Membership in FPG

The FPG has approximately 250 members, many of whom work as consultants to attorneys and insurance companies representing parties in lawsuits. They frequently testify as expert witnesses in depositions, hearings, and trials. The FPG seeks to foster the exchange of information among members and to promote the development and applications of human factors data and methods to the presentation or refutation of claims made in a lawsuit.

Benefits of Membership

The Forensics Professional Group, like other technical groups within the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, performs a variety of functions and services for its members. In addition to sponsoring and reviewing technical sessions at the Annual Meeting of the Society, the FPG conducts special symposia on topics of interest to members. A newsletter, The FORVM, is sent to all members at least two times each year.

Learn More

Readers who would like to learn more about human factors in forensics and explore the possibilities of practice in this area are urged to join the FPG. Except for Officers, one does not need to be a member of HFES to join the FPG. For information on how to join if you are an HFES member, visit the HFES Membership page. Non-HFES members can apply to become a Technical Group member by visiting the HFES TG only Application Form.

FPG Listserv

Only members of the FPG can be members of the FPG listserv. You are automatically subscribed to the listserv once you join the FPG. The FPG listserv is managed by HFES. Not receiving listserv messages? Contact HFES at  You can post messages by sending them to