Where We Are
C-MARC is located at 7 Parker Place, Technology Park, Bentley (Building 609) - [click here for a map]
What Is C-MARC?
The Curtin Monash Accident Research Centre (C-MARC) is a road safety research centre, which was established in 2009. Initially supported by the State Government of Western Australia, C-MARC represents a significant partnership between Curtin University and Monash University’s renowned Accident Research Centre.
Recognising that WA has unique safety issues, C-MARC has been established to:
- conduct research into the causes of road trauma in WA;
- identify new, and evaluate existing, safety measures for WA;
- research the prevention of injuries;
- research improvements to occupational safety;
- provide information to government, industry and the public to reduce trauma in WA; and
- develop a strong, local research capacity in this vital area.
C-MARC brings together the latest findings and practices from WA, from Australia generally and from around the world to ensure the best advice is available for successful action.
C-MARC undertakes research to reduce the consequences of crashes and other injury events. Initially this research is to improve road safety.
C-MARC researches a variety of topics, and many research projects are multi-disciplinary. This research requires a diversity of perspectives and skills. So, C MARC collaborates with others in Faculty of Health Sciences, other faculties and other individuals and organisations.
C-MARC actively promotes its research outcomes for practical application in government industry and the general community, and is a proactive public voice in promoting safety and reducing the consequences of accidents.
C-MARC's research will change over time as projects are completed and in response to emerging safety issues affecting WA.
Road safety research is not a single discipline academically. In practice, accident and safety research requires many different disciplines, often collaborating on the same project. Key disciplines include:
- injury prevention;
- human factors;
- public health;
- occupational safety;
- education & marketing;
- legal & regulation;
- enforcement; and
Skills and Capacity
Much of the research program is carried out by scientists employed at either Curtin or Monash universities, thereby optimising the collective expertise across a range of disciplines. A nucleus of full-time staff are being recruited to form the backbone of WA expertise, to take the State into the future. C-MARC currently has access to a wide variety of research skills including:
- psychological perspectives;
- general transport safety analysis;
- health links to transport safety;
- traffic and transport engineering;
- strategic assessment and planning;
- policy development;
- land transport perspectives; and
- economic analysis.