An interview with Dr. Sarita Dara, an Aerospace physician and a space medicine and human factors consultant and occupational medicine physician for Humane Factors Exponential Limited. She currently also works as a Senior Medical Officer with Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand.
Her training, qualifications and experience span Aviation and Space Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Public Health Medicine and Human Factors Engineering. She graduated with a Master of Space Sciences from the International Space University, in Strasbourg, France and has an MD in Aerospace Medicine and a PhD in Human Factors Engineering from the school of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
She has worked in various capacities as a physician, educator and researcher in India, USA, Singapore and New Zealand. Prior to coming to New Zealand, she worked as Head, Aerospace Physiology and Human Factors at Singapore Aeromedical Centre where she was actively involved in aeromedical education and simulator training for aircrew and was also a medical examiner for Civil Aviation Authorities of Singapore, New Zealand and Australia.
In this interview, we are going to learn how Sarita's passion for medicine and human factors engineering has led her to a career at the intersection of commercial human spaceflight and safety needs
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