Thomas G. Dobie, OBE MB ChB, MD, PhD, DSc, MFOM(RCP), MIAASM, FRAeS, FCMI, CCBT

Professor
Group Captain, Royal Air Force (Retired)Dobie

Contact

Office: EN 931
Phone: 504-280-7482
Email: tdobie@uno.edu

Education and Honorary Memberships

  • DOCTOR of MEDICINE (MD) - University of Leeds (UK), by research thesis, 1974.
    Title: “Airsickness during Flying Training”. A research program into various aspects of motion sickness, resulting in a successful cognitive-behavioral method of managing aircrew grounded with intractable airsickness, and an in-depth investigation of cupulometry.
  • DOCTOR of PHILOSOPHY (PhD) - University of Leeds (UK), by research thesis, 1992.
    Title: “Indirect Measurement of Cardiac Output in Man”. A research program to investigate, evaluate and develop an indirect respiratory method of measuring cardiac output in man.
  • DOCTOR of SCIENCE (DSc) – University of Leeds (UK), by research thesis, 2005.
    Title: “Motion Effects on the Human Body”. Volume I: Published Work and Current Research. Volume II: Motion Sickness – A Motion Adaptation Syndrome.
  • BACHELOR of MEDICINE and BACHELOR of SURGERY (MB ChB) - University of Leeds, (UK), 1950.
    University and School of Medicine, Leeds, 1940-1942 & 1946-1950.
    (During 1942 to 1946, volunteer WW II operational pilot in Europe, India and Burma).
  • Member of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians (MFOM [RCP]).
  • Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS).
  • Full member of the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine (MIAASM).
  • Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI).
  • Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CCBT).

Present Appointments

  • PROFESSOR & DIRECTOR and HUMAN ENGINEERING HEAD NATIONAL BIODYNAMICS LABORATORY, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    1 October 1996 to present.
  • PROFESSOR - RESEARCH in MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, COLLEGE of ENGINEERING, University of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
  • CLINICAL PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT of PSYCHOLOGY, University of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
  • ADJUNCT PROFESSOR in the DEPARTMENT of CELL BIOLOGY and ANATOMY, Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
  • PRINCIPAL RESEARCH FELLOW, SCHOOL of BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES, University of Leeds, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, UK.
  • LECTURER in HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING to Graduate and Undergraduate Courses in NAVAL ARCHITECTURE and MARINE ENGINEERING at University of New Orleans.
  • SCIENTIFIC REVIEWER as required: Journal of Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine, Journal of Perceptual Motor Skills, Psychological Reports

Awards

  • Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
  • GREEN ENDORSEMENT – Pilot’s Flying Log Book, December, 1945
    “F/Lt Dobie is commended for having flown under the difficult conditions peculiar to South East Asia 500 hours without an avoidable accident.
    Signed, RW Niblett, G/Capt.”
  • FOX LINTON MEMORIAL AWARD
    "Awarded for contribution to safety in flight; aircrew emergency procedures and the investigation of flying accidents involving injury"
  • NATO CERTIFICATE
    "In recognition and appreciation of services rendered to the Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, October 1967 to March 1972"
  • ARNOLD D. TUTTLE AWARD of the AEROSPACE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 1992
    Presented for "Original research toward the solution of a problem in aerospace medicine and published in the Journal of Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine"
  • LETTER of COMMENDATION
    NAVAL BIODYNAMICS LABORATORY, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 19 June 1992
  • THE THOMAS G. DOBIE SCIENCE SEMINARS
    established by the US Navy in June 1992 at the NAVAL BIODYNAMICS LABORATORY, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Memberships

  • British Cardiac Society (UK).
  • Royal Society of Medicine (UK)
  • Yorkshire Thoracic Society (UK)
  • Aerospace Medical Association (USA)
  • Aerospace Medical Association, Life Sciences and Biomedical Engineering Branch (USA)
  • Aerospace Human Factors Association (USA)
  • Professional Member of the American Society for Engineering Education (USA)
  • Founding Member of the University of New Orleans Beta Lambda Chapter of: Phi Beta Delta, Honors Society for International Scholars (USA)

Research Interests and Selected Recent Publications

  • Dobie, T.G. (2010).
    An Approach to Motion Sickness. Opening Guest Speaker at HPAS 2010 an International Conference on Human Performance at Sea, held at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, 16-18 June, 2010.
  • Flanagan, M.B., May, J.G., Dobie, T.G. (2004).
    The Role of Vection, Eye Movements and Postural Instability in the Etiology of Motion Sickness. Journal of Vestibular Research, 14:335-346.
  • Dobie, T.G., May, J.G., Flanagan, M.B. (2003).
    The Influence of Visual Reference on Stance and Walking on a Moving Surface. Aviat. Space Environ. Med., 74:838-845.