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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 2019

Extracting safety information from multi-lingual accident reports using an ontology-based approach

Hughes, P., Robinson, R., Figueres Esteban, M. & Van Gulijk, C., 23 May 2019, In : Safety Science. 118, p. 288-297 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tongue
ontology
Accidents
Ontology
incident

Traverses, Delays and Fatalities at Railway Level Crossings in Great Britain

Evans, A. & Hughes, P., 22 May 2019, In : Accident Analysis and Prevention. 129, p. 66-75 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

road user
German Federal Railways
road
Motor Vehicles
Railroad cars
1 Citation (Scopus)

A big data modeling approach with graph databases for SPAD risk

El Rashidy, R., Hughes, P., Figueres Esteban, M., Harrison, C. & Van Gulijk, C., Dec 2018, In : Safety Science. 110, Part B, p. 75-79 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Data structures
Databases
Safety
Information Storage and Retrieval
Research Design

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., 18 Jun 2018, Safety and Reliability - Safe Societies in a Changing World - Proceedings of the 28th International European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2018: Proceedings of ESREL 2018, June 17-21, 2018, Trondheim, Norway. van Gulijk, C., Haugen, S., Barros, A., Vinnem, J. E. & Kongsvik, T. (eds.). CRC Press / Balkema, Taylor and Francis group, p. 3107-3114 8 p.

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

Open Access
File
Accidents
Ontology

Automated train driver competency performance indicators using real train driving data

El Rashidy, R., Hughes, P., Figueres Esteban, M. & Van Gulijk, C., 15 Jun 2018, Safety and Reliability – Safe Societies in a Changing World: Proceedings of ESREL 2018, June 17-21, 2018, Trondheim, Norway. Haugen, S., Barros, A., van Gulijk, C., Kongsvik, T. & Vinnem, J. E. (eds.). 1st ed. London: CRC Press/Balkema, p. 3071-3075 5 p.

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

Open Access
File
Alarm systems
Brakes
Controllers

Activities 2016 2017

  • 3 Oral presentation

Operational Safety Indicators Using Real Train Driving Data

Rawia El Rashidy (Speaker), Peter Hughes (Speaker), Miguel Figueres Esteban (Speaker), Coen Van Gulijk (Speaker)
8 Nov 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Big Data for Risk Analysis: The Future of Safer Railways

Coen Van Gulijk (Speaker), Peter Hughes (Speaker), Miguel Figueres Esteban (Speaker)
7 Jun 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Big Data Risk Analysis for Railway Safety

Coen Van Gulijk (Speaker), Peter Hughes (Speaker), Miguel Figueres Esteban (Speaker)
31 May 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation