sMr Stephen Allum

Senior University Teacher

Course Director - MSc Process Safety and Loss Prevention


T: +44 (0)114 222 9606


BSc(Hons) Physics, MSc(Tech) Process Safety & Loss Prevention

A highly experienced safety and risk professional, Steve combines a deep knowledge of managing safety and risk with the cultural awareness and communication skills to work effectively with students and professionals from any part of the world.

With a background and expertise in process safety and loss control, Steve was one of the first part-time students on the Process Safety & Loss Prevention MSc at the University of Sheffield, and has utilised the knowledge gained on the Sheffield University PSLP course, as well as extensive industry experience, to assist a broad range of companies to understand, control and mitigate their process and safety related losses.

Steve has worked with industries as diverse as Aviation, Thermal Power, Nuclear Power, Oil & Gas, Shipping, BioChemical, Hazardous Waste, Water, Brewing and Rail, amongst others; in each case exploiting the tools and techniques of process safety and loss prevention to assist these companies manage and reduce their losses.

With expertise in quantified risk assessment, risk analysis and uncertainty modelling, and accustomed to working in highly regulated industry, the core of Steve’s work has been helping these companies understand their issues, improving their awareness of risk and embedding strategies to manage safety and reduce the number of incidents.

With an ability to take complex issues and make them simple and understandable, Steve has organised numerous training courses in the UK and elsewhere to educate, train and promulgate the techniques of the identification, analysis and control of hazardous events. As a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Environmentalist, Steve is also keen to ensure that engineers with less experience have access to appropriate coaching, mentoring and constructive feedback.


Research interests

  • Major Hazard Management
  • Process Safety
  • Major Accidents to the Environment

Research Group: Environmental and Energy Engineering Research Group


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