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Senior Lecturer, UNSW Aviation, UNSW Sydney

Dr. Ian Douglas left Qantas at the beginning of 2003 and joined the strategy group of the School of Management at the University of Technology, Sydney. In 2007 he accepted a senior lectureship in Aviation Management at UNSW. Ian's research is focused on airline business model innovation, and on the impacts of economic freedom and state ownership on airline financial performance. He remains active in the aviation business, and has advised several carriers in Southeast Asia on network and commercial strategies.


  • 2007–present
    Senior Lecturer in Aviation, University of New South Wales
  • 2003–2007
    Lecturer, School of Management, UTS
  • 1977–2003
    Commercial and Corporate Planning roles, Qantas Airways Ltd


  • 2011 
    CSU, Doctor of Business Administration
  • 2002 
    USYD, Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Higher Ed)
  • 1997 
    UTS, MBA

Research Areas

  • Transport Economics (140217)
  • Business And Management (1503)