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Boothby-Edwards Award: Ian Hosegood

July 01, 2022

Boothby-Edwards Award: Ian Hosegood

Established in memory of Walter M. Boothby, M.D., pioneer aviation medicine researcher, and Howard K. Edwards, M.D., clinical practitioner of aviation medicine, this award is presented annually for outstanding research and/or clinical practice directed at the promotion of health and prevention of disease in professional airline pilots. (The separate Boothby and Edwards Awards were given annually 1961–73, and then alternately until 1985.) Sponsored by Harvey W. Watt and Company.

An Australian man with pale grey hair in a white shirt and dark grey jacket and tie is shown.Ian Hosegood, M.B.B.S., FRACGP, FRACMA, FACAsM, D.Av.Med., PGDipOEM, is the 2022 recipient of the Boothby-Edwards Award for his consistent outstanding contributions in the field of pilot health. He is an experienced Aviation Medicine Specialist and has specialist qualifications in Family Medicine, Occupational Medicine, and Medical Management. His entry to aviation medicine was through the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) where he held various senior roles including time at the Institute of Aviation Medicine and an exchange posting to the UK where he completed his Diploma in Aviation Medicine at Farnborough. Subsequent roles have included Vice President of Clinical Services at Emirates Airlines, Principal Medical Officer at the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority and General Manager Health Services with the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
   Dr. Hosegood is the currently Director of Medical Services with Qantas Airlines based in Sydney, Australia. He teaches Aviation Medicine on various courses and holds an Assistant Professor position at Bond University. One of his areas of special interest in is aircrew fatigue risk management (FRMS). During his time at Emirates, Ian was involved in the establishment of FRMS. He is the current chair of the Qantas FRMS committee. He is currently one of the researchers behind the so-called Qantas Airlines’ Project Sunrise on ultra-long-haul flights. While at CASA he established the Expert Panel on Aircra 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 was also deeply involved with 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.
   In 1990 Dr. Hosegood received his Medical Bachelor, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the University of Queensland; in 1996 he earned his Fellowship Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP); and in 1998 he earned his Diploma in Aviation Medicine (UK) - London Royal College of Physicians. He earned a Post-graduate Diploma in Occupational
and Environmental Health (PGDipOEH) – Monash University, and Medal of academic excellence in 2008. He was awarded his Fellowship of the Australasian College of Aerospace Medicine (FACAsM) in 2012 and the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administration (FRACMA) in 2013.
   Dr. Hosegood is a Board member of the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine, as well as the Australasian Medical Review Officer Association. He is a member of the IATA Medical Advisory Group (MAG); Immediate Past President and on Executive Council of the International Airline Medical Association (IAMA – formerly Airline Medical Director’s Association); a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Flight Safety Foundation panel on Fatigue in ULR Ops; a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners and the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators; and an Academician of the International Association of Aerospace Medicine (IAASM).
   Dr. Hosegood has received many awards and honors including the Australian Service Medal, United Nations Medal, Australian Active Service Medal, Australian Defence Medal, and the National Emergency Medal (RFDS), He was the 2016 recipient of the George J. Kidera Award from IAMA.