Dr Ian Hosegood

Director of Medical Services, Qantas Airways Ltd.

Ian Hosegood is currently Director of Medical Services with Qantas. Ian is a long time member of ASAM and has been involved in Aviation Medicine throughout his career including military, commercial, government and aeromedical experience. His former roles include ADF Medical Officer (RAAF), Avmed specialist and VP-Medical Services with Emirates Airlines, Principal Medical Officer at CASA and General Manager - Health Services with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (QLD).  He is an IAASM academician, a current and past member of the IATA medical advisory group (MAG) and a former representative on the ICAO Medical Provisions Study Group. He teaches Aviation Medicine on various courses and holds an Assistant Professor position at Bond University.

During his 12 years with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Ian held a variety of roles including Chief Instructor at the RAAF Institute of Aviation Medicine (IAM) in Edinburgh, South Australia.  He was awarded the UN Service Medal and the Australian Service Medal for his time in Iraq and also the Active Australian Service Medal for the East Timor operation. His operational deployments also included stints in the Solomon Islands and Malaysia and an exchange posting to the UK where he completed the Diploma in Aviation Medicine at Farnborough.

One of Ian’s areas of special interest in is aircrew fatigue risk management (FRMS). During his time at Emirates, Ian was involved in the establishment of FRMS and the management of aeromedical issues associated with ultra-long range and high capacity aircraft.  He is the current chair of the Qantas FRMS committee.  Ian also has a keen interest in crew occupational health. While at CASA he established the Expert Panel on Aircraft Air Quality (EPAAQ) and also chairs a working group within Qantas to examine this issue. While at Emirates he also introduced a system to monitor crew occupational exposure to cosmic radiation.

Ian also believes that another key health and safety consideration is the management of alcohol and other drug issues.  Whilst Principal Medical Officer (PMO) at the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Ian was integrally involved with the development of CASA’s AOD program and associated legislation. He is also an active MRO, teaches on the AMROA MRO course and is a Director of AMROA.

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