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Developing a robust and resilient safety and security culture - 23 September 2021

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Speaker: Wendy Anyster, Consulting Occupational Psychologist, the Leadershipvine Ltd

Chair: Karl Dewey, Research Associate at the Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS).

This month's Nuclear Security Culture Programme (NSCP) webinar will welcome Wendy Anyster, Director of the Leadershipvine Ltd, a consulting occupational psychology practice.

Nuclear facilities and organisations pose unique safety and security risks. Establishing a robust safety and security culture goes beyond raising an awareness of the complexities and challenges associated with nuclear technology through safety and security talks, signs and posters. Continuous improvement requires creating a (psychologically) safe environment where we can do our best thinking, co-create improvement actions, and work collaboratively to achieve collective results.

This presentation will explore the behavioural attributes of an engaged, thinking work environment that is essential to creating a strong safety and security culture.

Questions to be addressed include:

  • What are the social drivers that impact how people engage and operate in the work environment?
  • How can we create an environment where people will be willing to openly voice their thoughts, questions, and concerns?
  • How can we shift from engaging in self-protective behaviour to focusing on what is best for the collective team or organisation?
  • How can we create a work environment and culture of trust, open communication and accountability?


Wendy Anyster is a consulting occupational psychologist who has 27 years of experience in the nuclear industry. Prior to becoming a consultant, she held several specialist and management roles at Koeberg Nuclear Power Station, including Head of Human Resources Development and Organisational Development Manager.

She works with clients in the nuclear industry that include nuclear power operators and international safety organisations. She has contributed her expertise to the development of World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) nuclear industry guidelines on leadership development and behavioural assessment.

She is passionate about helping individuals to be at their best, teams to work better together and supporting leaders to create engaged thinking and high-performing work environments.

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23 September 2021

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