Dr Maureen Hassall

Associate Professor

School of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
m.hassall1@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 64081

Overview

Maureen Hassall is an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland and director of UQ R!SK, a leading-edge, multidisciplinary initiative that crosses the fields of industrial risk and human factors. Maureen works collaboratively with a broad range of safety critical industries to develop better human-centred risk management approaches that improve companies’ operational performance and competitiveness. 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.

Maureen also develops and delivers risk management and human factors training, education and advice to undergraduate and postgraduate students and well as directly to industry. In addition she supervises Masters and PhD candidates undertaking industry focused human factors and operational risk related research.

Research Interests

  • Integrated, intelligence driven risk management
    Creating whole-of-systems risk management approaches that identify, integrate and show the interactions between the range of comtemporary and future risks that can impact the operational competitiveness of an organisation. Developing evidence-based data analytics that produces and communicates intelligence to facilitate proactive and effective management and governance of operational risks in high hazard industries.
  • 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.
  • Enhancing operational integrity
    Developing and testing innovations in technological and analytical systems-based approaches that integrate inherently safe design, process safety and operational resilience philosophies to improve inherent safety and integrity of processing systems and the management of catastrophic risks.

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

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Parsa, Kourosh and Hassall, Maureen (2018). An enhanced advisory system to improve situational awareness and abnormal situation management. In: Proceedings of 2018 Annual IEEE International Systems Conference (SysCon). 2018 Annual IEEE International Systems Conference (SysCon), Vancouver, BC, Canada, (1-6). 23-26 April 2018. doi:10.1109/syscon.2018.8369493

  • Lilburne, Christopher M., Temby, Dale S., Leong, Audrey and Hassall, Maureen E. (2018). End-users’ perspectives on safety risks in different high-hazard industries. In: HFES 2018 International Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, (207-211). 1-5 October 2018. doi:10.1177/1541931218621049

  • Lilburne, Christopher M., Lant, Paul A. and Hassall, Maureen E. (2018). Flipping the assessment model: Teaching and assessing 'things that matter'. In: Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center International Symposium, College Station, Texas, (). 23-25 October, 2018.

  • Cameron, Ian T., Lant, Paul and Hassall, Maureen E. (2018). Systems-focussed risk and process safety education. In: Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center International Symposium, College Station, Texas, (). 23-25 October, 2018.

  • Lee, John E., Hassall, Maureen E. and Cameron, Ian T. (2018). The use of dynamic simulation to improve process safety. In: Chemeca, Queenstown, New Zealand, (). 30 September-3 October 2018.

  • Hassall, Maureen (2017). Critical control management - The latest on leading practice and lessons learned. In: Minesafe International 2017, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Perth, Western Australia, (). 1-2 May 2017.

  • Rybak, Nikodem, Hassall, Maureen, Parsa, Kourosh and Angus, Daniel J. (2017). New real-time methods for operator situational awareness retrieval and higher process safety in the control room. In: 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering, ISSE 2017 - Proceedings. 3rd Annual IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering, ISSE 2017, Vienna, Austria, (312-318). October 11-13, 2017. doi:10.1109/SysEng.2017.8088300

  • Hassall, Maureen and Boyle, Michael (2016). Addressing tyre risks with critical control management - a collaborative industry project.. In: Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, (). 14-16 August 2016.

  • Hassall, Maureen (2016). Human factors of critical risk controls. In: Healthy, Safe and Productive By Design. 51st Annual Conference of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia 2016: Healthy, Safe and Productive By Design, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, (118-126). 6-9 November 2016.

  • Logrosa, G., Hassall, M. E., Cliff, D. and Bofinger, C. (2016). Identifying risks that matter: a case study on introducing technology into Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM). In: Risk and Resilience Mining Solutions 2016. Risk and Resilience Mining Solutions, Vancouver, Canada, (). 14-16 November 2016.

  • Dodshon, Philippa and Hassall, Maureen (2016). Incorporation of human and organization factors in incident investigation processes - The practitioners perspective. In: 60th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Washington, DC, United States, (1681-1685). 19-23 September 2016. doi:10.1177/1541931213601387

  • West, Camilla, Hassall, Maureen, Kenway, Steven and Yuan, Zhiguo (2016). Integrative risk assessment and management for recycled water schemes: An Australian study. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Disaster and Risk Conference: Integrative Risk Management - Towards Resilient Cities, IDRC Davos 2016. 6th International Disaster and Risk Conference: Integrative Risk Management - Towards Resilient Cities, IDRC Davos 2016, Davos, Switzerland, (633-636). August 28 - September 1 2016.

  • Hassall, Maureen E. and Burgess-Limerick, Robin (2016). User-centered approach for producing quality Bow-Tie method. In: Roberto Andueza, Humberto Burgos, Marcelo Fuentes and Maritza Henriquez, Proceedings of the First International Seminar on Safety and Occupational Health in Mining, Safemining 2016. Safemining 2016, Santiago, Chile, (). 3-5 August 2016.

  • Hassall, Maureen E. and Frost, Brendon (2016). Which Path to Human Performance Improvement? Choosing Human Factors Interventions that Improve Safety in Tough Times. In: Hazards Australasia 2016, Melbourne, Australia, (). 23-24 December 2016.

  • Hassall, Maureen (2015). Improving human control of hazards in industry. In: Gitte Lindgaard and Dave Moore, Proceedings 19th Triennial Congress of the IEA. 19th Triennial Congress of the IEA, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, (459.1-459.8). 9-14 August 2015.

  • Hassall, Maureen E., Sanderson, Penelope M. and Cameron, Ian T. (2014). Industry perspectives on organisational resilience. In: Proceedings of RISK 2014. RISK 2014 Conference, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (). 28-30 May 2014.

  • Worden, Justin, Khanna, Natasha, Campbell, Jamie, Hassall, Maureen E., Sanderson, Penelope M. and Cameron, Ian T. (2013). An integrated approach to technical and human factors in risk management of ship-to-shore fuel transfers. In: Chemeca 2013: Challenging Tomorrow. Chemeca 2013: Australasian Conference on Chemical Engineering, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (1-7). 29 September-2 October 2013.

  • Hassall, Maureen E., Sanderson, Penelope M and Cameron, Ian T. (2013). An organizational resilience-based human factors safety method: the development and testing of SAfER. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 57th Annual Meeting. HFES 2013: 57th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, San Diego, CA, U.S.A., (1693-1697). 30 September-4 October 2013. doi:10.1177/1541931213571376

  • Hassall, Maureen E., Cameron, Ian T., Sanderson, Penelope M. and Nemeth, Erzsebet (2012). Building resilience in process operations. In: Chemeca 2012 : quality of life through chemical engineering. Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference (CHEMECA 2012), Wellington, New Zealand, (). 23- 26 September 2012.

  • Hassall, M. E., Sanderson, P. M., Cross, N., James, K. and Cameron, I. T. (2011). Human factors hazard identification: Industrial testing of the HumHID technique and tool. In: Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. 55th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Las Vegas, NV, United States, (2054-2058). 19-23 September 2011. doi:10.1177/1071181311551428

  • Cameron, Ian, Nemeth, Erzsebet, Seligmann, Benjamin, Hassall, Maureen, Sanderson, Penny, Hangos, K. M., Hockings, K. and O'Brien, C. (2010). An integrated functional systems approach to improving diagnosis in complex process systems. In: Chemeca: Australasian Conference on Chemical Engeering (2010). 40th Annual Australasian Chemical and Process Engineering Conference, Adelaide, SA, Australia, (1-10). 26–29 September 2010.

  • Hassall, M. E., Sanderson, P. M. and Cameron, I. T. (2010). Using cognitive work analysis techniques to identify human factor hazards. In: Scott MacDonald, HFES 2010: Proceedings of fhe Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 54th Annual Meeting. 54th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A., (269-273). 27 September-1 October 2010. doi:10.1518/107118110X12829369201034

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor