Peres appointed to National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Committee to Decrease Risk of Offshore Energy Operation

Committee aims to keep people and the environment safe as the Gulf of Mexico offshore energy industry evolves
August 11, 2020

Camille Peres, PhD, has been appointed as a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Committee on Progress and Opportunities Toward Decreasing the Risk of Offshore Energy Operations. During her two-year appointment, Peres will examine issues related to and assess progress toward decreasing the systemic risks of offshore oil and gas operations, keeping people and the environment safe as the Gulf of Mexico offshore energy industry evolves.

Peres is an associate professor at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. She is also the assistant director of Human Systems Engineering with the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center. She does collaborative research on human factors and high-risk processing industry such as the oil and gas industry, chemical processing and emergency response. She is currently involved in investigations regarding performance implications for procedure design and use; understanding human robotic interaction in disaster environments; and measuring team performance in emergency operations.

Peres received a Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts in psychology from Rice University, and a Master of Arts in psychology from University of Houston-Clear Lake.

— Rae Lynn Mitchell

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