Jan holds an Associate Professor appointment in the Centre for Construction Work Health and Safety Research.
Jan’s research addresses specifically the organisational causes of accidents and the implications for accident prevention. Her specific interests include operational decision making, safety in design, professionalism, effective regulation and the use of standards. She is Program Leader for the social science research activities of the Energy Pipelines Co-operative Research Centre.
Her current activities cover academia, consulting and regulation. She is a regular invited speaker at industry events in Australia and internationally. She consults part time with a small group of clients on safety performance improvement projects.
Jan is a member of the Advisory Board of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority.
Research and supervision of HDR students in organisational safety.
- PhD (Sociology), The Australian National University, Canberra, 2010
- Master of Business (Leadership and Organisation Dynamics), Swinburne University, 2001
- Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical)(Honours), University of Adelaide, 1984
Dr Hayes has 30 years’ experience in safety and risk management. Her project experience covers a range of industries including offshore oil and gas, onshore petrochemicals, gas pipelines, mining, manufacturing and transportation (including air traffic control). She began her career in 1983 in oil and gas process plant operations, and then moved to detailed design. She was involved in the initial Australian oil industry response to the Piper Alpha incident in 1988 and has been working almost exclusively in industrial safety since then. Jan was a director and part owner of Qest Consulting Pty Ltd (one of Australia’s best known industrial risk and safety consultancies) between 1991 and 2004. Holding a number of operational roles, she managed up to 50 staff and was personally responsible for projects ranging from technical safety studies (such as safety cases, HAZOP studies, QRAs and reliability studies) to organisational psychology reviews and human factors studies.
- Hayes, J. (2020). Investigating Accidents: The Case for Disaster Case Studies in Safety Science In: Safety Science Research: Evolution, Challenges and New Directions, Taylor and Francis, Boca Raton, United States
- Maslen, S.,Wong, J.,Hayes, J.,Scott-Young, C. (2020). Witch hunts and scapegoats: an investigation into the impact of personal liability concerns on engineers� reporting of risks In: Environment Systems and Decisions, , 1 - 14
- Maslen, S.,Hayes, J. (2020). �This is How we Debate�: Engineers� Use of Stories to Reason through Disaster Causation In: Qualitative Sociology, 43, 191 - 212
- Maslen, S.,Hayes, J.,Wong, J.,Scott-Young, C. (2020). Individual Liability and the Development of Defensive Engineering in Professional Practice In: Journal of Civil Engineering Education, 146, 1 - 11
- Tillement, S.,Hayes, J. (2019). Maintenance schedules as boundary objects for improved organizational reliability In: Cognition, Technology and Work, 21, 497 - 515
- Hayes, J.,Maslen, S. (2019). Buncefield Stories: Organizational Learning and Remembering for Crisis Prevention In: The Routledge Companion to Risk, Crisis and Emergency Management, Routledge, New York, United States
- Maslen, S.,Hayes, J. (2019). (In Press) Case based learning among practicing engineers: design, facilitation and lessons learned In: Cognition, Technology and Work, , 1 - 13
- Hayes, J.,Sandri, O.,Holdsworth, S. (2019). �More likely to be killed by a coconut�: varying professional perceptions of risk impacting residential development planning around pipelines In: Journal of Risk Research, , 1 - 20
- Carroll, F.,Hayes, J. (2018). Effective Risk Management for In Service Pipelines: Achieving ALARP by Pressure Management and Slab Protection In: Proceedings of the 12th International Pipeline Conference (IPC 2018), Calgary, Canada, 24-28 September 2018
- Hayes, J.,Chester, L.,Kramnaimuang King, D. (2018). Is Public Safety Impacted by the Multiple Regulatory Regimes for Gas Pipelines and Networks? In: Proceedings of the 12th International Pipeline Conference (IPC 2018), Calgary, Canada, 24-28 September 2018
- Public communication and hydrogen as a fuel in Australia (Future Fuels CRC). Funded by: Future Fuels CRC from (2020 to 2021)
- Mapping vulnerability to Future Fuels � A Scoping Review (RP2.1-06). Funded by: Future Fuels CRC from (2020 to 2020)
- Establishing a Case Based Learning Framework for Pipeline Engineers. Funded by: Future Fuels CRC from (2020 to 2020)
- Regulatory mapping for future fuels. Funded by: Future Fuels CRC from (2019 to 2020)
- Code of Practice for Pipeline Engineers. Funded by: Future Fuels CRC from (2019 to 2019)
2 PhD Current Supervisions