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Top aerospace medicine specialist makes finals in Space Awards

One of Australia’s top aerospace medicine specialists and University of Tasmania academic has been named a finalist in this year’s Australian Space Awards.

Associate Professor of Aerospace Medicine Dr Gordon Cable (pictured) is among the finalists in this year’s Academic of the Year category.

Dr Cable teaches a postgraduate unit in space medicine, as part of the Tasmanian School of Medicine’s Healthcare of Remote and Extreme Environments Program.

His expertise in the field includes holding multiple Fellowships of professional aerospace organisations in Australia and overseas. In 2015 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for contributions to aerospace medicine.

In addition to his teaching career, Dr Cable is a senior aviation medical officer for the Australian Defence Force and is concurrently Head of Aerospace Medicine Training at the RAAF Institute of Aviation Medicine.

He is also Space Medicine and Life Sciences Lead within the Office of the Chief Technical Officer on secondment from RAAF at the Australian Space Agency since July 2020.

Dr Cable holds a clinical academic appointment at the University of Adelaide.

Winners in the 2021 Australian Space Awards program will be announced at a gala dinner in Sydney on June 4.

Published on: 26 May 2021 1:41pm