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Ian has 20 years international professional experience in health, safety and business improvement   in military, mining, rail, oil & gas, utilities. He is the Director of Melius Consulting and   Sleep4Performance and a researcher with the University of Western Australia where he has   worked with elite sporting organizations/athletes to optimize performance. Ian has led and guided   health, safety and business improvement projects in a range of diverse international locations.

Ian’s industry career has focused on the leadership of several significant projects where he utilised Lean/Six Sigma and scientific methodologies to drive a step change improvement in performance whilst ensuring sustainability through culture change. He is most interested in the relationships with other disciplines enabling productivity to deliver true value to organizations. He regularly contributes to articles within the popular media and has been featured on the health report on ABC radio, numerous podcasts and has appeared on ABC television, Channel 7, Channel 10 and Channel 9 in Australia. He has authored and co-authored a number of scientific articles and technical reports and is a regular reviewer for scientific peer reviewed journals.


Euan is an accredited specialist in Occupational Medicine and Primary Care and a WorkCover WA Approved Medical Specialist. With a Masters in Occupational Medicine, since 2001 he has worked in a range of industries including mining, oil and gas, transport and logistics, maritime, commercial diving, healthcare, retail, hospitality, armed forces and local government. He is an AMROA-accredited Medical Review Officer for Drugs and Alcohol, a Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board Authorised Health Professional, a trainer and examiner in Occupational Medicine and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Curtin University Medical School, where he sits on the curriculum design committee,  teaches on the Masters in Occupational Medicine and lectures in Health and Safety. He is a published author, regularly contributing to a UK-based Occupational Health journal, and authored a chapter on the Health, Work, and Wellbeing for the Encyclopaedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS; part of UNESCO). He is an international speaker, having presented in London, Paris, Copenhagen, and Kuala Lumpur. He sits on the Cancer Council Occupational and Environmental Cancers Committee and has sat on the steering committee for the Doctors Health Advisory Service (WA), and the state committee of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Finally, he contributes to the State’s Safe Handling of Medications Group and is on the editorial advisory panel of Australian Prescriber.

RACHEL BERRISFORD BSc(Hons), MBChB(Edin), MRCPsych/CESR(UK), GradDipOHS, Dip.Couns.

Rachel is a registered Medical Practitioner, with specialist training in mental health, and a personal and professional Coach and Counsellor. She has worked in both public and private mental health, and in the tertiary education sectors in Australia and the United Kingdom for over 20 years.

Since 2015, Rachel has worked within the field of Occupational Medicine, providing physical and psychological assessments, advice and coaching regarding the impact of work on health and vice versa to a range of industries, including oil and gas, mining, healthcare and local government. She is also an accredited Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board Authorised Health Professional. Having worked for several years in the Communication and Clinical Practice Domain at Notre Dame University Medical School, latterly as Associate Professor and Chair of the Domain, she is an excellent communicator and the researcher, author and facilitator of various Communication Skills programmes. As a health and wellbeing assessor and educator with a particular interest in workplace health and culture, Rachel provides in-house education to a variety of companies on mental health and work-culture topics and challenges.


Dr. Mallis is the President and Chief Scientist of M3 Alertness Management, LLC. She is also the Senior Science Advisor to DB&A and is a Fellow with George Mason University where her focus is on fatigue risk management. She is an international leader in fatigue and alertness research, and is a widely published author and a popular speaker with both industry and government audiences. Dr. Mallis has supported the Federal Aviation Administration, Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia, US Department of Defense, Transport Canada, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and numerous airlines and aviation companies. Dr. Mallis has been involved in defining the steps and requirements for FRMS under the FAA’s Flight Crew Duty and Rest Requirements.

Prior to founding M3 Alertness Management, Dr. Mallis was Chief Scientist for Operational and Fatigue Research at the Institutes for Behavior Resources and Director of Scientific Affairs for Alertness Solutions. From 1999 to 2005, Dr. Mallis led the NASA Fatigue Countermeasures Program at Ames Research Center, making significant contributions to safety, research, and education in the aviation and space environments. Dr. Mallis’ research has been recognized through numerous honors and awards. She is a member of numerous scientific societies, serves on a number of scientific advisory boards, and participates in many editorial activities for publications within the sleep and circadian field. Her academic credentials include a B.S. degree in Physics with Honors from Villanova University, a pre-doctoral fellowship with Dr. David Dinges at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Science from Drexel University.



Kevin Murray is a highly experienced applied biostatistician working in the fields of population health, medicine and health sciences, with continued interaction and collaboration with researchers from WA’s larger teaching hospitals and involvement in numerous population- based studies. 

Kevin currently works with the School of Population and Global Health at the University of Western Australia (UWA), and as a researcher/bio-statistical consultant for more than 20 years. Kevin has worked in applied research, pharmaceuticals and applied statistics roles in the United Kingdom and Australia. Kevin is a member of the Australasian Epidemiological Association, the Royal Statistical Society (UK), the Statistical Society Australia and the International Biometrics Society. Kevin also contributes as a statistical reviewer for several health and medical journals.


Gemma is a dedicated health and safety professional with 20 year’s project experience working in the resources, not for profit and government sectors. Gemma’s interest in health and safety began when she worked at the Paraplegic Benefit Fund, witnessing first hand the devastating impact that workplace injury can have on individuals, their family and the broader community.

Gemma spent six years working for Rio Tinto Iron Ore in a strategic health and safety and contractor management capacity. She was instrumental in designing and developing systems to support and manage the health and safety of contractors, and further specialised in fitness for work policy and programs. Gemma currently supports clients across the aviation, mining, oil and gas industries to deliver effective fatigue risk management strategies to improving the health, safety and performance of employees.


Mark Wright is a trusted Risk and Safety expert, with unique expertise in measuring critical risk controls and enabling high levels of business performance. He has a strong track record of creating sustainable cultural change by applying world class principles in critical risk management, leadership development and organisational performance.

Mark’s career has included non-executive director and senior leadership positions in over 15 countries across high risk industries such as mining, oil & gas, construction and asset management. Mark also has a strong expertise in health, safety, environmental & quality management systems, injury management and the prevention of fraud, bribery and corruption. He has partnered and learnt from the very best organisations, e.g. BHP, BP, Chevron, DuPont, Exxon Mobil, Lend Lease, Rio Tinto and Shell.

Dr Nicholas Mabbott b. psychology PhD

Dr Nicholas Mabbott is a Fatigue Risk Management Specialist with over 22 years of experience in sleep science and fatigue risk management. He has provided fatigue management training and education to more than 15 thousand personnel, and fatigue incident investigations and fatigue risk audits to organisations in oil and gas, transport, mining and a range of other sectors.

In the last eight years, he has implemented his theory on sleep timing to assist people to get to sleep within minutes and achieve a full night of sleep. Many employees are now benefitting from increased quality and length of sleep thanks to his training programs.


Emma’s background is in dentistry, qualifying as a Dental Hygienist from Curtin University in 1999, and as a Dentist from the University of Western Australia (UWA) in 2006. In addition to Melius Consulting, she currently works as a dentist in private practice in Perth and is involved with the UWA School of Dentistry as a Clinical Tutor spanning the past 10 years.

She has appeared on Australian television on behalf of the Health Insurance Fund of Australia (HIF), as well as contributing to HIF’s Healthy Lifestyle Blog for 7 years. On weekends Emma is involved with the volunteer organisation, Tzu Chi International Medical Association, to provide dental care to refugees and the homeless. Occupational health, safety, and performance is a new area in which Emma is looking to further her experience through both industry and research involvement.

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