Alexandra McGrath


Level Crossing Removal Project

Alex McGrath is a rail systems engineer from the Level Crossing Removal Project in Melbourne, Australia. Some time back, she realised that the most difficult engineering problems are rarely actually technical – so to solve them, she took detours through diverse fields of knowledge, including human factors, the dynamics of human systems, system safety and risk perception, digitalisation and automation, and most recently complex systems theory. She has a depth of practical experience in rail and an unusual set of frameworks to solve entrenched combined technical/cultural/systemic problems. She is a Member of IRSE, active in the Australasian chapter, and a regular presenter at technical meetings and conferences.