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- Geography and Environmental Management, Faculty of Environment (supporting the Geography and Aviation program)
Dr. Kearns is an aviation academic with a focus on education and optimizing pilot performance. Her research explores how to optimize the next generation of aviation professionals (NGAP) by analyzing processes to attract people to the field of aviation, optimizing and innovating the traditional education pathway, and improving the retention of professionals within the field. She is a former airplane and helicopter pilot and is internationally recognized within the aviation industry.
Dr. Kearns supervises graduate students within masters and doctoral programs in Geography. Her students have been exploring questions associated with diversity and aviator resiliency within the air transport sector. She also co-supervises students studying other disciplines, who are pursuing aviation-related work.