Farhan Saeed joined the merchant navy in 1988 and was engaged in worldwide trading as a deck officer on general cargo ships, container vessels and passenger vessels with the Pakistan National Shipping Corporation. His marine studies, leading to Master Mariner qualification, have been undertaken at the Pakistan Marine Academy, the Australian Maritime College, and Fleetwood Nautical Campus in the UK. He obtained an M.Sc. in computer-based information systems in 2001 from the University of Sunderland, UK. After six years of teaching nautical science in Fleetwood Nautical Campus he has been engaged as Senior Lecturer in Maritime Operations at Liverpool John Moores University, UK, since 2008. He has recently completed Ph.D. research in the field of non-technical skills of deck officers.