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Biography: Aedrian BekkerAedrian Bekker

Aedrian is a registered clinical psychologist by profession. He has spent the past 17 yrs applying scalable, psychological solutions in complex, heavily regulated industries. These have included nuclear, pharmaceutical, utilities, defence and, of course, aviation. Within this sector, Aedrian has worked and with all aspects of the operation including senior management, cabin crew, engineers, the ramp, unions - and his favourite community, pilots! He also designed and delivered the award winning Beyond the Flight Deck programme for British Airways a safety focussed initiative to connect pilots with customer experience. 

Along with Prof Rob Bor, Aedrian founded the Centre for Aviation Psychology just over a year ago. Their ambition is to create a centre of excellence and service focusing on mental health and resilience in aviation – and with a particular focus on pilots. 

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Understanding Mental, Physical and Substance Abuse Disorders


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Tools, Programs and Best Practices.

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Prevention, Implementation and Measuring Success.

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Rights, Regulations and Roles.

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We would like to acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada for this initiative through the Search and Rescue New Initiative Fund (SAR NIF).