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Ms Natasha Heap

Ms Natasha Heap
Name Natasha Heap
Position Associate Lecturer (Aviation)
Section School of Business
Office A332
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4343
Extension 4343
Qualifications BA Macquarie
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Natasha Heap has been involved in the aviation industry for over 20 years. After receiving her commercial pilot licence in 1998 at the Royal Newcastle Aero Club she has worked as a flight instructor, charter pilot, search and rescue pilot and a Training Captain for QantasLink – Australia’s largest regional airline. Natasha has always had a passion for teaching, holding both a flight instructor rating and a Certificate VI in Training and Assessment. She has taught throughout her career – both in the aircraft and on the ground, in particular being involved in the QantasLink Training Department delivering and writing such courses as Crew Resource Management, Emergency Procedures, both initial and recurrent, in accordance with CAO 20.11, and Dangerous Goods Awareness. Natasha brings a wealth of industry experience and is driven to connect the theoretical approaches to a practical application in the industry. Natasha’s research interests are multidisciplinary. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Ancient History from Macquarie University and is completing a Master of Philosophy in Biological Anthropology and Bioarchaeology at James Cook University. Her research focus is on historic aviation, aviation archaeology, biological anthropology, dental anthropology, paleopathology, medical history.

Research interests
Historical Aviation, Aviation Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Bioarchaeology, Human Osteology, Medical History

Professional memberships
Member of the Australian Federation of Air Pilots
Member of the Australasian Society for Human Biology
Member of the Australian Historical Association
Member of the Australian Archaeological Association

Industry affiliations
Member of the Australasian Women in Ancient World Studies
Member of the Aviation Historical Society of Australia
Member of the Rundle Foundation of Egyptian Archaeology

Currently teaching courses/programs
AVN1106 Aviation Safety Systems
AVN3102 Safety Management Systems
HIS1001 Australian Colonies to Federation, 1788-1901 (tutor)

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
2 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
8 Years

Research most recent
Heap, N., (in press). Ivy May Pearce. The Aviation Historian, 38.

Llewelyn, S., Heap, N., & Wrathall, A. (2019). Reading the Siloam inscription as narrative. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 43(3), 343–358.

Publications in ePrints

Heap, Natasha ORCID: (2022) The Flying Fashionista: the Short, Pioneering Flying Career of Ivy Hassard (nee Pearce), 1934-36. The Aviation Historian, 38. pp. 34-43. ISSN 2051-1930

Heap, Natasha ORCID: (2021) Lieutenant Colonial Ignatius Bertram Norris [Website post]. Fromelles Association of Australia.

Llewelyn, Stephen and Heap, NatashaORCID: and Wrathall, Alexandra (2019) Reading the Siloam inscription as narrative. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 43 (3). pp. 343-358. ISSN 0309-0892