Ms Natasha Heap
|Position||Associate Lecturer (Aviation)|
|Section||School of Business|
|Phone||+61 7 3470 4343|
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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.
Historical Aviation, Aviation Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Bioarchaeology, Human Osteology, Medical History
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
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)
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. https://doi.org/10.1177/0309089217702887
Publications in ePrints
Heap, Natasha ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1272-7245 (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: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1272-7245 (2021) Lieutenant Colonial Ignatius Bertram Norris [Website post]. Fromelles Association of Australia.
Llewelyn, Stephen and Heap, NatashaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1272-7245 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