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’ve just achieved chartered professional engineer with the Engineers Australia, though I am slightly reminded of Groucho Marx’s remark on the subject of clubs and associations. I teach a course in system safety, at the UNSW@Canberra and if you’re interested you can find the course notes here.

All my opinions are strictly my own and not those of my current or past employers, they can get their own thanks very much.:)