Assoc Prof. Dr John Schneider
Occupational Health FFOM RCP (I), CPMSIA

Dr John Schneider holds memberships of the Australian College of Tropical Medicine and Safety Institute of Australia.  He is a Fellow of both the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and Irish Faculty of Occupational Medicine, for whom he was their examination coordinator for the Middle East and is currently a member of their examination committee.


He graduated in medicine from Queensland University and obtained a Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety from Curtain University.  He practiced initially as a family physician and later as a consultant in Occupational Medicine in northern Australia, mainly in the mining and agricultural sector and their associated service industries.


From 2005 until 2013 he worked at the Institute of Public Health, UAE University, lecturing in Occupational Medicine to both undergraduate and postgraduate and vocational students. His main areas of interest are Occupational Health in rural and remote worksites, Workplace Rehabilitation, Ergonomics in particular work in hot environments, and postgraduate education in Occupational Medicine.     




Professional consultancy in the area of Occupational Health and Safety, and provision of Occupational Medical Services to numerous government, and private businesses in Australia and overseas Including: -


BMA Coal – Norwich Park, Goonyella/Riverside, Saraji, Broadmeadows and South Walker coal mines; Thiess Mining – Burton, Collinsville, Newlands, South Walker coal mines; Xstrata Mining – Oaky Creek and Oaky North underground coal mines; MIM - Newlands coal mine, Mount Isa copper mine & lead smelter; Anglo-Australian Coal – Moranbah North coal mine; Kaltim Prima Coal – Kalimantan Indonesia; Ross Mining – Yandan, Wiralee gold mines; Brambles Industrial Services; Hastings Deering; P&H Minepro; Clough Engineering; Leightons Contractors; G&S Engineering; Transfield Services Mackay; REB Engineering; Mackay Sugar; CSR; Tubemakers Australia; Austchrome; United Gonninen Australia; BP Petroleum; Mobil Oil; Australia Post; Telstra; Queensland Rail;  Mackay City Council; CFMEU; Health Authority of Abu Dhabi; John’s Hopkins Medical - Tawam Hospital Al Ain UAE, etc.)


Medico-Legal and Independent Impairment and Disability Assessments for several insurance companies, worker’s compensation authorities, solicitors, private independent medical evaluation companies, and rehabilitation providers.


Training Provider (OHS): Dubai Petroleum; Emirates Airlines; Abu Dhabi National Oil Company; Emirates National Oil Company; Petroleum Development Oman; Qatar Petroleum; Rasgas, Qatar; Parsons Brinckerhoff, UAE (NEBOSH Diploma, training provider); Shell, Middle East and Africa.


Medical Assessment Tribunal Member, Q Comp, Queensland.  (2003 -5, 2015- current).