Dr. Christopher J. Brooks
» Reappointed to a part-time term of two years on July 1, 2021.
Dr. Christopher Brooks is a physician, scientist and inventor. Dr. Brooks has 50 years of experience as a physician in the navy, in industry and in private practice. He holds a Fellowship in Occupational Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians in London and a Diploma in Aviation Medicine from Farnborough, UK. His background includes a wide range of positions such as medical officer onboard a nuclear submarine, flight surgeon, commanding officer for the Royal Canadian Navy at Stadacona Hospital in Halifax, and command surgeon for both the Canadian Air Command and the Canadian Maritime Command. For 11 years, he was the Director of R&D at Survival Systems Ltd., Dartmouth, N.S., where he introduced emergency breathing systems into helicopters for the Canadian offshore oil industry. Currently, he is a consultant in occupational medicine for the Transportation Safety Board of Canada and the Department of National Defence. Among the awards Dr. Brooks has received are the Order of Military Merit, Queen's Jubilee Medal and the Canadian General Standards Board's highest achievement award for his work on survival suits and life jackets. In addition, he has published over 70 books, reports and papers on occupational health and safety issues.