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Mr Hughes has worked in industry as a railway safety specialist since 1992. He has worked for British Rail in the UK and in Australia for the state railways in Queensland as Safety Risk Manager, as well as for Ansaldo STS as the System Safety Manager. His specialist skills are in risk management, railway safety management systems, and accident investigation. Mr Hughes is also a specialist in level crossing safety; he led the team that developed the risk management processes used for level crossing safety assessment in Australia and New Zealand. He has also provided level crossing safety advice to the Parliament of New South Wales and the Supreme Court of Victoria.

In 2011, Mr Hughes established a specialist consulting business to provide specialist safety advice to the Australian railway industry. As a result of this work he also took up a directorship with an Australian technology company that develops innovative level crossing safety equipment.

In September 2014, Mr Hughes moved to the UK to take up a role as Principle Enterprise Fellow with the Institute of Railway Research.

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Research Output 2013 2018

A computer leaning approach to obtain safety information from multi-lingual accident reports

Hughes, P., Figueres Esteban, M., El Rashidy, R., Van Gulijk, C. & Slovak, R. 4 Feb 2018 (Accepted/In press) ESREL 2018 Conference Proceedings.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ontology
Accidents
Ambulances
Risk analysis
Linguistics

Automated train driver competency performance indicators using real train driving data

El Rashidy, R., Hughes, P., Figueres Esteban, M. & Van Gulijk, C. 15 Feb 2018 (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of the European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2018. 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Alarm systems
Brakes
Controllers
Safety Management
German Federal Railways
Hazards
Safety
management

Incorporating incident reports in bow-ties with Big Data techniques

Van Gulijk, C., Figueres Esteban, M., Hughes, P. & McCullogh, P. 4 Jan 2018 (Accepted/In press) Hazards28 Proceedings. ImechE, 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Chemical industry
Ontology
Industry
Big data

Introduction to IT transformation of safety and risk management systems

Van Gulijk, C., Figueres Esteban, M., Hughes, P. & Loukianov, A. 3 Apr 2018 Handbook of RAMS in railway systems: Theory and practice. Mahboob, Q. & Zio, E. (eds.). CRC Press/Balkema, p. 631-650 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

safety
railway
research and development
risk management
science

Activities 2016 2017

  • 3 Oral presentation

Operational Safety Indicators Using Real Train Driving Data

El Rashidy, R. (Speaker), Hughes, P. (Speaker), Figueres Esteban, M. (Speaker), Van Gulijk, C. (Speaker)
8 Nov 2017

Activity: Oral presentation

Big Data for Risk Analysis: The Future of Safer Railways

Van Gulijk, C. (Speaker), Hughes, P. (Speaker), Figueres Esteban, M. (Speaker)
7 Jun 2016

Activity: Oral presentation

Big Data Risk Analysis for Railway Safety

Van Gulijk, C. (Speaker), Hughes, P. (Speaker), Figueres Esteban, M. (Speaker)
31 May 2016

Activity: Oral presentation