Adam Fletcher, PhD, GAICD

Adam Fletcher, PhD, GAICD
CEO & Principal Consultant
  • Expert advice on all aspects of Fatigue Management approaches and systems
  • Advice on workforce effectiveness outcomes related to technology changes 
  • Development of metrics and prediction models for workforce fatigue
  • Facilitation of risk-based workshops related to Fatigue Management 
  • Development of corporate Fatigue Risk Management strategy
  • Expert witness reports and involvement in legal proceedings

Dr Adam Fletcher is recognised internationally as a pioneer of risk-based Fatigue Management within workplaces. He provides independent expert advice to government and industry clients in a range of sectors including aviation & aerospace, rail & road transport, emergency & essential services, healthcare, mining, maritime, oil & gas as well as utilities.

Dr Fletcher founded Integrated Safety Support in 2006 in order to translate the scientific and medical understanding of human sleep, work and fatigue into practical solutions for real-world application. By combining an understanding of 24-hour work contexts, risk engineering and human performance, his work leads to measurable benefits for safety, productivity and compliance.

Adam was previously employed as a Research Psychologist working for the US Army at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. His work was funded by a program aimed at better understanding how sleep deprivation affects operational performance and safety. Before working in the US, Adam was a Senior Research Fellow at the University of South Australia’s Centre for Sleep Research. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree (with Honours) from the University of Adelaide and a research PhD from the University of South Australia.

Example organisations that Dr Fletcher has worked with include: Air France, Airservices, Babcock International Group, BHP Billiton, Boeing, BP, Chevron, Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Exxon Mobil, Flinders Ports, Honeywell, NASA, the Qantas Group, Rio Tinto, Rotterdam Maritime Pilots, the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Scandinavian Air Ambulance, South Australian Ambulance Service, Transport Canada, Virgin Australia, Zurich.


"For ten years we have been working internationally with Adam and the rest of the ISS team. They have directly supported the development of Zurich’s fatigue risk profiling methods, which measurably improve safety, insurance costs and reputation for our customers."

Grant JensenZurich Chief Risk Engineering Officer, Asia Pacific


"Integrated Safety Support are an essential contributor to our global fatigue management strategy and system. They have provided invaluable content for our training courses, completed advanced statistical analysis of data they helped us collect, and much more. Projects are always delivered professionally, on time, and on budget."

Captain Simon David StewartSafety Director, Mission Critical Services Babcock International Group


"In partnership with Integrated Safety Support, Airservices have built the most globally advanced system for managing human fatigue risks in Air Traffic Control. Our data-driven approach constantly works to maintain and enhance safety, while protecting operational flexibility."

Dr Claire MarrisonManager of Strategy, Systems & Analysis Airservices


"Adam Fletcher has been an invaluable contributor to the IPIECA/IOGP industry Fatigue Management workshops in Brazil, South Africa and Australia. In addition, the ISS team have generously provided insights and experience that significantly contributed to all of our current industry publications on Fatigue Risk Management."

Artemis KostareliManager - Health IPIECA/IOGP