Camille Peres, PhD, has been named the 2022 Woman of the Year by HFE WOMAN at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 66th International Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.
Peres was honored for her lifetime of achievement and service and recognized for her research that has had a global impact on improving the productivity, health and well-being of workers and community members in various fields, with a notable emphasis on those in the petrochemical and energy industries. She was also recognized for her mentorship and for serving as a consulting reviewer for multiple prestigious journals in human factors and ergonomics.
Peres is an associate professor at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. She is also a faculty associate with the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center. She does collaborative research on human factors and high-risk processing industry and emergency response. She is currently involved in investigations regarding performance implications for procedure design and use; understanding human robotic interaction in disaster environments; and measuring team performance in emergency operations.
Peres received a Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts in psychology from Rice University, and a Master of Arts in psychology and Bachelor of Arts in theatre from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.