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Asset Management Challenges

Our research focuses on working with industry to facilitate a step-change in how organisations manage assets.

Our aim is a world in which industrial assets perform predictably and there are few surprises.

This will be achieved when assets are fit-for-purpose, operated with care, experience appropriate maintenance by competent and motivated maintainers and are retired or renewed predictably. Technically much of this is possible today.

This is not the norm due largely to organisational and human factors and an unwillingness to collect and use the data and models that would help us in make more informed decisions.

To help tackle these barriers, our research focusses on:

Who am I?

Professor Melinda Hodkiewicz

Professor Melinda Hodkiewicz is the Chair of the Standards Australia Committee for ISO 55000 (AM Standard) and represents Australia on the ISO (International Standards Organisation) committee for Asset Management Standards.

After graduating from Oxford Melinda worked in operations and maintenance roles in the US and Australia. Following a PhD at UWA Melinda joined the academic staff and retains close contact with her industry roots.

In 2011 she was a finalist in the CME (Chamber of Minerals and Energy) Outstanding Women in Resources award, in 2012 won the UWA Safety Leadership Award and in 2014 the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics Individual Teaching Award. She led the Masters of Business and Engineering Asset Management program 2007-2013 and also delivers a number of Open and In-company programs in Asset Management for Government and Industry. She is currently teaching Risk Reliability and Safety to engineering students at UWA and leads research projects in Safety, Asset System Health and Maintenance.

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