Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

28 May 2020 10:00am to 11:00am


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Risks are the future uncertainties that can impact our ability to achieve objectives. It can range from frequent deviations that have short-term minor impacts, through to the rare, but major, disruptive events that have significant, widespread and long lasting impacts such as COVID-19, natural disasters and industrial accidents like Dreamworld and Deepwater Horizon.

Watch 'Managing Major Disruptive Risks' Webinar

Join the School of Chemical Engineering's Associate Professor Maureen Hassall, Director of UQ R!SK, as she summarises these events and highlights the need for more nuanced human-centred approaches that use risk and resilience to improve identification, preparation, response selection, execution and recovery from major disruptive events. Learn more on how Industry 4.0 technologies could both positively and negatively impact vulnerabilities to major disruptive risks.


About Associate Professor Maureen Hassall

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.