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Dr Ben Matellini

Dr Ben Matellini

Telephone: 0151 904 1489

Biography

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.

Languages

Spanish; Castilian
Portuguese

Degrees

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

Academic appointments

Senior industrial lecturer, Maritime and Mechanical Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University, 2013 - present

Publications

Journal article

Asuelimen G, Blanco-Davis E, Wang J, Yang Z, Matellini DB. 2020. Formal Safety Assessment of a Marine Seismic Survey Vessel Operation, Incorporating Risk Matrix and Fault Tree Analysis Journal of Marine Science and Application, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Ishola A, Matellini DB, Wang J. 2020. A proactive approach to quantitative assessment of disruption risks of petroleum refinery operation Safety Science, 127 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Loughney S, Wang J, Matellini DB. 2018. Utilising Bayesian networks to demonstrate the potential consequences of a fuel gas release from an offshore gas-driven turbine Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Matellini DB, Wall AD, Jenkinson ID, Wang J, Pritchard R. 2018. A Three-Part Bayesian Network for Modeling Dwelling Fires and Their Impact upon People and Property Risk Analysis, 38 :2087-2104 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

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 Author Url

Matellini DB, Wall AD, Jenkinson ID, Wang J, Pritchard R. 2012. A Bayesian network model for fire development and occupant response within dwellings Proceedings of IEEE 2012 Prognostics and System Health Management Conference, PHM-2012, DOI

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 Author Url Public Url

Matellini DB, Wall AD, Jenkinson ID, Wang J, Pritchard R. 2012. Bayesian network modelling for fire safety assessment: Part I-a study of human reaction during the initial stages of a dwelling fire Berenguer C, Grall A, Soares CG. ADVANCES IN SAFETY, RELIABILITY AND RISK MANAGEMENT, :626-633 Author Url

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

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

Conference publication

Loughney S, Wang J, Matellini D. 2019. Applying a Bayesian Network methodology to an offshore gas turbine driven power generator to demonstrate the cause and effect relationship of the turbine running over-speed and the associated switchboard failures. Beer M, Zio E. Proceedings of the 29th EUROPEAN SAFETY AND RELIABILITY CONFERENCE (ESREL 2019), :3606-3613 DOI Public Url

Loughney S, Wang J, Matellini DB, Pemberton K. 2018. An investigation identifying trends between the enforcement of offshore safety case regulations and the occurrence of vessel to platform collision incidents Haugen S, Barros S, van Gulijk C, Kongsvik T, Vinnem JE. Safety and Reliability – Safe Societies in a Changing World: Proceedings of ESREL 2018, June 17-21, 2018, Trondheim, Norway, Author Url Publisher Url

Wang J, Phipps J, Matellini DB. 2010. A study of risk-based verification for offshore engineering systems 10th International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management 2010, PSAM 2010, 2 :1154-1165