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Dr. Philip McAleenan

Researcher and OSH Management Consultant, Partner at Expert Ease International, Northern Ireland. Philip is co-developer of the Operation Analysis and Control model for safety. His research into workplace  culture, leadership and ethics reasoning led to developing the Organisation Cultural Maturity Index and to undergraduate modules on ethics reasoning in construction. He publishes extensively, contributing to safety books in UK and USA, and to books on workplace culture and leadership. Internationally, he regularly presents to professional and academic conferences, including ILO World Congresses and to professional development in US and Canada. He contributes to CIB W099 and assisted in the organisation and management of its 2015 conference, “Benefitting Workers and Society through  Inherently Safe[r] Construction.”

A PADI divemaster, Philip enjoys exploring the marine life of Belfast and Strangford Loughs and is a keen advocate for protecting the marine environment.




Dr. Ciaran McAleenan

Ciaran is a Chartered Civil Engineer, Advanced Registrant of the ICE H&S Register and professional member of American Society of Safety Professionals. Working in industry since 1978, he has designed and constructed wastewater, water and highway infrastructure, developed and implemented H&S and highway design standards before joining the faculty at Ulster University in 2010 where he co-founded the Civic Ecology and Life Infrastructure research group and co-developed the MEng Safety Engineering and Disaster Management programme.

Ciaran’s research led to the co-development of the operation analysis and control model of safety management and the organisation cultural maturity diagnostic tool. He is a member of ICE’s editorial board for ‘Management, Procurement and Law’ journal and sits on the H&S Register Steering Group. A regular presenter at International Congresses, Ciaran loves good music and the freedom experienced when running in mountains.