Dr. Mark Fleming,

Department of Psychology Professor


Dr. Mark Fleming is an internationally recognized expert in safety culture and is a professor in Department of Psychology, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada. Originally from Ireland, Mark studied in Aberdeen in Scotland, before moving to Canada in 2001. Mark is an applied psychologist with over 20 years of experience in health and safety research in the offshore oil and gas, patient safety, nuclear power, petrochemical, and construction. He is dedicated to developing practical and valid tools to assist organisations to prevent harm.

Currently, Dr. Fleming’s research includes investigating methods for measuring and improving safety culture, safety motivation, safety leadership and rail safety. He advises many Canadian and international organisations (e.g. International Atomic Energy Agency) on safety culture assessment and improvement. Through his work, Dr. Fleming hopes to provide best practice guidelines to industry and criteria for successful safety programs. He seeks to translate his work on safety culture into usable practices and guidelines by producing practical tools such as Changing Minds Guide and the Safety Culture Maturity Model.