Visiting Professor in Risk Assesment and Marine Technology, Liverpool John Moores University

Dr Paul Davies is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in Risk Assessment and Marine Technology at Liverpool John Moores University.

He is a Chartered Engineer with a PhD is in Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) from Loughborough University, and 30 years’ experience in assessing safety risks in the marine, chemicals, and oil and gas industries.

His current interests include the safety risks from hazardous materials with a focus on the safe use of alternative fuels for marine propulsion. In this work Paul has assisted the UK Maritime Coastguard Agency, the International Association of Classification Societies, the Cruise Ship Safety Forum, the European Maritime Safety Agency, the Society for Gas as Marine Fuel, and shipyards and designers in Europe, Asia and North America.


  • 2006–present
    Technical Manager for Risk assessment, Lloyd's Register EMEA
  • 2016–present
    Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor, Liverpool John Moores University


  • 1990 
    Loughborough University, PhD
  • 1987 
    Wolverhampton University, BEng


  • 2016
    Bunkering LNG - Setting the Safety Zone, 7th Motorship Gas Fuelled Ships Conference, November 2016, Hamburg.
  • 2013
    LNG as a Marine Fuel - Likelihood of LNG Releases, Journal of Marine Engineering & Technology (JMET), Vol. 12, Issue 3, Sept 2013.
  • 2013
    Risk Assessment and Gas Fuelled Rules, 4th Motorship Gas Fuelled Ships Conference, September 2013, onboard ‘Viking Grace’.
  • 2009
    Risky business: The definition of risk is not the same for everyone, The Chemical Engineer, Issue 812, February 2009, 28-29.
  • 2009
    Risk: A growing aversion, The Chemical Engineer, Issue 816, June 2009, 19-21.
  • 2009
    It’s the future, The Chemical Engineer, Issue 820, October 2009, 20-22.
  • 2004
    Airport Public Safety Zones: Part 1 – Risk Model Derivation., ESREL, Berlin, Germany, 14-18 June 2004.
  • 2000
    Assessing the Benefits of Quantitative Risk Assessment., European Process Engineer, May 2000, 77-79.
  • 1999
    Transport of Hazardous Materials: Some Critical Parameters for Quantitative Risk Assessment., Loss Prevention Bulletin, Issue 150, December 1999, 22-23.
  • 1995
    Risk-based Approach to Setting of Flyrock 'Danger Zones' for Blast Sites, Trans. Instn Min. Metall.(Sect. A: Min. industry), 104, 1995, A96-100. Transactions vol. 104 May-August 1995.
  • 1994
    Accidental Initiation of Explosives During Road and Rail Transport, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 38 (1994) 75-88.
  • 1993
    A Guide to the Evaluation of Condensed Phase Explosions, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 33 (1993) 1-33.

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Safety & Reliability Society