The Centre for Construction Work Health and Safety Research will host a number of high profile international guests in 2015.
Matthew Hallowell – August to October 2015
Visiting us from the University of Colorado, Boulder will be Professor Matthew Hallowell, the Beavers Endowed Professor of Construction Engineering in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering. Hallowell has been the recipient of numerous research and teaching awards in construction engineering. From August through to October, Hallowell will meet with our Centre researchers to work collaboratively on a range of research projects. His visitation arrangements provide for his attendance at a quarterly meeting of the Centre’s Industry Advisory Group and a speaking appointment via a public lecture.
Judith Hackitt, Andrew Hale and Bill Hoyle – November 2015
On 16 November 2015, the Centre for Construction Work Health and Safety Research will co-host a major event, Celebrating the Work of Andrew Hopkins. Several high profile international guests will travel to Melbourne for the event and engage with the Centre’s researchers and industry partners.
Judith Hackitt CBE will visit the Centre on 13 and 17 November. Hackitt is Chair of the UK Health and Safety Executive, a position she has held since 2007. She was awarded her CBE in 2006 for her work in health and safety. Since training as a Chemical Engineer at the Imperial College (London), Hackitt has held several senior appointments in the chemical engineering industry, including President of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) 2013–2014.
Professor Andrew Hale will be in the Centre on 19 and 20 November. Hale was Professor of Safety Science at the Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) 1984–2009 when he became Emeritus Professor. Hale’s work in safety management and safety regulation encompasses a range of specialisations, including safety procedures, safety culture, risk assessment and regulatory insight.
Bill Hoyle will visit the Centre on 17 November. During his time as Senior Investigator for the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB), he directed CSB’s investigation of more than 30 major incidents, including the inquiry into the 2005 BP Texas City Refinery incident. Since retiring in 2014, Hoyle has become an expert advisor on process safety for the California Governor’s Task Force on Refinery Safety. Hoyle’s investigative focus includes organisational performance, safety culture, and high reliability organising.