Ms. April Whaley

Systems Engineering

Education History

  • B.S. Psychology, Idaho State University
  • M.S. Experimental Psychology, Idaho State University

Work Experience

Senior Professional Staff, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory

Publications

• Whaley, A. M. (2017). Adapting the Cognitive Framework of NUREG-2114 for Use in Human Error Analysis for AP1000 Plant Licensing in the United Kingdom. Paper presented at the 1st International Conference on Human Error, Reliability, Resilience, and Performance, Affiliate Conference of the 8th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2017), Los Angeles, CA, July 17-21, 2017.
• Whaley, A. M., Xing, J., Boring, R. L., Hendrickson, S. M. L., Joe, J. C., Le Blanc, K. L., & Morrow, S. L. (2016). Cognitive Basis for Human Reliability Analysis (NUREG-2114). Washington, DC: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
• St. Germain, S., Farris, R., Whaley, A. M., Medema, H., & Gertman, D. (2014). Guidelines for Implementation of an Advanced Outage Control Center to Improve Outage Coordination, Problem Resolution, and Outage Risk Management (INL/EXT-14-33182). Idaho Falls, ID: Idaho National Laboratory.
• Oxstrand, J., Le Blanc, K. L., O’Hara, J., Joe, J. C., Whaley, A. M., & Medema, H. (2013). Framework for Human-Automation Collaboration: Conclusions from Four Studies (INL/EXT-13-30570). Idaho Falls, ID: Idaho National Laboratory. doi:10.2172/1123843
• Hugo, J., Gertman, D., Joe, J., Medema, H., Whaley, A. M., & Farris, R. (2013). Development of a Technical Basis and Guidance for Advanced SMR Function Allocation (INL/EXT-13-30117). Idaho Falls, ID: Idaho National Laboratory.
• Oxstrand, J. H., O’Hara, J., Joe, J. C., Le Blanc, K. L., Medema, H., & Whaley, A. M. (2013). Framework for human-automation collaboration: Project status report (INL/EXT-13-29453). Idaho Falls, ID: Idaho National Laboratory.
• Hugo, J. V., Forester, J. A., Gertman, D. I., Joe, J. C., Medema, H. M., Persensky, J. J., & Whaley, A. M. (2013). Draft function allocation framework and preliminary technical basis for advanced SMR concepts of operations (INL/EXT-13-28601). Idaho Falls, ID: Idaho National Laboratory.
• Hugo, J. V., Forester, J. A., Gertman, D., I., Joe, J. C., Medema, H. D., Persensky, J. J., & Whaley, A. M. (2012). Draft framework for advanced SMR concepts of operation research (INL/EXT-12-27299). Idaho Falls, ID: Idaho National Laboratory.
• Whaley, A. M., Hendrickson, S. M. L., Boring, R. L., Joe, J. C., Le Blanc, K. L., & Xing, J. (2012). Bridging Human Reliability Analysis and Psychology, Part 1: The Psychological Literature Review for the IDHEAS Method. Paper presented at the 11th Annual International Probabilistic Safety & Management (PSAM) Conference, Helsinki, Finland, June 25-29, 2012.
• Whaley, A. M., Hendrickson, S. M. L., Boring, R. L., Xing, J. (2012). Bridging Human Reliability Analysis and Psychology, Part 2: A Cognitive Framework to Support HRA. Paper presented at the 11th Annual International Probabilistic Safety & Management (PSAM) Conference, Helsinki, Finland, June 25-29, 2012.
• Whaley, A. M., & Kelly, D. L. (2012). Guidance on Dependence Assessment in SPAR-H. Paper presented at the 11th Annual International Probabilistic Safety & Management (PSAM) Conference, Helsinki, Finland, June 25-29, 2012.
• Whaley, A. M., Kelly, D. L., Boring, R. L., & Galyean, W. J. (2011). SPAR-H Step-by-Step Guidance (INL/EXT-10-18533, Rev. 2). Idaho Falls, ID: Idaho National Laboratory.

Honors and Awards

  • Team Peer Recognition Award for successfully persuading PMA-290 to authorize and fund a task analysis effort on the P-8A Poseidon Increment 3 Block 2 project. (2018)
  • Laboratory Director’s Excellence in Mentoring Award (2013)