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C-MARC: Curtin Monash Accident Research Centre

C-MARC Board of Directors

C-MARC as a stand-alone research centre, reports to a Board comprising:

  • an independent Chair;
  • a community representative;
  • the Deputy Vice Chancellors of Research from the Curtin and Monash Universities;
  • the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Health Sciences from Curtin University;
  • the Director of the Monash University Accident Research Centre;
  • a representative from Main Roads WA;
  • a representative from the Department of Transport; and
  • a representative from Police.

The Director of C-MARC and the Director, Governance and Finance of the Road Safety Commission are both ex-officio members of the Board.

The Board has overall responsibility for determining the activities of C-MARC, including the development of its strategic plan, the scope of its research program, its budget and its staffing structure. The Board is accountable for ensuring that the Centre meets its obligations to all key stake holders and is also accountable for C-MARC’s on-going growth and performance.

C-MARC Board Membership

Professor Patrick Garnet
Professor Patrick Garnett (Chair)

Professor Garnett is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, a Companion of Engineers Australia and was awarded the Royal Australian Chemical Institute Chemical Education Division Medal in 2000.

He has also served on numerous state and national committees and boards including the Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health, the Minerals Research Advisory Committee and the CRC for Broadband Telecommunications Networks.

Since his retirement he has undertaken several higher education consultancies and currently chairs the Board of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority and the Edith Cowan College Board.
Andrew Lee
Andrew Lee
Director Strategy, Policy and Governance, Department of Transport

Andrew Lee is Director Strategy, Policy and Governance with the Driver and Vehicle Services section of the Department of Transport, with responsibilities for policy and legislation, business planning and strategy, knowledge management; and a range of compliance and governance functions including prosecution, investigations, oversight of contractors, risk management, audit, and business continuity. He represents WA on the Austroads Registration and Licensing Taskforce and is a deputy member of the Road Safety Council. Andrew’s State Government experience includes senior roles managing regulatory reforms with the Department of Commerce, particularly COAG projects; and with the Departments of Child Protection and Communities. He has also served as senior adviser to a State Minister and Commonwealth Shadow Minister.

Andrew has a PhD in History from the Australian National University.

Paul Nichols
Paul Nichols
Director, Strategic Projects (R&D- Curtin University)

Paul has responsibility for supporting research activity in the ICT & Emerging Technology research focus domain for the university which includes research in radio-astronomy (including the SKA), supercomputing, spatial sciences, the use of technology in education, information systems, building information modelling (BIM), pattern recognition and anomaly detection, remote sensing, and the interface between culture & technology. Paul also has responsibility for ensuring that appropriate policies and procedures are in place in terms establishing, governance and monitoring of Curtin University Research Institutes and Centres. He also collaborates with other research institutions in Western Australia to procure research infrastructure that will support high quality research and development and more importantly, high impact outcomes for the Western Australian community.

Paul has spent the last 10 months as the Acting Executive Director of iVEC; an unincorporated joint venture of the 4 Western Australian public universities and CSIRO. This role included responsibility for establishment of the Pawsey Centre facility and preparing iVEC for the operation of the Magnus supercomputer funded by both the Western Australian Government (operations) and the Australian Governments $80m Super-Science initiative (infrastructure).

Paul was previously Director Strategic Projects at the Scitech Science Centre in Perth, Western Australia

Associate Professor Judith Charlton
Associate Professor Judith Charlton
Acting Director, Monash University Accident Research Centre

Associate Professor Judith Charlton (BED, MSc, PhD) is Acting Director, Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC), where she leads the Behavioural Safety Science research team. Jude also coordinates the Postgraduate Studies Program in the Monash Injury Research Institute at Monash University (MIRI). Jude is a behavioural scientist with expertise in ageing, cognitive neuroscience education, and developmental psychology and is a registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. Jude has extensive research experience in the safe mobility of vulnerable road users and her team has international recognition for their research on older drivers, fitness-to-drive, and the effects of medical conditions on driving and child occupant safety. Since joining MUARC in 2000, Jude has authored over 100 publications on road safety issues.

David Moyses
David Moyses
Manager Road Safety Branch, Main Roads WA

David currently holds the position of Manager Road Safety Branch with Main Roads WA. He has over 23 years of experience at Main Roads working in various areas including Road Design, Traffic Management, Road Asset Management, and Road Safety. Prior to his current role, David was employed as the Senior Road Safety Investigator where he managed crash investigations across the state. In 2008, David attended the Austroads Road Safety Tour of Europe, meeting with Road Safety experts from Norway, Sweden, Netherlands and France. He is an accredited Senior Road Safety Auditor and Crash Investigator within WA and has been involved with developing Safe System Audit processes, Road Safety policies and strategies for Main Roads. He is currently managing the development of a Road Safety Management System aligned with the International Standard (ISO 39001) for the agency to ensure optimal road safety outcomes across the state. He is the WA representative on the Austroads Road Safety Taskforce for the Safe Roads & Roadsides theme group where one project he is project managing is the development of a National Safe System Assessment Framework.

Professor Torbjorn Falkmer
Professor Torbjorn Falkmer
Dean, Research and Graduate Studies
Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University

Torbjorn is a Professor in Disability Sciences at the School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work, Curtin University. He personally established and led The Curtin Autism Research Group (CARG), which is a team of more than 100 researchers who use a wide range of methods and approaches to investigate and support people on the autism spectrum and their families. He completed his PhD in Medicine in 2001 at Linkoping University in Sweden. During the period 2001-2010 he received competitive research funding in Sweden and from the European Union. For example, he was the Evaluation Manager of TRAINER and SAFEWAY2SCHOOL (SW2S), both three year projects with multimillion Euro budgets. He participated in 5 other multimillion Euro projects prior to relocating to Perth, WA where he received a competitive and prestigious Research Fellowship at Curtin University, School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work taken up in 2010. In addition, he is the Program Director of program 3 of the Autism CRC, the Director of the Autism Academy of Software Quality Assurance (AASQA) and the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences at Curtin University. He has authored >280 research publications, ranging from peer-reviewed journal articles (28 in 2016) and reports >140, book chapters 13, other scientific published material 125. His research could broadly be divided into two areas: 1) Transport mobility for people with disabilities, and 2) autism-related research.