Our Expert Network

Sean Reynolds

CB, CBE, DFC, ADC, RAFR

A RAF helicopter pilot by training, Sean retired from regular RAF service in 2018 in the rank of Air Marshal. On leaving the RAF he decided to pursue a portfolio career and was appointed to the Chair of the Board of Spencer Private Hospitals and the Board of the East Kent Hospitals University NHS Trust as a NED. He has also taken up the post, as a RAF reservist, of the Air Officer for Northern Ireland responsible to the head of the RAF for engagement in Northern Ireland.

Before leaving the RAF, Sean was the RAF's Deputy Commander for Capability & the Air Force Board Member responsible for People, Training, Infrastructure & Equipment Capability. Prior to this he completed a year’s secondment to Marshall ADG leading its business aviation services operation at Birmingham Airport from a loss making to a profitable business unit.

Sean is particularly interested in the challenges of leading transformational and organisational change in large, diverse organisations that operate at high tempo. He had first-hand exposure to this during his tenure as the Air Officer Commanding No 2 Group when the RAF's air transport force completely modernized its fleet while delivering globally on operations and redeploying the UK’s Armed Forces from Afghanistan. Concurrently, he oversaw the transfer of the RAF’s Search and Rescue responsibility to Bristows and the Maritime and Coastguard agency and developed a new operating model for RAF Brize Norton. Before that, while working in Whitehall, he was heavily involved in the Strategic Defence and Security Review and a number of Spending Reviews as the MoD’s Director of Strategy Management.



As a Human Factors facilitator and coach practitioner and mentor, Sean is passionate about talent and leadership development. When not doing this, he pursues his other passion for flying (light aircraft and gliders) and imparting knowledge and skill to budding private and sailplane pilots. He is also a freelance commercial helicopter pilot and flying instructor.

Garin Underwood

BSc (Hons) PGCE

Garin is an experienced airline pilot with a professional and academic background in Sports Science and the Teaching Profession. He is a specialist in teaching methodology, curriculum design, human performance and performance psychology. He draws extensively on his associations within elite sport and education and works closely with innovators in these fields. Garin delivered trainer education programmes to airlines for 3 years before becoming involved in a number of cross-industry initiatives in Healthcare and the Fire Service.

In 2016 he was invited to join The Philosophical Breakfast Club (PBC), a not-for-profit networking organisation dedicated to the creation of safety solutions through cross-industry collaboration. He is now a Director at the PBC where he sits on the conference-organising committee and currently leads their Expert-Networks project, a platform designed to facilitate expert interactions across diverse specialisms. He also sits on the Leadership Board at Medled, a leading company in healthcare training innovation, and is an experienced conference speaker. He presented at the inaugural Philosophical Breakfast Club Patient Safety Conference in 2016; The 13th International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making in 2017; The RAeS International Flight Crew Training Conference in 2017; and the inaugural International Workshop on Safety-II in 2018.

Garin’s professional life started as a Lecturer in Physical Education at Exeter College, after graduating from Loughborough University in 1989 with a BSc (Hons) in Sports Science and PGCE (Cert Ed). In 1995, he joined British Midland as a sponsored pilot cadet at Oxford Air Training School. He has extensive experience on Boeing and Airbus types and is currently based at London Heathrow flying the B787.

Sam Vine

PhD Psychology, University of Exeter.

Sam is an Assoc Professor at the University of Exeter, and a director at Cineon Training.

Sam is a Psychological Scientist with interests in learning, expertise and performance under pressure. His work is focused on how visual attention and other physiological processes mediate motor skill and decision making performance. His research is funded by and applied to a range of different domains (e.g., sport, surgery, military, and aviation) and populations (e.g., elite performers, trainees, children, and patient groups). He has a particular interest in eye tracking and virtual reality technology, and has published extensively in the scientific literature using these methodologies.

Sam is a chartered psychologist and has worked as a consultant in several industries including sport, aviation, heavy industry, and the military.  

Joanna Baker

HG.Dip.P., MHGI

Coming from a business background Jo qualified as a Human Givens therapist in 2011 and subsequently set up in private practice. 
 
Since 2015 she has worked as a therapist within Psychological Wellbeing at the University of Derby. She also coordinates their nationally recognised Psycho-education Team whose workshops are delivered across its academic programmes. Jo is part of the team that develops and delivers bespoke mental health training relevant to staff roles as part of the University’s ‘whole university approach’ to mental health. 
 
Over the last 10 years Jo has delivered training over many sectors including aviation, design, distribution, education, healthcare and retail.  She teaches the Human Givens Diploma for Human Givens College and is a Member of the Human Givens Institute.
 
Jo has practised yoga for many years and is currently undertaking her RYT 200 hour yoga teacher training.

Rob Hutton

B.A. (Hons), M.S., FCIEHF C.ErgHF AFHEA MBPsS

Rob Hutton is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors, an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, European Association of Cognitive Ergonomists, and British Psychological Society (Defence & Security Section; Academics, Teachers & Researchers). He received his education in psychology (University College of Swansea) and human factors and industrial/organisational psychology (Wright State University). He has worked in the private sector doing applied research and consultancy for the last 25 years in the US and the UK.

His work has focused primarily on supporting cognitive work in the defence and security sectors, but also includes air traffic control, medical contexts, and weather forecasting. Application areas include training and education interventions to improve higher level cognitive work (critical thinking, diagnosis and sensemaking, adaptive decision making, planning and replanning) as well as technology design implications for cognitive task design.

His research has included contributions to the development of cognitive field research methods, models of macro-cognition, and approaches to measuring cognitive performance in work contexts. He is a director and principal scientist of Trimetis Ltd, a Bristol-based research and consultancy business, as well as a part-time lecturer at Nottingham Trent University’s psychology department.

Sean Reynolds

CB, CBE, DFC,ADC, RAFR

A RAF helicopter pilot by training, Sean retired from regular RAF service in 2018 in the rank of Air Marshal. On leaving the RAF he decided to pursue a portfolio career and was appointed to the Chair of the Board of Spencer Private Hospitals and the Board of the East Kent Hospitals University NHS Trust as a NED. He has also taken up the post, as a RAF reservist, of the Air Officer for Northern Ireland responsible to the head of the RAF for engagement in Northern Ireland.

Before leaving the RAF, Sean was the RAF's Deputy Commander for Capability & the Air Force Board Member responsible for People, Training, Infrastructure & Equipment Capability. Prior to this he completed a year’s secondment to Marshall ADG leading its business aviation services operation at Birmingham Airport from a loss making to a profitable business unit.

Sean is particularly interested in the challenges of leading transformational and organisational change in large, diverse organisations that operate at high tempo. He had first-hand exposure to this during his tenure as the Air Officer Commanding No 2 Group when the RAF's air transport force completely modernized its fleet while delivering globally on operations and redeploying the UK’s Armed Forces from Afghanistan. Concurrently, he oversaw the transfer of the RAF’s Search and Rescue responsibility to Bristows and the Maritime and Coastguard agency and developed a new operating model for RAF Brize Norton. Before that, while working in Whitehall, he was heavily involved in the Strategic Defence and Security Review and a number of Spending Reviews as the MoD’s Director of Strategy Management.



As a Human Factors facilitator and coach practitioner and mentor, Sean is passionate about talent and leadership development. When not doing this, he pursues his other passion for flying (light aircraft and gliders) and imparting knowledge and skill to budding private and sailplane pilots. He is also a freelance commercial helicopter pilot and flying instructor.

Garin Underwood

BSc (Hons) PGCE

Garin is an experienced airline pilot with a professional and academic background in Sports Science and the Teaching Profession. He is a specialist in teaching methodology, curriculum design, human performance and performance psychology. He draws extensively on his associations within elite sport and education and works closely with innovators in these fields. Garin delivered trainer education programmes to airlines for 3 years before becoming involved in a number of cross-industry initiatives in Healthcare and the Fire Service.

In 2016 he was invited to join The Philosophical Breakfast Club (PBC), a not-for-profit networking organisation dedicated to the creation of safety solutions through cross-industry collaboration. He is now a Director at the PBC where he sits on the conference-organising committee and currently leads their Expert-Networks project, a platform designed to facilitate expert interactions across diverse specialisms. He also sits on the Leadership Board at Medled, a leading company in healthcare training innovation, and is an experienced conference speaker. He presented at the inaugural Philosophical Breakfast Club Patient Safety Conference in 2016; The 13th International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making in 2017; The RAeS International Flight Crew Training Conference in 2017; and the inaugural International Workshop on Safety-II in 2018.

Garin’s professional life started as a Lecturer in Physical Education at Exeter College, after graduating from Loughborough University in 1989 with a BSc (Hons) in Sports Science and PGCE (Cert Ed). In 1995, he joined British Midland as a sponsored pilot cadet at Oxford Air Training School. He has extensive experience on Boeing and Airbus types and is currently based at London Heathrow flying the B787.

Sam Vine

PhD Psychology, University of Exeter

Sam is an Assoc Professor at the University of Exeter, and a director at Cineon Training. Sam is a Psychological Scientist with interests in learning, expertise and performance under pressure.

His work is focused on how visual attention and other physiological processes mediate motor skill and decision making performance. His research is funded by and applied to a range of different domains (e.g., sport, surgery, military, and aviation) and populations (e.g., elite performers, trainees, children, and patient groups). He has a particular interest in eye tracking and virtual reality technology, and has published extensively in the scientific literature using these methodologies.

Sam is a chartered psychologist and has worked as a consultant in several industries including sport, aviation, heavy industry, and the military.

Joanna Baker

HG.Dip.P., MHGI

Coming from a business background Jo qualified as a Human Givens therapist in 2011 and subsequently set up in private practice.

Since 2015 she has worked as a therapist within Psychological Wellbeing at the University of Derby. She also coordinates their nationally recognised Psycho-education Team whose workshops are delivered across its academic programmes. Jo is part of the team that develops and delivers bespoke mental health training relevant to staff roles as part of the University’s ‘whole university approach’ to mental health.

Over the last 10 years Jo has delivered training over many sectors including aviation, design, distribution, education, healthcare and retail. She teaches the Human Givens Diploma for Human Givens College and is a Member of the Human Givens Institute.

Jo has practised yoga for many years and is currently undertaking her RYT 200 hour yoga teacher training.