Professor Mark Stevenson

  • Room: Level: 04 Room: 417
  • Building: Melbourne School of Design
  • Campus: Parkville

Biography

Professor Mark Stevenson is an epidemiologist and Professor of Urban Transport and Public Health. Prior to this appointment, Prof Stevenson was Director of the Monash University Accident Research Centre, a transport safety research centre in Melbourne, Australia.

Prof Stevenson has a PhD (Distinction) from The University of Western Australia and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Curtin University and became a Fellow of the Australasian College of Road Safety in 2008. He is a National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia) Fellow, an Honorary Professor in the Peking University Health Science Centre, China, and an advisor for injury to the Director General of the World Health Organisation. Prof Stevenson has published over 220 peer-reviewed articles, books, book chapters and technical reports and procured more than $33 million in competitive research funding including funding from the NHMRC, ARC and the US National Institutes of Health.

Prof Stevenson has worked on numerous national and international projects that have directly influenced transport policy and worked with both Federal and State Governments in Australia and internationally. He has led many research groups and is internationally recognized in the field of transport and public health. He currently heads a cross-disciplinary team at the University of Melbourne focused around urban design, transport and population health. In this unique role, which sits across 3 schools, namely, the Melbourne School of Design, Melbourne School of Engineering and the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, Prof Stevenson contributes to:

i. the scientific evidence associated with the interface between urban design, transport and population health

ii. initiatives and delivery of innovative and sustainable transport solutions

iii. translating the science to relevant urban, transport and health policies and practice and

iv. research training and leadership in the field.

Recent publications

  1. Duque A, Stevenson M, Martinez-Romo J, Araujo L. Co-occurrence graphs for word sense disambiguation in the biomedical domain. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine. Elsevier. 2018, Vol. 87. DOI: 10.1016/j.artmed.2018.03.002
  2. Beck B, Ekegren CL, Cameron P, Stevenson M, Judson R, Bucknill A, Edwards E, Gabbe B. Comparing ICD-10 external cause codes for pedal cyclists with self-reported crash details. INJURY PREVENTION. B M J Publishing Group. 2018, Vol. 24, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2016-042206
  3. Lawrence BM, Oxley JA, Logan DB, Stevenson M. Cyclist exposure to the risk of car door collisions in mixed function activity centers: A study in Melbourne, Australia. Traffic Injury Prevention. Taylor & Francis. 2018, Vol. 19. DOI: 10.1080/15389588.2017.1380306
  4. Warmerdam A, Newnam S, Wang Y, Sheppard D, Griffin M, Stevenson M. High performance workplace systems’ influence on safety attitudes and occupational driver behaviour. Safety Science. Elsevier BV. 2018, Vol. 106. DOI: 10.1016/j.ssci.2018.03.016
  5. Wijnands J, Thompson J, Aschwanden GDPA, Stevenson M. Identifying behavioural change among drivers using Long Short-Term Memory recurrent neural networks. TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART F-TRAFFIC PSYCHOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR. Elsevier Science. 2018, Vol. 53. DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2017.12.006
  6. Duric P, Diaconu K, O'May F, Rybovic J, Stevenson M. Informal work-related injuries: a one year prospective study in a rural community in Serbia. International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion. Taylor & Francis Ltd. 2018. DOI: 10.1080/17457300.2018.1431944
  7. Stevenson M, Harris A, Mortimer D, Wijnands J, Tapp A, Peppard F, Buckis S. The effects of feedback and incentive-based insurance on driving behaviours: Study approach and protocols. Injury Prevention. B M J Publishing Group. 2018, Vol. 24, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2016-042280
  8. Warmerdam A, Newnam S, Sheppard D, Griffin M, Stevenson M. A new approach to managing work-related road traffic injury: The development of a health investment framework. Traffic Injury Prevention. Taylor & Francis. 2017, Vol. 18, Issue 6. DOI: 10.1080/15389588.2017.1288289
  9. Stevenson M, Faruque S, Almajil A, Farhan M, Fildes B, Lawrence B. An evaluation of the red-light camera programme in the city of Dammam, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion. Taylor & Francis Ltd. 2017, Vol. 24, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1080/17457300.2015.1132732
  10. Meuleners L, Fraser ML, Govorko MH, Stevenson M. Determinants of the occupational environment and heavy vehicle crashes in Western Australia: A case-control study. ACCIDENT ANALYSIS AND PREVENTION. Pergamon-Elsevier Science. 2017, Vol. 99. DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2015.11.023
  11. Newnam S, Warmerdam A, Sheppard D, Griffin M, Stevenson M. Do management practices support or constrain safe driving behaviour? A multi-level investigation in a sample of occupational drivers. ACCIDENT ANALYSIS AND PREVENTION. Pergamon-Elsevier Science. 2017, Vol. 102. DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2017.02.007
  12. Thompson J, Wijnands J, Savino G, Lawrence B, Stevenson M. Estimating the safety benefit of separated cycling infrastructure adjusted for behavioral adaptation among drivers; an application of agent-based modelling. TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART F-TRAFFIC PSYCHOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR. Elsevier Science. 2017, Vol. 49. DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2017.05.006
  13. Beck B, Ekegren CL, Cameron P, Edwards ER, Bucknill A, Judson R, Page R, Hau R, Stevenson M, Gabbe BJ. Predictors of recovery in cyclists hospitalised for orthopaedic trauma following an on-road crash. ACCIDENT ANALYSIS AND PREVENTION. Pergamon-Elsevier Science. 2017, Vol. 106. DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2017.06.019
  14. Newnam S, Goode N, Salmon P, Stevenson M. Reforming the road freight transportation system using systems thinking: An investigation of Coronial inquests in Australia. ACCIDENT ANALYSIS AND PREVENTION. Pergamon-Elsevier Science. 2017, Vol. 101. DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2017.01.016
  15. Walker C, Thompson J, Stevenson M. Road trauma among young Australians: Implementing policy to reduce road deaths and serious injury. TRAFFIC INJURY PREVENTION. Taylor & Francis. 2017, Vol. 18, Issue 4. DOI: 10.1080/15389588.2016.1212189

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