About us

Aviation medicine is a unique field, and is concerned with the interaction between the aviation environment and human physiological and psychological systems. It is a specialised subset of the wider field of occupational medicine.

Our main emphasis is on understanding the implications of exposure to the flight environment on human performance. As such, we are fundamentally concerned with health consequences in pilots, aircrew and aircraft passengers.

We conduct a range of training and research activities in aviation medicine.

Suzy and David at the 2016 AsMA conference in Atlantic City

Head of Unit

Professor David Newman

Email: David.Newman@monash.edu

Aviation Medicine Program Manager

Mrs Suzy Stewart

Email: Suzy.Stewart@monash.edu

Suzy and David at the 2016 AsMA conference in
Atlantic City, USA

Advisory Board

The Aviation Medicine Unit’s Advisory Board helps to ensure that the Aviation Medicine Unit continues to offer innovative, relevant and appropriate training in aviation medicine and industry-relevant research outputs. The membership of the 8-person advisory board is made up of graduates of the Aviation Medicine Unit’s training programs. They combine expertise in aviation medicine with a range of  other specialist areas. The current members consist of academic medical practitioners, designated aviation medicine examiners, medical specialists, general practitioners and aviation medicine specialists working in the global aviation industry.

Dr Thomas Chong

Dr Christine Dunn

Dr Jane George

Dr Mark Loeffler

Dr Simon May

Dr Raveen Purba

Dr Sean Runacres

Dr Alicia Tucker