Organisation

ESREL 2016 is jointly organised by the University of Strathclyde and the UK Safety and Reliability Society.

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Organising Committee

Bedford_TimothyProfessor Tim Bedford Tim Bedford is Professor of Decision and Risk Analysis in the Management Science Department of Strathclyde Business School, and also has a university-wide role as Associate Deputy Principal for Knowledge Exchange. He is a Fellow of the Safety and Reliability Society and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Tim is a former Chair of the Dutch Society for Risk Analysis and Reliability, and has also acted as Chair of the Committee of Professors of Operational Research, the network of UK OR Professors. He currently leads the COST Action “Expert Judgment Network: Bridging the Gap Between Scientific Uncertainty and Evidence-Based Decision Making”. In 2015 he co-chaired the organising committee for EURO2015. His research interests are broad, including the modelling of aleatory and epistemic uncertainty in risk models, expert assessments of uncertainty, and uncertainty in the R&D process. He has regularly collaborated with companies and agencies on practical but challenging risk problems.
ta-miProfessor Terje Aven Terje Aven is the current Chairman of the European Safety and Reliability Association (ESRA). He is Professor of Risk Assessment and Risk Management at the University of Stavanger (UiS), Centre for Risk Management and Societal Safety (SEROS), Norway. He has a broad background from industry, consulting companies and academic institutions. Currently he is also a Director of Gassco, the operator of the integrated system for transporting gas from the Norwegian continental shelf to other European countries. His research covers a variety of topics in the risk and reliability fields. Recently his main research interest has been foundational issues in risk analysis and risk management.
Dr Matthew Revie, Management ScienceDr Matthew Revie Matthew is a Senior Knowledge Exchange Fellow for the Department of Management Science at the University of Strathclyde. His interests are in Decision Making under Uncertainty, Asset Management and Analytics. He has published in a range of academic journals including Risk Analysis, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Wind Energy, Ocean Engineering. He has collaborated with numerous UK and international organisations including Scottish Power, SSE, Scottish Water, Scotrail, Network Rail, dstl, ALSTOM POWER, SELEX GALILEO and Rolls Royce. Matthew is on the editorial board of the IMechE Journal of Risk and Reliability, on the Board of Directors for the European Safety and Reliability Data Association, and a Fellow of the Operational Research Society.
SaRS NoS dinner 2015 037Dr Jacqueline Christodoulou MBE Dr Jacqueline Christodoulou, Chief Executive Officer, The Safety and Reliability Society
Jacqueline Christodoulou joined the Safety and Reliability in 1995 and became CEO in 2007. Holding a Doctorate in Psychology, she is a Charted Psychologist and Scientist and is registered with the Health Care Professionals Council as a Health Psychologist. She is also an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Her interests are in human factors and qualitative research as well as disseminating knowledge of all aspects of safety and reliability. In 2013 she was honoured worth an MBE for services to vulnerable people.
Lesley photo for ESREL webProfessor Lesley Walls Lesley is Professor in the Department of Management Science at the University of Strathclyde. Her research interests focus on statistical modelling of risk and reliability. Currently she is involved in major projects funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and industry that aim to develop statistical decision support methods for new product development, supply operations and asset management. Lesley is active in professional activities through her project leadership roles for the International Electrotechnical Commission as well as editorial duties with journals such as IEEE Transactions on Reliability.
Richard Denning Richard Denning is currently the Chief Dependability Engineer in Defence Equipment and Support, MOD. Responsible for all Reliability policy and manages a team of internal consultants who advise all projects (both new procurement and in-service) on all aspects of Reliability. He is also a Defence Equipment and Support – Fellow recognising his contribution to the wider Reliability field. This role is the culmination of over 20 years working on the reliability of defence equipment and systems.
He has served on the council of the Safety and Reliability Society for over 15 years in various roles and is currently chairman of the membership and grading committee
He was part of the team which developed and championed the Reliability case within defence and has seen the use of the case approach mature since 1999 and then part of the teams which transitioned the approach in to a British Standard and then in to the current IEC