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Christopher Mccollin

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Science & Technology

Staff Group(s)
Physics and Mathematics


Dr Chris McCollin is a Senior Lecturer in Statistics.

He currently teaches Stochastic Processes and Applied Statistics for the BSc Maths final year, Business Analysis as an option for the Computing cluster and core for BSc Financial Maths in final year, Mathematical Methods and Quality Control for Business to the 2nd year BSc Financial Maths students and Business Operations and Reliability Management for the MSc in Engineering Management.

Dr McCollin carries out personal research into alexithymia and writes conference and journal papers in the area of Quality and Reliability Assurance.

Career overview

Dr McCollin worked as a reliability engineer for three aerospace companies for ten years.

Research areas

Dr McCollin analyses systems data looking for internal physical structure. Over the last 10 years he has been involved in solving NHPP modelling and rules behind maintenance data. He is currently looking into systems (human, mechanical, biological) and modelling them as generators tying up Bernoulli equations with Hooke's law and Levy processes.

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil/PhD exist in the School of Science and Technology and further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.

External activity

Dr McCollin carries out personal research into the personality trait, alexithymia. Type II alexithymia is supposedly curable; type I is genetic/environmental. This can lead to selective mutism in childhood, eyesight problems, social anxiety, depression, GAD, diabetes and somatic pain.

Sponsors and collaborators

Dr McCollin has been Reliability Workgroup leader for The European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics (ENBIS), Royal Statistical Society Representative for British Standards Institute SS4 Statistical Process Control, Chief Examiner for Engineering Council Exam paper on Quality and Reliability Engineering and Examiner for Engineering Council Exam paper on Advanced Engineering Analysis. He was also Vice-President of ENBIS for a year.

Dr McCollin obtained a European grant to work with other researchers on promoting ENBIS.


Journal articles:

Historical published maintenance data: what can it tell us about reliability modelling? McCollin C and Coleman S, Quality and Reliability International, 2014, 30 (3), 381-395

Bayesian modelling of a quality accreditation network. Elsmuai T and McCollin C, International Journal of Quality Engineering and Technology, 2014, 4 (3) 181 – 199

Development of Accreditation in the Developing Countries. Elsmuai T and McCollin C, The Business Review, Cambridge, 2013, 21 (1), 224

SERVQUAL and The Process Improvement Challenge. McCollin C. Ograjenšek I, Göb R, Ahlemeyer-Stubbe A, Quality and Reliability Engineering International Wiley. 2011, 27 (5), 705-718

Discussion of “Modern analysis of customer satisfaction surveys: comparison of models and integrated analysis”. McCollin C, Salini S, Kenett R, Applied Stochastic Models In Business And Industry, 2011, 27 (5), 476-480

Conference papers:

Redefining maintenance events: a study of load-haul dump machines. McCollin C, Proceedings of the ENBIS Conference, September 2014

Some examples of the Parsum equation and what it means. McCollin C, Proceedings of the ENBIS Conference, September 2014

Random events in safety critical maintenance – A myth? McCollin C and Sackfield A, 11th Annual European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics Conference, Coimbra, 2011

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