Bushra Khan

I currently pursuing PhD in Oil and Gas Engineering at Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada, under the supervision of Dr. Faisal Khan and Dr. Brian Veitch. My current research area is to analyze the risk for marine transportation in Arctic waters. I did my M.Phil. in Risk Assessment and M.Sc. in App. Mathematics from University of Karachi, Pakistan. I worked as an Assistant Professor (from Feb 2008 to May 2015), at Bahria University, Karachi, Pakistan. I also worked as a Lecturer (from Aug 2004 to Feb 2008) at Usman Institute of Technology, Hamdard University, Karachi, Pakistan.

Research interests

Risks associated with maritime transportation and offshore oil rigs at Arctic, Bayesian Networks, Cellular Automata, accident modelling and risk amassments, root cause analysis.


  1. Khan, B., Khan, F., Veitch, B., and Yang, M. (2018). An operational risk analysis tool to analyze marine transportation in Arctic waters. Reliability Engineering and System Safety 169, 485-502. [Online at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ress.2017.09.014]
  2. Khan B and Iqbal J, Forecasting Flood Risk in the River Indus System using Hydrological Parameters and its Damage Assessment, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 6(10): 4069-4078. (Springer-Verlag)
  3. Khan B, Iqbal J, and Yousufzai A K, Flood Risk Assessment of river Indus of Pakistan, Arabian Journal of Geosciences 4(1-2). pp 115-122. (Springer-Verlag)
  4. Khan B and Iqbal J, Assessment of Flood Risk using Annual Peak Discharges: A Case Study with different river structures of river Indus, In the Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainability, Human Geography and Environmental Studies (ICSHGES), 6-8 Nov, 2009, vol. 2, pp. 136-139, Diano Marina, IMPERIA, Italy.

Contact info




Centre for Risk, Integrity and Safety Engineering (C-RISE)

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000