About me

My interests

I tend towards the integrative view of engineering rather than a reductionist one. So I’m very interested in general systems theory, uncertainty, epistemology and ontology, what these can tell us about how to build and assure dependable systems.

A quick professional biography

My professional life includes a naval career, managing safety programs for Defence projects in both customer and contractor roles, time spent as a consultant providing professional advice on safety, software assurance, human factors and a stint in the rail industry, doing technical governance. Currently I work on system safety and cybersecurity in a consultant role.

Current interests and activities

I’m a chartered professional engineer with the Engineers Australia, though I am slightly reminded of Groucho Marx’s remark on the subject of clubs. Having obtained a masters in systems engineering I went on to teach a course in system safety, at the UNSW@Canberra and if you’re interested you can find the course notes here.