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WISTA Australia Webinar | Seafarer safety and welfare - from research to implementation

Friday 29 October 2021
From the start of her early career as a shipyard engineer and marine surveyor, Dr Michelle Grech was clearly focused on the importance of maritime safety and seafarer welfare.
WISTA Australia Webinar

She is a passionate advocate for human factors which is reflected by her extensive career as a systems safety researcher, practitioner, and people leader in the maritime industry across Malta and the UK, and most recently as the Manager of Vessel Operations with AMSA. 

Dr Grech will present her unique insights on seafarer safety and welfare, from research to implementation, as a guest speaker at the Women's International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) Australia November webinar on Wednesday 10 November at 1300 AEST.  

The webinar will showcase Michelle's extensive knowledge and experience in maritime safety through a number of research initiatives with tangible outcomes. 

A particular focus will be the development of the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) revised Guidelines on Fatigue (MSC 1598) which Michelle was heavily involved in and were approved in January 2019.  

This revision involved a multi-year process with substantive discussions, debate and effort to ensure that the final product contained relevant material for companies (operators), seafarers and industry alike.  

To read the full abstract and register for the WISTA Australia webinar 'Seafarer safety and welfare - from research to implementation' presented by Dr Michelle Grech go to the WISTA Australia website

The WISTA Australia webinar series showcases the diversity of experience of women working in maritime in Australia supporting skills development across the maritime and international trade industries. 

Michelle is a chartered engineer with a Doctorate in human factors and degrees in mechanical engineering (Bachelor Honours Degree) and marine technology (Master of Science). She holds the position of adjunct Associate Professor from the University of Queensland and is a frequent guest lecturer and presenter on systems safety having published extensively in this area.  

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