John Quigley

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  • United Kingdom

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  • 651 Citations
19952020
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Personal Statement

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. 

Teaching Interests

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.  The postgraduate programmes for which he teaches include MSc in Operational Research and Business Analysis & Consulting as well as MBA.  Together with Professor Scholarios from the department of Human Resouce Management, he developed the Research Methods training module for all research students in the Strathclyde Business School.  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.    

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Strathclyde

Bachelor of Mathematics, University of Waterloo

Keywords

  • Uncertainty
  • Statistics
  • big data analytics
  • decision making
  • Bayesian Networks
  • expert judgement

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Projects 2004 2020

Research Output 1995 2018

A probabilistic design reuse index

Vasantha, G., Sherlock, A., Corney, J. & Quigley, J. 26 Aug 2018 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
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Probability distributions
Industry
Amplification
Diagram
Communication
Health
Framework

Datasets

Prizes

KTP Award with Scottish Water

John Quigley (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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Activities 2008 2011

Workshops on Mathematical Methods in Reliability

Quigley, J. (Organiser)
20112015

Activity: Organiser of special symposia

Selex Gallileo

Quigley, J. (Visiting researcher)
2011 → …

Activity: Visiting an external organisation

Impacts

International standards and working practices of UK Aerospace & Defence industry changed by reliability growth modelling

Lesley Walls (Participant), John Quigley (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Professional practice, training and standards

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