L.Z. David (Lida)

PhD Candidate

About Me

Lida is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences. Her research focuses on Team Resilience in High-Tech contexts, such as those found in Healthcare. Through the quantitative analysis of dynamic interaction patterns, she investigates how adaptive mechanisms emerge and change as teams work on challenging environments. Lida holds a BMS Signature PhD Position, collaborating with the BMS lab to implement their developing sensor technology in research and practice. 

Lida is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Resilience Engineering Association newsletter (access newsletter archive here).

Lida did her BSc in Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London (UK), and completed her MSc in 'Human Factors as Engineering Psychology' at the University of Twente (NL), from which she graduated Cum Laude. Lida was then employed as a Lecturer at the Department of Cognitive Psychology and Ergonomics at the UT, where she was involved in educational activities of Bachelor and pre-Master psychology students. The modules she participated in were related to the application of cognitive and other psychological principles in Human Factors, UX/UI design, and Systematic Interventions Design.

Alongside her work as a lecturer, she was also involved in research, focusing on the analysis of sociotechnical systems in the domains of Health and Aviation. Her research in the Health domain focused on the analysis of individuals’ learning curves when practicing Minimally Invasive Surgery, aimed at improving surgeon training and assessment procedures. Within the area of Aviation, Lida’s research aimed in understanding and fostering systems’ resilience and adaptability to change, through the analysis of case studies involving Flight emergencies.




Engineering & Materials Science
Biomedical Equipment
Human Engineering
Systems Analysis
Social Sciences
Sociotechnical System
Arts & Humanities


Research gate Profile: researchgate.net/profile/Lida-David


David, L. Z. , Endedijk, M. D., & Van den Bossche, P. (2022). Investigating Interaction Dynamics: A Temporal Approach to Team Learning. In Methods for Researching Professional Learning and Development (pp. 187-209). (Professional and Practice-based Learning; Vol. 33). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-08518-5_9
Borsci, S. , & David, L. Z. (2020). Human factors and system thinking for medical device. In E. Iadanza (Ed.), Clinical Engineering Handbook (2 ed., pp. 829-831). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-813467-2.00118-8
Other Contributions

Schraagen, J. M., & David, L. Z. (2021). Resilience and team communication processes. Tijdschrift Voor Human Factors, 46(1), 11–14.

UT Research Information System


MSc Psychology - University of Twente, Netherlands (2017-2018)

Specialisation: Human Factors and Engineering

Cum Laude

  • Master thesis: Towards a novel approach to applied research: The role of motor sequence learning in the process of mastering complex motor procedures. Link to paper: http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/74876

BSc Psychology - Royal Holloway, University of London, UK (2013-2016)

  • Bachelor Thesis: Does the perceptual load of a task affect the detection of a tactile stimulus?

International Baccalaureate - Hellenic American Educational Foundation, Athens, Greece (2010-2013)

Affiliated Study Programmes



Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands