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ABOUT SUSAN

Dr Susan Michaelis is a former Australian flight instructor and airline transport (ATPL) pilot with over 5,000 flying hours, now recognised as a leading and uniquely qualified global aviation health and safety consultant and PhD researcher in the field of safety in the workplace - aircraft contaminated air supplies and hazardous substances.


UK based Dr Michaelis, holds an MSc in Air Safety and Accident Investigation and is a qualified Air Accident Investigator and has widely briefed industry, governments, military, regulators, academics, scientists, doctors, experts, lawyers and unions on the bleed air topic.


Dr Michaelis was awarded the top MSc academic award in 2017 for her work on how oil leaks past seals in turbine engines. She holds NEBOSH and COSHH qualifications in health and safety and the use of hazardous substances and is a member of IOSH and the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).

West Sussex based, Dr Michaelis is a visiting researcher at the University of Stirling, Scotland.

 

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

EDUCATION & AFFILIATIONS

  • Visiting researcher: University of Stirling, Scotland

  • PhD: Safety Science, UNSW, Australia - 'Health and Flight Safety Implications From Exposure to Contaminated Air in Aircraft' (2010)

  • MSc: Air Safety and Accident Investigation - Cranfield University, UK (2016)

  • Fundamentals of Accident Investigation: Applied Aircraft Accident Investigation, Cranfield University, UK (2011)

  • COSHH Assessor Training Course: (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) (2011)

  • NEBOSH: National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (2010)

  • B Bus (Marketing): Chisholm Institute of Technology, Victoria, Australia (1982)

PHD AND MSC

  • Michaelis, S. (2010) "Health and Flight Safety Implications from Exposure to Contaminated Air in Aircraft", UNSW, Australia UNSW PhD

  • Michaelis, S. (2016) "Implementation Of The Requirements For The Provision Of Clean Air In Crew And Passenger Compartments Using The Aircraft Bleed Air System", Cranfield University, UK. Cranfield MSc Thesis​

AVIATION EMPLOYMENT

  • 2011 to Present: Aviation Health & Safety Consultant, Michaelis Aviation Consulting.

  • 2006 – Present: Head of Research, GCAQE- Global Cabin Air Quality Executive – voluntary / p/t (2013 – 2016)

  • 2007 – 2011: Aviation Contaminated Air Consultant

  • 1989 – 1997: ATPL pilot, Australia (medically retired 1997)

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Awards

  • MSc (2016) Cranfield University Course Director’s top MSc student award, June 2017

  • CAA Sir Donald Anderson Memorial Trophy, 1988: Awarded by CAA (CASA) for academic merit towards gaining CPL.

  • GCAQE Flight Safety Award 2018

Aviation Certificates

  • Airline Transport Pilot: ATPL

 

BOOKS

 

MICHAELIS, S. (2007) "AVIATION CONTAMINATED AIR REFERENCE MANUAL"

ISBN: 9780955567209
Available to purchase in hardback: (844 pages, 2kg) = £110 + P&P

To request all inclusive quote contact Susan

PUBLISHED PAPERS

 

CONFERENCES & PRESENTATIONS