Dmytro Lishchenko and Nima Zeynabi are joining a collaboration Presight has with the University of Stavanger on Dynamic risk. Dmytro will be focusing on human factors in high-risk companies while Nima will look at complex activities that impact safety, the environment and financial stability in high-risk industries.

Dymtro Lishchenko

Dmytro is studying Risk Analysis and Governance at the University of Stavanger. Dmytro has previously studied different aspects of risk science such as risk communication, risk management, and risk analysis. In his field of study, he has a keen interest in the human aspect, combined with his background in social sciences and communication. The topic of his master’s thesis with Presight is about dynamic risk and the role of the human factor in companies from high-risk industries.

Dmytro adds,

 “The safety of people and the environment is of key importance and this topic perfectly matches my interests.”  

In addition, Dmytro is a volunteer in the Stavanger section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, where he is responsible for the Diversity and Inclusion committee. In his free time, he devotes his time to playing football and chess. 



Master Thesis on the impact of human factors on Dynamic Risks

Prior studies have proved that human factors, which include the work environment, organization, and job roles, greatly affect behavior and safety at work. Thanks to models that identify human factors, human error is now understood as a natural result of the mismatch between human capabilities and system demands. 

Examining how human factors affect dynamic risks provides a detailed understanding and improves real-time monitoring for companies in high-risk sectors. Understanding certain indicators as early signs of threats helps integrate this knowledge to improve risk assessment processes.

In his master thesis, Dmytro delves into the pivotal question: What role do human factors play in driving dynamic risks within high-risk companies, and how can these factors be quantitatively assessed in terms of their impact? 

Dmytro’s research aims to provide a nuanced understanding of the relationship between human factors and dynamic risks, offering valuable insights for high-risk industries striving to fortify their safety measures. 

Neda Hashemi

Mentor and Master Thesis Coordinator


Nima Zeynabi

Nima Zeynabi holds a master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering and has over a decade of experience in the oil and gas drilling industry. He’s currently employed at National Oilwell Varco (NOV) as an operations engineer and is also pursuing a degree in Risk Management at the University of Stavanger (UiS). Nima notes the dynamic and ever-present nature of threats and hazards, making risk management particularly challenging. This understanding drives his commitment to a proactive approach in managing daily risks on offshore platforms.

Nima is keen to finish his master’s thesis at Presight. He appreciates Presight’s commitment to creating tools that help clients make informed decisions. 

Nima enjoys learning languages like Spanish, French, and Norwegian in his free time and is passionate about fitness, often strength training multiple times a week.

Dynamic Risk picture in a High-Risk company: Unveiling impactful Elements and Measurable factors

In industries characterized by heightened risk potential across diverse sectors, maintaining a dynamic view of risks is paramount. These sectors engage in complex activities that can impact safety, the environment, and financial stability. A dynamic risk perspective proves indispensable for navigating complexity and mitigating high-risk scenarios. 

Adapting to evolving risks enables organizations to proactively identify, assess, and address issues. This approach ensures the well-being of people, communities, and the environment, while safeguarding financial stability and reputation. 

In light of this, in his thesis, Nima has aimed to investigate the key dynamic risk factors (threats) prevalent in high-risk industries across various sectors. In addition to find out the impact of changing risk factors on threats and overall risk profiles in high-risk industries.

Neda Hashemi

Mentor and Master Thesis Coordinator

“We are excited to have Nima and Dmytro join us in the research to empower organizations to foster a safer, more sustainable operational environment,” says Morten Andreassen, Mentor and Master thesis Coordinator.