- 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).
- 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
Honors and 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
- 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)
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.