Mr John Vincent

Mr John Vincent

Casual Academic

Bachelor Aeronautical Engineering (Hons UNSW), FRAeS, GAICD

School of Aviation

Spanning a professional career of more than 40 years, my airline engineering and maintenance experience includes more than 25 years in executive, general and accountable airworthiness management roles in large airline Engineering and Maintenance organisations.

I’m an Aeronautical Engineer, having worked in airline technical services (structures and systems), aircraft performance, fleet assessment and aircraft acceptance/delivery roles. I’ve filled senior engineering, maintenance, fleet development, safety, quality and risk management roles including holding various National Aviation Authority (CASA) approvals and have led the Engineering and the Maintenance businesses of Air Pacific in Fiji, and Ansett Australia and Qantas Airways Ltd in Australia.

My main career focal areas have been business strategy, business process improvement, change management, governance, regulatory compliance, operational and occupational safety systems, risk management, leadership development, employee engagement/communication and relationship management.

In addition to my role with the UNSW School of Aviation - offering a post graduate course in Airworthiness for Transport Category Aircraft - I have been a Board Director of the Qantas Foundation Memorial Ltd from 2011 to 2023 (Chair 2014-2021), the parent company of Qantas Founders Museum Longreach, Queensland; Past-President and Councillor of the Royal Aeronautical Society Australian Division Inc (RAeSAD) from 2010 to 2023; and Committee member of the RAeSAD Sydney Branch since 2010.

  • Journal articles | 2023
    Docherty AR; Mullins N; Ashley-Koch AE; Qin X; Coleman JRI; Shabalin A; Kang JE; Murnyak B; Wendt F; Adams M; Campos AI; DiBlasi E; Fullerton JM; Kranzler HR; Bakian AV; Monson ET; Rentería ME; Walss-Bass C; Andreassen OA; Behera C; Bulik CM; Edenberg HJ; Kessler RC; John Mann J; Nurnberger JI; Pistis G; Streit F; Ursano RJ; Polimanti R; Dennis M; Garrett M; Hair L; Harvey P; Hauser ER; Hauser MA; Huffman J; Jacobson D; Madduri R; McMahon B; Oslin DW; Trafton J; Awasthi S; Berrettini WH; Bohus M; Chang X; Chen HC; Chen WJ; Christensen EDMD; Crow S; Duriez P; Edwards AC; Fernández-Aranda F; Galfalvy H; Gandal M; Gorwood P; Guo Y; Hafferty JD; Hakonarson H; Halmi KA; Hishimoto A; Jain S; Jamain S; Jiménez-Murcia S; Johnson C; Kaplan AS; Kaye WH; Keel PK; Kennedy JL; Kim M; Klump KL; Levey DF; Li D; Liao SC; Lieb K; Lilenfeld L; Marshall CR; Mitchell JE; Okazaki S; Otsuka I; Pinto D; Powers A; Ramoz N; Ripke S; Roepke S; Rozanov V; Scherer SW; Schmahl C; Sokolowski M; Starnawska A; Strober M; Su MH; Thornton LM; Treasure J; Ware EB; Watson HJ; Witt SH; Blake Woodside D; Yilmaz Z; Zillich L; Adolfsson R, 2023, 'GWAS Meta-Analysis of Suicide Attempt: Identification of 12 Genome-Wide Significant Loci and Implication of Genetic Risks for Specific Health Factors', American Journal of Psychiatry, 180, pp. 723 - 738,

My Teaching

Currently offering a post graduate course in Airworthiness for Transport Category Aircraft, AVIA 5039 in Trimester 1.