David Doull is a Human Factors and Risk Management specialist, with over 25 years of experience in high-risk industries in the areas of operational and management roles. He spent nine years in the healthcare industry where he started as a paramedic, and 16 years in the aviation industry, first as a pilot and later as a Human Factors Specialist.
Within healthcare, David gained experience in emergency service operations, medical care, and helicopter emergency service management within South Africa. As a pilot, he gained experience in training, charter, and flying doctor service operations within South Africa. David also flew in Afghanistan under contract to the US Department of State and, for ten years, was in short and long-range airline operations at South African Airways (SAA).
David managed SAA’s human factors and CRM (Crew Resource Management) training and led major safety incident investigations. Through his involvement in the safety department, when applying the ICAO Annex 13 standard, he dealt with international safety agencies, aircraft manufacturers, regulating authorities, unions, academics and large investigation teams.
David holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Medical Care from the Durban University of Technology, a Masters Degree in Human Factors in Aviation with Coventry University (UK) and is currently undergoing certification to apply systems engineering to safety and risk management.