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Dr Lynn Meuleners

Professor Lynn Meuleners
Director C-MARC, Curtin University
BA, MSC, PhD
Ph: +61 8 9266 4636 | Email: L.Meuleners@curtin.edu.au

Professor Lynn Meuleners is an injury epidemiologist. She has ten years experience in injury research, with the focus of her work relating to road safety, interpersonal violence, data linkage and injury surveillance. She has published widely in the area (55 journal articles, one book and three book chapters) and has worked alongside both government and community stakeholders on a wide range of injury-related projects.

Professor Meuleners has developed an extensive collaborative network with health policy makers and practitioners in healthcare and injury fields. Institutions which she liaises and collaborates with include the Department of Health WA, Main Roads WA, WA Police, the Office of Road Safety and the Injury Control Council of Australia. She is also an active member of the Eye and Vision Epidemiology Research Group (EVER).

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Dr Jennie Oxley

Dr Jennie Oxley
Deputy Director, C-MARC
- Monash University Accident Research Centre
Ph.D., BSc(Hons)

Dr. Jennie Oxley is a Senior Research Fellow who has been involved in many areas of road safety since commencing at MUARC in 1990. Jennie’s main research interest is in the field of human factors psychology, particularly applying this to the safety and mobility of vulnerable road users. Her current research interests include the role of behavioural and functional factors on crash and injury risk, and development of innovative measures to improve safety of vulnerable road users. Recent projects include identification of at-risk older drivers, gender effects on crash risk, older driver self-regulation, road design and infrastructure for older road users, the effect of cognitive impairment on pedestrian crash risk, and identification of contributory factors to child pedestrian crash risk and development of road-crossing training packages.

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Michelle Fraser

Michelle Fraser
Research Associate & PhD student, C-MARC, Curtin University

BSc (Health Promotion), MPhil (Public Health)
Ph: +61 8 9266 2258
Email: M.Fraser@curtin.edu.au

Michelle completed a BSc (Health Promotion) in 2004 and an MPhil (Public Health) in 2011. She examined the impact of cataract surgery on driving. Michelle has worked as a Research Assistant at C-MARC since 2009 and her main areas of interest include older driver safety, visual conditions and injury and driving simulator research. She is also an active member of the Eye and Vision Epidemiology Research Group (EVER).

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Peter Palamara

Peter Palamara
Research Fellow, C-MARC, Curtin University
BBSc (Psychology) Honours; MSc (Public Health)
Ph: +61 8 9266 2304
Email: P.Palamara@curtin.edu.au

Peter has worked in the area of road safety and injury for over 20 years. His areas of expertise include the application of psychological theory to road user behaviour; young and novice drivers; driver licensing; traffic enforcement; motor vehicle occupant restraint use; speeding; the planning, implementation and evaluation of road safety programs, and research design and analysis.

Over the years he has undertaken research on behalf of the WA Road Safety Council; the federal Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government; the Criminology Research Council of Australia; Austroads, and the driver licensing authorities of Victoria and New South Wales.

Peter is also the current Secretary of the West Australian Chapter of the Australasian College of Road Safety.

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Matthew Govorko

Matthew Govorko
Research Associate, C-MARC, Curtin University

BSc (Exercise and Health), MPH
Ph: +61 8 9266 9951
Email: Matthew.Govorko@curtin.edu.au

Matthew graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Health) from The University of Western Australia in 2011 and a Master of Public Health from Curtin University in 2014. Matthew has been a member of C-MARC since March 2014, and has worked on a wide range of road safety projects, including research relating to heavy vehicle crashes in Western Australia.

Patricia Barrett

Patricia Barrett
Research Associate, C-MARC, Curtin University
BSc (Medical Science), Grad Dip (Computing Studies)
Ph: +61 8 9266 9964
Email: p.barrett@curtin.edu.au

Trish has a background in medical science, women’s health, health promotion and medical research. For the past 3 years she has been working on a cataract auditing database being implemented in Western Australian public and private hospitals, and a project to develop a more efficient phacoemulsification needle. Prior to that she was involved in research projects within the School of Public Health at Curtin University, for the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Health Department of Western Australia. Trish is currently working on the FOCUS (cataracts and falls) study.

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Seraina Agramunt

Seraina Agramunt
Research Associate & PhD student, C-MARC, Curtin University

BSc (Psychology), MSc (Psychology), MAS (Psychological Evaluation and Intervention)
Ph: +61 8 9266 9591
Email: seraina.agramunt@curtin.edu.au

Seraina completed a Bachelor of Psychology, a Master of Science in Psychology, and a Master of Advanced Studies in Psychological Evaluation and Intervention, at the University of Geneva, in Switzerland. She has been involved in various research projects related to health sciences and psychology since 2007, such as research on cognitive psychopathology, drug and alcohol use, impulsivity, psychophysiology, coping strategies and emotions. Seraina joined C-MARC in March 2014 where her current research focuses on the characterisation of deficits in driving performances and driver self-regulation practices among older drivers with bilateral cataract.

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Denice Wallis

Denice Wallis
Research Associate, C-MARC, Curtin University

Registered Nurse, Post Grad Cert in Health Services Management, Cert in Project Management
Email: denice.wallis@curtin.edu.au

Denice is a Registered Nurse who completed her studies in the UK in 1986. In addition, Denice has a Post Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management and a Certificate in Project Management. Denice specialised in emergency nursing and continued to do so after moving to Perth in 1998. At present, she works at Royal Perth Hospital as a senior project officer in the State Trauma Office. Denice has joined C-MARC as a research associate and will be recruiting injured cyclists for the ARC Bike Study.

Dr Kyle Chow

Dr Kyle Chow
Main Roads WA Research Fellow, C-MARC, Curtin University

BSc (Mathematics) (Hons, 1st class), PhD
Ph: +61 8 9266 4332
Email: c.chow@curtin.edu.au

Kyle has a background in mathematics and statistics. After completing his PhD in Mathematics (Operations Research) which utilised machine learning and data mining techniques, he spent a year as a research fellow analysing and modelling data from ERA (Excellence in Research for Australia) for Curtin University’s Office of Research & Development. He then lectured statistics for two years at Curtin’s Department of Mathematics & Statistics, before joining C-MARC in August 2014. Kyle is very excited to be a part of C-MARC and looks forward to applying various mathematical and statistical techniques to road safety research.

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Michelle Hobday

Dr Michelle Hobday
Research Fellow, C-MARC, Curtin University

BSc (Physiotherapy), MPH, PhD
Ph: +61 8 9266 1954
Email: michelle.hobday@curtin.edu.au

Michelle is an epidemiologist with an interest in injury prevention. As a physiotherapist in her native South Africa, she worked with many people injured in road crashes and was an expert witness in cases involving road crashes. In 2009, she completed a Master in Public Health in Durban, South Africa. Her master’s research examined collisions involving child and adult pedestrians who were seriously and fatally injured in Durban. After relocating to Perth in 2010, she began a PhD in alcohol and injury epidemiology at C-MARC and the National Drug Research Institute at Curtin University. She completed her PhD in March 2014, and worked at the National Drug Research Institute before moving to C-MARC in August 2015.

John Hess

John Hess
CITS Senior Technologist, C-MARC, Curtin University

Novell Certified Administrator (NCA), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Ph: +61 8 9266 7371
Email: J.Hess@curtin.edu.au

John has a long association with Curtin University. He has 16 years of experience as a Curtin Information Communication Technology Specialist including seven years within CITS (Curtin Information Technology Services). He has worked within several areas of the University and the Technology Park Research precinct and contributed to several major projects, including the Office 365 email migration. He is familiar with many diverse and complex analytical systems within the research realm. John will be responsible for managing, maintaining and developing the specialised systems and applications used within the Centre and related client areas as well as managing and developing the delivery of complex scenarios for Curtin University & Monash University research groups, PhD students and external research groups. John is very excited to be a part of C-MARC and looks forward to applying his technical skills, analytical skills and techniques to road safety research.

Siobhan Manners

Siobhan Manners
Research Associate, C-MARC, Curtin University

BHlthSc (Hons)
Email: siobhan.manners@curtin.edu.au

Siobhan graduated in 2014 from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Health Science (Hons) majoring in Public Health and Anatomy and Human Biology. She has assisted as a researcher on several eye health related projects, inclusive of an investigation of sun protection usage with the Lions Eye Institute, and an investigation into Retinal Detachment incidence and trends within Western Australia. Her main areas of interest include eye health, optics and linked data applications. Siobhan joined C-MARC to gain more varied research experience and will be assisting with several current projects.

Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC)

The following staff are part of the C-MARC Partnership with the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) . To see further details about MUARC, click here.

Judith Charlston
Associate Professor Judith Charlton
Acting Director, Monash University Accident Research Centre
BED, M.Sc, Ph.D

Jude Charlton is Associate 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, 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.

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Professor Maxwell Hugh Cameron

Professor Max Cameron
Adjunct Professor - Monash University Accident Research Centre
Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc.

Max Cameron is an Adjunct Professor at the Monash University Accident Research Centre. He holds an M.Sc. in mathematical statistics and is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. During 2000, Max was awarded a Ph.D. for his thesis on statistical evaluation of road trauma countermeasures.

Max has worked in the road safety field in Australia since 1965, with extensive experience in road safety research and its management, and in road safety policy formulation and strategic planning. He has special skills in road crash data analysis and countermeasure evaluation in the behavioural, vehicle and road environment safety areas. His research interests at MUARC have included rating the crashworthiness of cars, and evaluations of the Victorian speed camera program, the random breath test "booze bus" program, the high-profile mass media publicity supporting each of these, and the economic benefits of these road safety measures.

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Dr Ian Johnston

Professor Ian Johnston
Adjunct Professor - Monash University Accident Research Centre
BA(Hons) (Psychology), PhD (Human Factors Eng.)

Ian Johnston has worked in the road safety field for over 35 years, including as Director, Road Safety for the Victorian government (in the 1980s) and as Director of the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) from 2001 until his retirement at the end of 2006. Ian is an Adjunct Professor at MUARC and has received many awards, both nationally and internationally, for his work including an Order of Australia in 2007. Ian has published extensively, is an Associate Editor of the international journal Accident Analysis and Prevention, serves on the Core Advisory Group of the World Bank’s Global Road safety Facility, is a Director on the Board of the Driver Education Centre of Australia and is Deputy Chair of Australia’s National Transport Commission.

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Dr David Logan

Dr David Logan
Senior Research Fellow
Ph.D. (Mech. Eng.), BE (Hons, Mech Eng.)

Dr Logan is a Senior Research Fellow and head of the Vehicle Safety Test, Evaluation and Crash Research (VSTECR) Team at MUARC. After obtaining a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, he spent several years in engineering consulting, working in a variety of areas including vibration analysis, low volume vehicle compliance, heavy vehicle brake system testing, and acoustics and noise control.

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Dr Stuart Newstead

Associate Professor Stuart Newstead
Associate Director, Injury Analysis & Data - Monash University Accident Research Centre
B. Sc. (Hons) M. Sc. (Research) Ph.D.

Stuart Newstead is a Senior Research Fellow at the Monash University Accident Research Centre where he leads a team of seven numerical scientists. He holds a Ph.D. in applied statistics and is accredited by the Australian Statistical Society. He has worked at the Centre since 1993 primarily in the road safety field but with statistical advisory roles across the broader injury research domain. He has developed specific expertise in the areas of road safety program evaluation, vehicle safety research from mass data analysis and management and analysis of road crash and injury databases. He has particular interest in the development and application of statistical methodology in both road safety and broader public health research.

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