Yeo

Jayne Yeo

Project Officer – Integration of Human and Organisational Factors


Editorial team

Nora Balfe

Human Factors Specialist

Irish Rail/Iarnród Éireann

Fiona Kenvyn

Manager Human Factors Integration & Change

Metro Trains Melbourne

Paul Leach

Ann Mills

Deputy Director System Safety and Health

UK Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB)

Bernard Penners

Safety Culture Specialist


Michaela Schwarz

Expert Safety Culture & Human Factors (Programs)