University of Nottingham , Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Psychology
Carl Macrae is Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Psychology in the Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership and Learning at Nottingham University Business School. His research examines how organisations manage safety, reliability and resilience; how people make sense of and learn from unexpected events; and how organisational and regulatory systems can be designed to support learning and improvement. Carl regularly advises organisations, regulators and policymakers on challenging safety and risk issues. His work led to the establishment in England of the first system-wide, learning-focused safety investigation body for healthcare, the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB). His book, Close Calls, examines the work of airline flight safety investigators and the practical work that is involved in learning from ‘near-miss’ incidents in complex, safety-critical systems. Carl is also a Professor II in the SHARE Centre for Resilience in Healthcare at University of Stavanger, Norway.
Memorial University, Professor and UArctic Research Chair; Associate Dean; Director
Dr. Bing Chen is Professor in Environmental Engineering, UArctic Research Chair in Marine and Coastal Environmental Engineering, Associate Dean (Acting) of Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science and former Department Head of Civil Engineering at Memorial University, Canada. He also serves as Director of the Northern Region Persistent Organic Pollution Control (NRPOP) Laboratory and founding Director of the global Network on Persistent, Emerging and Organic PoLlution in the Environment (PEOPLE Network). He is an elected Fellow of Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), Fellow of Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE), and Member of Royal Society of Canada (RSC) College. He has been closely collaborating with CCRM since 2016 when he worked as a Visiting Professor at UC Berkeley. He is an internationally respected leader in environmental engineering research and application with exemplary achievements in environmental emergency responses, water and wastewater treatment, persistent and emerging contaminants, AI-aided decision making, marine and coastal protection, environmental sustainability, cold region and climate change studies. He has produced over 450 technical publications and trained over 80 thesis-based graduate students and postdocs. He has served as VP of CSCE, VP of CAWQ, VP of Sigma Xi Avalon Chapter, Senior Advisor of UNDP, adjunct/visiting professor of 6 institutions, Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Systems Research, and Associate Editor or Board Member of 8 refereed journals. As a registered Professional Engineer, he has provided consulting service to government, industry, NGOs and communities globally. (https://www.mun.ca/engineering/about/people/bingchen.php)
Mitroff Consulting, Principal Consultant
Ian I. Mitroff is Professor Emeritus from the Marshall School of Business and the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California. Credited as one of the founders of the modern field of crisis management, Mitroff has published over 40 books, including a seminal work on proactive crisis management “Why some companies emerge stronger and better from a crisis: 7 essential lessons for surviving a disaster.” Currently, he is a Senior Research Affiliate in the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management (CCRM) at the University of California, Berkeley.
Suffolk University, Associate Professor of Healthcare Administration
Dr. Martelli’s research focuses on organizational errors and the interdisciplinary application of models, such as High Reliability Organizing (HRO), to promote system safety and reliability. He has worked on various aspects of these issues both in healthcare settings and in other industries, including wildland fire and emergency response, oil exploration, and civil and industrial infrastructure. He has been a member of CCRM since 2007 and served as its Co-Director from 2018 to 2021. He holds a PhD in Health Services and Policy Analysis from UC-Berkeley and an MSPH from Thomas Jefferson University, was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the VA Center for Organization, Leadership, and Management Research, and was an Exchange Scholar in Health Policy at Harvard University. In 2021-22, Dr. Martelli is a Fulbright U.S. Scholar in Tbilisi, Georgia, and a Visiting Professor at iaeLyon School of Management in Lyon, France. More information is available here: https://martelli.page/
Center for Catastrophic Risk Management, Executive Director
Dr. Storesund is the Executive Director of UC Berkeley’s Center for Catastrophic Risk Management (risk.berkeley.edu). His research focuses on safe and reliable critical infrastructures. He earned a Bachelors of Arts from UC Santa Cruz, a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from UC Berkeley, a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering at UC Berkeley, and a Doctorate of Engineering in Civil Systems at UC Berkeley. He is a Fellow at the American Society of Civil Engineers and a Senior Member and Certified Diplomat in the National Academy of Forensic Engineers. He is also the CEO and Founding Member of Storesund Consulting (a nice civil engineering and forensics firm); Storesund Construction Services (a civil works construction company employing High Reliability Organization (HRO) techniques and strategies); and NextGen Mapping, Inc. (a software start-up company focused on leveraging big data associated with infrastructure systems to improve decision-making and connect decision-makers with real time (or near-real time) business intelligence models to enable informed and educated decisions).
Prof. Emeritus Mills College
Paul R. Schulman (B. A. Tulane University, M.A., Ph.D. in Political Science from the Johns Hopkins University) is a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management at the University of California, Berkeley and Emeritus Professor of Government at Mills College in Oakland, California. He has written extensively on managing hazardous technical systems to high levels of reliability and safety, within organizations and across networks of organizations. His books include (with Emery Roe), Reliability and Risk: The Challenge of Managing Interconnected Critical Infrastructures (Stanford University Press, 2016), High Reliability Management (also with Emery Roe) (Stanford University Press, 2008), and Large-Scale Policy-Making (Elsevier, 1980). He has been a consultant to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, the California Independent System Operator, the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Invitae, a genetic testing start-up and an advisor to the California Public Utilities Commission. He is currently a member of the Joint Genome Institute’s Synthetic Biology Internal Review Committee in the U.S. Department of Energy.