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Department of Maritime and Mechanical Engineering

Dr Ben Matellini


Dr Ben Matellini is a senior industrial lecturer within the School of Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations. Ben leads several modules within engineering programmes, which focus on risk and safety management, and industrial management. The modules are delivered both in the UK as well as overseas through collaborative partnership programmes. Ben also manages a collaborative partnership with Risktec Solutions, with whom an MSc in Risk and Safety Management is delivered.

Ben’s area of expertise and research interest is in risk and safety management. Ben is interested in the development and application of risk management techniques within industry. He has previously worked on projects within the fire and rescue services, process industries, and Arctic shipping. Ben is director of study for several PhD projects linked to these areas.

Prior to joining the University Ben was a risk and safety consultant at ABS Consulting (UK), working on oil and gas, and marine projects across the world. Ben also spent eight years in Peru working for the Government’s Maritime Institution, where he managed oceanographic projects and conducted research on the El Nino Southern Oscillation phenomenon.


Spanish; Castilian


2012, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD “A risk-based fire and rescue management system”
2007, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, MSc (Distinction) in Maritime Operations
1995, Bangor University, United Kingdom, BSc (Honours) in Ocean Sciences


Journal Articles

Matellini DB, Wall AD, Jenkinson ID, Wang J, Pritchard RW. 2013. A study of human reaction during the initial stages of a dwelling fire using a Bayesian network model PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART O-JOURNAL OF RISK AND RELIABILITY, 227 :207-221 >DOI >Link

Matellini DB, Wall AD, Jenkinson ID, Wang J, Pritchard R. 2013. Modelling dwelling fire development and occupancy escape using Bayesian network RELIABILITY ENGINEERING & SYSTEM SAFETY, 114 :75-91 >DOI >Link

Wang J, Matellini B, Wall A, Phipps J. 2012. Risk-based verification of large offshore systems PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART M-JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR THE MARITIME ENVIRONMENT, 226 :273-298 >DOI >Link

Matellini DB, Tam J, Quispe C. Empirical model for forecast the Peruvian sea surface temperature Revista Peruana de Biologia, 1