Ian has over 20 years international professional experience in health, safety and improvement within military, mining, rail, oil & gas and utilities. His work draws on his background in the military, the resources sector, utilities, rail industries and with elite sporting organisations.
Ian has worked with major mining companies to develop fatigue risk management strategies and systems requiring the quantification, analysis and interpretation of multiple data streams to support health, safety, financial strength and productivity. Ian has led and guided projects all over the world including Mozambique, South Africa, Canada, USA, Australia and Mongolia.
He is currently the Director of Melius Consulting/Sleep4Performance and has recently completed a PhD with the University of Western Australia (UWA), where he worked with elite sporting organisations/athletes to optimise performance. Ian is highly sought after with professional athletes, working with Olympic and elite athletes with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and professional teams in Super Rugby, Basketball, Australian Rules Football (AFL) and martial arts (judo, boxing, grappling).
He is an ultra-runner and has completed the Leadville 100 mile, a continuous off-road foot race in the Colorado Rockies where he ran for 27 hrs 42mins. He has completed numerous mountain ultra-runs in Australia and is a Brazilian jiu jitsu practitioner.
Ian is a regular speaker/chair at universities and international conferences in mining, transport, sports performance and physiology. He regularly contributes to media articles such as with the Australian Financial Review. He has also been featured on the health report on ABC radio, ABC radio national and numerous podcasts. Ian has appeared on ABC television, Channel 7, 9 and 10 in Australia. He was a TEDx Perth speaker in 2017. He has co-authored technical reports, guidelines for industry organisations and authored a number of scientific articles and is a regular reviewer for scientific peer-reviewed journals.