Ms Natasha Heap


Ms Natasha Heap
NameMs Natasha Heap
Email Addressnatasha.heap@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleLecturer (Aviation)
QualificationsBA Macquarie, MPhil JCU
DepartmentSchool of Business
AffiliationsSchool of Humanities and Communication
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1272-7245
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Biography

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. She is now a Lecturer in Aviation at the University of Southern Queensland, bringing a wealth of industry experience to the tertiary sector and is driven to connect 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 a Master of Philosophy in Biological Anthropology from James Cook University. Her research focus is on historic aviation, aviation archaeology, biological anthropology, dental anthropology, forensic anthropology and archaeology, with a current focus on the application of forensic archaeological methods in the area of air accident investigation.

Employment

PositionOrganisationFromTo
LecturerUniversity of Southern Queensland20202023

Expertise

Biological Anthropology

Aviation

Archaeology

Forensic Archaeology

Bioarchaeology

Historic Aviation

Aviation Archaeology

Teaching

AVN1104 Introduction to Human Factors

AVN3101 ADvanced Human Factors in Aviation

Fields of Research

  • 430102. Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Americas
  • 430399. Historical studies not elsewhere classified
  • 440103. Biological (physical) anthropology
BA
Macquarie
2019
MPhil
JCU
2022

Bioarchaeology of Disaster Beyond Death: Resilience and Survivability in the post-earthquake Graeco-Roman site of Kourion in Cyprus

Blessing, Sarah, Heap, Natasha, Fether, Delanie, La Valley, Anna La, Given, Michael and Kyriakou, Xenia. 2023. "Bioarchaeology of Disaster Beyond Death: Resilience and Survivability in the post-earthquake Graeco-Roman site of Kourion in Cyprus." Blessing, Sarah, Heap, Natasha and Kyriakou, Xenia (ed.) 50th Annual North American Meeting of the Palaeopathology Association . Reno, United States 17 - 19 Apr 2023 United States.

The Kourion Hook Incisor: a new nonmetric dental trait

Heap, Natasha, Blessing, Sarah, Given, Michael and Kyriakou, Xenia. 2023. "The Kourion Hook Incisor: a new nonmetric dental trait." The 3rd annual meeting of the Mediterranean Archaeology Australasian Research Community (MAARC 2023). 13 - 15 Feb 2023 Australia.

Secondary burial practice at megalithic jar site 1, Plain of Jars Laos

O'Reilly, Dougald, Shewan, Louise, Luangkoth, Thonglith, Domett, Kate, Halcrow, Siân, Khamphouvong, Mailo, Butphachit, Amphai, Sayavongkhamdy, Thongsa and Heap, Natasha. 2023. "Secondary burial practice at megalithic jar site 1, Plain of Jars Laos." Asian Archaeology. 7, p. 105–117. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41826-023-00067-3

The Flying Fashionista: the Short, Pioneering Flying Career of Ivy Hassard (nee Pearce), 1934-36

Heap, Natasha. 2022. "The Flying Fashionista: the Short, Pioneering Flying Career of Ivy Hassard (nee Pearce), 1934-36." The Aviation Historian. 38, pp. 34-43.

The dentition of the people of Iron Age Non Ban Jak

Heap, Natasha J.. 2022. The dentition of the people of Iron Age Non Ban Jak. Masters Thesis Master of Philosophy . James Cook University . https://doi.org/10.25903/n5n7-7238

Reading the Siloam inscription as narrative

Llewelyn, Stephen, Heap, Natasha and Wrathall, Alexandra. 2019. "Reading the Siloam inscription as narrative." Journal for the Study of the Old Testament. 43 (3), pp. 343-358. https://doi.org/10.1177/0309089217702887

Lieutenant Colonial Ignatius Bertram Norris [Website post]

Heap, Natasha. 2021. "Lieutenant Colonial Ignatius Bertram Norris [Website post]." Fromelles Association of Australia.

Bioarchaeological Analysis of the Human Osteological Material

Kyriakou, X. and Heap, N.. 2024. "Bioarchaeological Analysis of the Human Osteological Material ." Given, M., Mavromatis, C. and Gabrieli, R. (ed.) City and Cemetery: Excavations at Kourion's Amathus Gate Cemetery, Cyprus. The Excavtions of Danielle A. Parks. Volume 2: Human Skeletal Remains, Ecofacts, and Artifacts. United States. American Society of Overseas Research .

The role of forensic archaeology in the investigation of air crash sites

Heap, Natasha J. and Kyriakou, Xenia. 2023. "The role of forensic archaeology in the investigation of air crash sites." 11th European Meeting on Forensic Archaeology . Madrid, Spain 28 - 29 Sep 2023

Our black box obsession: air accident investigation in popular culture

Heap, Natasha. 2023. "Our black box obsession: air accident investigation in popular culture." Aviation Cultures Mk VII: Flying High. Aviation in Popular Culture. 21 - 22 Jul 2023