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Personal Statement

My primary role is to support the departments KE agenda by establishing high quality KE programmes in the area of Decision Analysis and Risk Management. This includes identifying projects and securing funding, engaging with clients to identify and develop innovative analytical solutions to existing problems, converting this to applied research publications and delivering industry-facing training courses. 

I have worked on over 25 KE projects with more than 15 different organisations and I have co-founded two industry facing research units: the Risk Consortium in 2009 and the Centre for Intelligent Asset Management (CIAM) in 2011. I have published in 3* and 4* journals (Association of Business School list) and I am responsible for supervising and managing the output of 6 postdoc researchers and 6 PhD students. I am on the editorial board of the IMechE Journal of Risk and Reliability, on the Board of Directors for the European Safety and Reliability Data Association, and a Fellow of the Operational Research Society. I am also Director of KE for the Department of Management Science and Associate Dean for KE and External Engagement for SBS. 

Research Interests

My research interests focus on modifying and applying Management Science methods to solve industrial problems. 

My main area of research is in Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM) modelling. To date, I have developed tools for modelling reliability during procurement, diagnostic and prognostic modelling, maintenance scheduling and degradation modelling.

I am also interested in using both statistical and machine learning models to analyse complex datasets. Examples of work to date include prognostic modelling of offshore SCADA data from wind turbines, forecasting offshore wind speeds and wave heights, and modelling performance of athletes.  

I have a broad interest in a wide range of mathematical models to support decision making. For example, I am interested in developing methods for modelling and assessing dependencies between uncertain quantities for use in decision models and have developed models using techniques such as Bayesian Networks and Bayes linear. I have used discrete event simulation to model maintenance schedules and logistic operations. I also have interest in optimisation models such as multi-objective optimisation and rolling optimisation.

Future areas of study will focus on big data and reliability, degradation and maintenance, load sharing, asset management and residual life. 


Expertise & Capabilities

  • Reliability, Availability and Maintainability modelling
  • Expert Judgement
  • Analytics
  • Quantitative Modelling for Decision Making 

I have experience applying these methods and models to real world problems such as those found in industry and engineering. I have worked extensively in the following sectors: power generation (coal, onshore and offshore wind, nuclear); utilities (water, transportation, Oil and Gas); and military (aerospace, electronics, land vehicles)

Teaching Interests

My teaching portfolio focuses on teaching risk management and decision making tools to postgraduate or postexperience students. For example, I regularly contribute to the MBA Analytical Support for Decision Making module, with experience teaching in Switerland, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Madrid. I teach Risk Analysis and Management to Engineering postgraduate students and Management Science methods to the Wind Energy Centre for Doctoral Training students. I also teach on industry facing courses with SSE and Ibderdrola. 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Strathclyde

Master of Science, University of Strathclyde

Bachelor of Science, University of Glasgow

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Projects 2011 2020

Selected Research Output 2004 2018

15 Citations

Estimating the probability of rare events: addressing zero failure data

Quigley, J. & Revie, M., 1 Jul 2011, In : Risk Analysis. 31, 7, p. 1120-1132 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Maximum likelihood
Likelihood Functions
Sampling Studies
Sample Size
2 Citations

An economic impact metric for evaluating wave height forecasters for offshore wind maintenance access

Catterson, V. M., McMillan, D., Dinwoodie, I., Revie, M., Dowell, J., Quigley, J. & Wilson, K., 11 Jan 2016, In : Wind Energy. 19, 2, p. 199-212

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Offshore wind farms
Decision making
15 Citations
Sensitivity analysis
Product design
Product development
Industrial applications
25 Citations

A load sharing system reliability model with managed component degradation

Ye, Z., Revie, M. & Walls, L., 22 Apr 2014, In : IEEE Transactions on Reliability . 63, 3, p. 721-730 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Random processes
7 Citations

Intelligent integrated maintenance for wind power generation

Pattison, D., Segovia Garcia, M., Xie, W., Quail, F., Revie, M., Whitfield, I. & Irvine, I., 5 Jan 2016, In : Wind Energy. 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Wind power
Power generation
Condition monitoring
Bayesian networks

Implicit and explicit risk perception, affect, and trust: an investigation of food "traffic lights"

McCarthy, T., Burns, C. & Revie, M., 20 Mar 2014, Proceedings of the Risk Perception and Response Conference. Boston, USA

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

Risk perception
Telecommunication traffic
Oils and fats
Medical problems


Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards: Multi–Party Collaboration Award

David McMillan (Recipient), Matthew Revie (Recipient), Stephen McArthur (Recipient), Tim Bedford (Recipient), Iraklis Lazakis (Recipient) & Alexander Day (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Activities 2012 2017

Online CPD - Decision-making in Place-making

Dimitrijevic, B. (Speaker), Salama, A. (Speaker), Porta, S. (Speaker), Revie, M. (Speaker)
1 Feb 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

European Safety and Reliability Conference ESREL 2016

Revie, M. (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganiser of major conference