UQ r!sk research group

UQ r!sk is a collaborative research group that is leading a wide range of research, consulting and teaching activities to improve the performance of the hazardous industries.

We work across industry, government and academia to deliver impactful research, consulting and education services. The group is developing new tools and techniques to allow effective risk-based performance optimisation in the hazardous industries.

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What we do

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We work closely with industry and government to conduct a wide range of research delivering effective solutions to the hazardous industries.
A wide range of HDR students are working in partnership with UQR!SK, other UQ Schools and Research Centres, and in industry.
Our courses allow participants to thoughtfully apply knowledge in a variety of situations using best-practice engineering tools.

Our partnerships

Academic and research

  • Curtin University
  • UQ Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation
  • Global Change Institute (UQ)
  • Laurentian University MIRARCO
  • Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Centre
  • Monash University
  • UQ Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • St Barbara
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Toronto
  • UQ TC Beirne School of Law


  • Anglo American
  • Boeing
  • BP
  • Glencore
  • Liddell Coal
  • Minerals Council of Australia
  • Queensland Resources Council
  • Rio Tinto
  • Safety Institute of Australia
  • Tomago Aluminium
  • Yancol


  • Queensland Government Department of Transport and Main Roads
  • Queensland Ambulance Service
  • Coroners Court of Queensland
  • Office of Fair and Safe Work Queensland
  • Australian Government Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Australian Government Department of Defence Science and Technology