Thought Leader

Rajni Walia

RAJNI WALIA, PhD

Principal Consultant


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“My aim is to help create safer workplaces so that individuals worldwide can get home to their loved ones every working day of their career.”

Rajni is a highly sought-after thought leader with over a decade of experience leading performance management, organizational assessment and development, and providing human error-reduction consultations. Her methods foster strong performance reliability through a systemic approach to designing and enhancing workplaces and processes, all deeply embedded in applied neuroscience.

Rajni's clients benefit from her extensive experience in bringing about sustainable safety improvement through leadership development and operational reliability analyses, using applied and embedded knowledge of the brain. Her areas of expertise include extensive knowledge of neuroscience, fatigue risk management, high-reliability organizational strategies, business development, individual and organizational assessments, data analysis, and management of complex projects.

Prior to joining DEKRA OSR, Rajni was a principal consultant for a major consultancy firm, where she served as an internal subject matter expert and thought leader. Collaborating with executive and senior leaders from a number of multi-national organizations, she focused on driving sustainable improvements and advancing process sustainability, with a focus on brain-centered solutions. She was instrumental in developing best practices for mental health awareness, employee wellbeing, workforce engagement, and change management. She also designed and delivered surveys and training programs to enhance client operations across all organizational levels within the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and Africa.

What drives Rajni’s consulting is the conviction that through the identification of needs and solutions founded in scientific research, clients can reduce the likelihood of human performance errors that can negatively impact the health and safety of workers.

Rajni has written for several notable publications, including the Journal of Hospital

Medicine, the International Public Health Journal, the Journal of Extra Corporeal

Technology, the Journal of Healthcare Quality and Gerontology & Geriatrics Education.

Rajni earned her PhD in applied organizational psychology from Hofstra University, her MA

in industrial/organizational psychology from St. Mary's University, San Antonio, TX, and her BA in psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Society of Safety Professionals, the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology, and the Society for Human Resource Management.

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