John is an Industrial Statistician with expertise in developing and applying statistical and stochastic methods to build decision support models. In particular, he has extensive experience in developing models for reliability growth analysis. For example, with his colleague Professor Walls, they were actively leading activities in the DTI/aerospace industry funded project, Reliability Enhancement Methodology and Modelling (REMM) which was awarded the Simms Prize by the Royal Aeronautical Society. He has been involved in consultancy and applied research projects for reliability growth with, for example, Aero-Engine Controls, Rolls Royce, Irving Aerospace, BAE SYSTEMS and the MOD. The model developed as part of the REMM project is included in the industry standard for reliability growth analysis methods, BS/IEC 61164 as well as contributing to the Strathclyde Business Schools impact cases for the Research Enhancement Framework.
Beyond defence, John has experience of developing decision support models for asset management for energy utilities (e.g. Scottish Power, SSE), water utilities (KTP with Scottish Water) and critical infrastructure (e.g. anchorage condition assessment of Forth Road Bridge). Wider modelling has been in support of risk analysis (e.g. supplier risk analysis with Rolls Royce as part on a major ongoing EPSRC research project, risk of train derailments with Railway Safety and Standards Board).
John has worked with the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) training staff for elicitation and quantification of expert uncertainty as well as leading the COST Working Group on Processes and Procedures for eliciting expert judgment. The COST project resulted in the book Elicitation: The Science and Art of Structuring Judgement.
John is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, a Chartered Statistician, and a member of the Safety and Reliability Society. He has a Bachelor of Mathematics in Actuarial Science from the University of Waterloo, Canada and a PhD in Management Science from the University of Strathclyde.
John provides specialist teaching for a number of programmes at various levels. These have included teaching Management Science at all levels of undergraduate and postgraduate as well as Executive Education. John has taught in 10 different international centres across Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia, as well as Executive Education in Canada.
John is committed to making effective use of technology to support teaching and learning. He has been involved in managing, developing and teaching on pedagogically successful online and distance courses, as well as investigating the effectiveness of using virtual reality environments to support teaching.
- Selex Gallileo
- Visiting researcher
- Workshops on Mathematical Methods in Reliability
- Risk Governance
- Canada School Contribution Agreement - Foundations of Risk
- To be assigned
- International Conference on Reliability
- Keynote/plenary speaker
- Consultancy with Doosan Babcock Power Systems
More professional activities
- Working across Disciplines to Understand and Improve Mass Evacuations: Examining Different Types of Risk and Contextual Pressures
- Quigley, Kevin (Principal Investigator) Quigley, John (Co-investigator)
- People who are responsible for mass evacuations during natural disasters are confronted with significant challenges: they must allocate and coordinate limited resources in a dynamic context, often in degraded conditions, and their decisions are consequential, time-constrained and often irreversible. Despite the risks that underpin these decisions and the real-world experience that exists in this domain, there is a dearth of study and knowledge concerning how those responsible for mass evacuation carry out their jobs, and how it might be generalized and improved. These events happen rarely and are dispersed across the country; this, coupled with bureaucratic and market constraints, diminish incentives and opportunities to study such low probability events. Yet there is reason to be concerned. From a national perspective, these events are happening much more often, and at a growing and significant human, financial and environmental cost.
This research project brings together a group of practitioners and scholars with expertise and experience in risk and evacuation. Our partners come from a variety of sectors, including academe, emergency management, telecommunications, politics and the voluntary sector, such as the Red Cross and Salvation Army. The project will be structured according to two interdisciplinary risk frameworks to allow us to examine the interplay between social context and risk characterization to determine the combined impact the two have on government risk regulation regimes. Contextual factors include dynamics such as the role of law and insurance, media and popular opinion, and the role of organized interests. Risk characterization distinguishes between those events that are complex, uncertain and ambiguous.
Our specific objectives are as follows.
1. Partner leading risk scholars with those that are responsible for mass evacuation to develop a shared understanding of evacuation risks.
2. Examine what guides the thinking and actions of those responsible for evacuation, considering the knowledge we have of certain risks and the contextual pressures that are exerted on the regime.
3. Improve dialogue between researchers, practitioners and communities in this domain.
4. Contribute to training tools, such as online tests and a tactical decision game, that help to train emergency managers to address risks during mass evacuations.
- 01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2023
- Development of a decision support system for the management of infrastructure
- Tubaldi, Enrico (Principal Investigator) Patelli, Edoardo (Co-investigator) Quigley, John (Co-investigator)
- 06-Jan-2020 - 05-Jan-2022
- Global Environmental Monitoring and Policy (GEMaP) Centre for Doctoral Training: Quantifying the risks and impacts of climate change on water resources in Scotland.
- Peters, Joshua (Principal Investigator) Roberts, Jen (Principal Investigator) Quigley, John (Co-investigator)
- This is an exciting opportunity to engage in international research to reduce risks of climate change on water resources. The studentship will be developing innovative decision-making techniques as well as identifying potential policy interventions to enhance actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change, or to reduce the impacts of climate change.
- TIC LCPE Repowering Hydro Plants - a Decision Support Tool
- Walls, Lesley (Principal Investigator) Howick, Susan (Co-investigator) Quigley, John (Co-investigator) Revie, Matthew (Co-investigator)
- 01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2018
- Towards Game-changer Service Operation Vessels for Offshore Windfarms (NEXUS) H2020-BG-2016-2017
- Vassalos, Dracos (Principal Investigator) Bedford, Tim (Co-investigator) Boulougouris, Evangelos (Co-investigator) Bujorianu, Luminita (Co-investigator) Lazakis, Iraklis (Co-investigator) McMillan, David (Co-investigator) Puisa, Romanas (Co-investigator) Quigley, John (Co-investigator) Revie, Matthew (Co-investigator) Theotokatos, Gerasimos (Co-investigator) Walls, Lesley (Co-investigator)
- 01-Jan-2017 - 30-Jan-2021
- ERDF Atlantic Area Programme 2014-2020 IN. 4.0 Project
- Ates, Aylin (Co-investigator) Sminia, Harry (Co-investigator) Walls, Lesley (Co-investigator) Quigley, John (Co-investigator)
- 01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2020
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