Professor Maureen Hassall

Profess Res Fellow& Centre Dir

Sustainable Minerals Institute
m.hassall1@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 64081

Overview

Maureen Hassall is Professor and Director of the Sustainable Minerals Institute's Industrial Safety and Health Centre at the University of Queensland. Her expertises crosses the fields of industrial risk management, systems/process safety engineering and human factors. Maureen works collaboratively with industry professionals to develop better human-centred risk management and safety engineering approaches that improve companies’ operational performance and competitiveness. Maureen also develops and delivers process safety, systems safety engineering, risk management and human factors training, education and expert advice to students and to industry. Her industry-focused research is motivated by 18 years of industry experience working in a number of different countries and in a variety of roles including specialist engineering, line management, organisational change and business performance improvement roles.

Research Interests

  • Integrated, intelligence driven risk management
    Creating whole-of-systems risk management approaches that utilitise Industry 4.0 advancements to help humans identify, and address the range of contemporary and emerging risks that can impact the operational competitiveness of an organisation. Developing evidence-based data analytics and leading indicators to produce and communicate intelligent insights that facilitate proactive and effective management and governance of critical operational risks.
  • Human factors in industry
    Developing and applying innovative, impactful and user-centred approaches that improve the design of work systems to better support industry practitioners decision making processes so they more effectively and successfully manage high hazard and safety critical systems.
  • Process Safety and Systems Safety Engineering
    Developing and testing innovations in socio-technical systems-based approaches that integrate inherently safe design, defence in depth, high reliability and operational resilience philosophies to improve the safety, integrity, reliability,and overall performance of industrial systems.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering, Swinburne Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Southern Queensland
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Phoenix
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • (2022) Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Rybak, Nikodem and Hassall, Maureen (2022). Machine Learning–Enhanced Decision-Making. Handbook of Smart Materials, Technologies, and Devices. (pp. 477-517) Cham: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-84205-5_20

  • Rybak, Nikodem and Hassall, Maureen (2021). Machine learning enhanced decision-making. Handbook of smart materials, technologies, and devices. (pp. 1-41) edited by Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain and Paolo Di Sia. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-58675-1_20-1

  • Lee, John, Cameron, Ian and Hassall, Maureen (2020). Managing process safety and operational risks with Industry 4.0 technologies. Handbook of smart materials, technologies, and devices: applications of Industry 4.0. (pp. 1-27) edited by Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain and Paolo Di Sia. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-58675-1_54-1

  • Logrosa, Gernelyn, Hassall, Maureen, Cliff, David and Bofinger, Carmel (2018). Is it possible to integrate health and safety risk management into mechanised gold processing? a methodology for artisanal and small-scale mining communities in the Philippines. Between the plough and the pick: Informal, artisanal and small-scale mining in the contemporary world. (pp. 193-208) edited by Lahiri-Dutt, Kuntala. Acton ACT, Australia: ANU Press. doi: 10.22459/BPP.03.2018

  • Hassall, Maureen and Xiao, Tania (2015). Human Factors and Ergonomics. International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. (pp. 297-305) edited by James D. Wright. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.22025-4

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision