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Thomas Ashton Institute for Risk and Regulatory Research

Our people

Find out more about the people who make up the Thomas Ashton Institute

Theme leads

Find out more about the people who lead each of our research themes:

Digitalisation and Complexity

  • Clara Cheung, Lecturer in Project Management
  • Helen Balmforth, HSE 

Leadership, Work and Wellbeing

  • Sharon Clarke, Professor of Organisational Psychology
  • Ed Corbett, HSE

Reliability and Resilience

Safer Infrastructures

Social change and Inequalities

  • Sheena JohnsonSenior Lecturer Occupational Psychology
  • Helen Beers, HSE

Work and Health

Discovering Safety

Academic Leads

  • Sophia Ananiadou - Professor in Computer Science, director of The National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM)
    Principal Investigator for AI capabilities to extract health and safety insights
  • Otto jan Bakker - Lecturer in Mechanical Design
    Co-Investigator in Industry 4.0 - implications for health and safety
  • Paulo Bartolo - Professor in Advanced Manufacturing
    Principal Investigator for Industry 4.0 - implications for health and safety
  • Clara Cheung - Lecturer in Project Management
    Principal Investigator for leading indicators of health and safety failures and Co-Investigator for construction risk register
  • William Collinge - Lecturer in Project Management
    Principal Investigator for construction risk register
  • Obuks Ejohwomu - Lecturer in Project Management
    Co-Investigator for leading indicators of health and safety failures and Co-Investigator for construction risk register
  • Andre Freitas 
    Co-Investigator for construction risk register and leading indicators of health and safety failures
  • Mojgan Hadi Mosleh - Lecturer in Building Information Modelling
    Co-Investigator for construction risk register
  • Akilu Kaltungo - Lecturer in Plant Reliability and Maintenance Engineering
    Principal Investigator for international insights in the cement industry
  • Patrick Manu - Senior Lecturer in Project Management
    Co-Investigator for leading indicators of health and safety failures project and Co-Investigator for construction risk register
  • John McNaught - Research Fellow in Computer Science
    Co-Investigator in development of capacitates to extract health and safety insight

Postdoctoral Staff and Research Fellows

  • Robert Ataria - Teaching Assistant
    Researcher in international insights in the cement industry
  • Emrah Inan - Research Associate
    Researcher in development of capacitates to extract health and safety insights
  • Carlos Osorio Sandoval Research Associate
    Construction risk register
  • Annika Schoene - Research Associate
    Researcher in development of capacitates to extract health and safety insights
  • Hua Wei - Research Associate
    Researcher in Digital health, Organisations & Strategy
  • Zili Zhou - Research Associate
    Construction risk register
     

 Read more about each project on the Discovering Safety website

 

Keeping the UK Building Safely

Academic Leads

Postdoctoral staff and research fellows

  • Ruifeng Cao
  • Lutong Li
  • Chunxue Liu
  • David Ling

Read more about the project: Keeping the UK Building Safely

COVID-19: Transmission and environment

Themes

Outbreak investigation

Alongside colleagues from HSEIOM and LSHTM

 Approaches to evaluate environmental transmission mechanisms and controls

Alongside colleagues from University of Leeds, IOM and LSHTM

Sector specific studies

Alongside colleagues from HSE, IOM and LSHTM

Read more about the project: COVID-19: Transmission and environment

External Links

Health and Safety Executive - Working to prevent work-related death, injury and ill health.
To find out more about the work of the HSE, you can subscribe to their mailing list.

Discovering Safety Programme - Delivering health and safety benefits through a data-driven global community.
For more information about the Discovering Safety Programme team or to subscribe to their mailing list, please email: discoveringsafety@hse.gov.uk.

Virtual Faculty

As the Institute is established we are building a community of experts in different disciplines across both The University of Manchester and the Health and Safety Executive who will provide the basis for TAI's work.