Our scientists investigate the causes and devastating effects of violence and suicide on the community, and develop solutions to these problems.


Researchers with the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) have been at the forefront of transport safety for more than 20 years.

Victorians are nearly four times more likely to be treated for injuries sustained in home and sports activities than for transport incidents (VISU and FPRU).

Our researchers are working side-by-side with some of the country's leading workplace safety authorities to keep Australians safe at work.

The Patient Safety Education Simulation Centre lets healthcare professionals practice their skills in a realistic clinical environment.

MIRI brings together experts from across Monash to provide advice to the front line of health professionals who respond to emergency situations.

MIRI researchers are exploring the reasons for variation in the way injured people respond to rehabilitation and treatment and recover.

From fire, drought and flood, to the long-term impacts of climate change, we enable communities to help themselves.

Giovanni Savino 28 Oct 2014
Dr Giovanni Savino, a lead researcher at the Monash University Accident Research Centre in Melbourne, talks about autonomous braking systems on motorcycles during an international safety conference in Munich, Germany.

Driver distraction 25 Sept 2014
Driver Distraction - ABC Catalyst.
By analysing families on real trips, the Accident Research Centre at Monash University are looking at just how much distraction children can provide (features Assoc Prof Judith Charlton).

Professor Mark Stevenson 19 Sept 2014
The Australian Trucking Association has released a video presentation that sets out the findings of a major Australian study into truck crashes. The video features the Director of the Monash University Accident Research Centre, Professor Mark Stevenson.

playground injuries 11 Sept 2014
The Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit (VISU) has just released its bi-annual publication of Hazard which looks at the rise of injuries in the playground. There has also been an accompanying article in The Age.

Dr Sharon Newnam 4 Sept 2014
Dr Sharon Newnam has announced the launch of the Safe Behaviour in Occupational Driving & Safety Management for the Occupational Driver Programs

Vaccine 28 July 2014
Giving parents access to a dedicated website on the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is the most cost-effective way to increase uptake, say experts.

Dr Eva Alisic 30 May 2014
A Monash researcher has been elected to lead an organisation that mobilises young scientists from around the world.

Professor Mark Stevenson 9 April 2014
Professor Mark Stevenson on proposed cuts to ANCAP Safety Standards funding

Crash investigation 14 March 2014
Monash to lead world-first study into the causes of serious injury accidents

Child restraint laws 12 March 2014
2009 child restraint laws have not reduced the proportion of Australian children who are incorrectly or inappropriately restrained

Heavy vehicle accidents 17 February 2014
Australian study analyses the causes of truck accidents

Dr Giovanni Savino 22 January 2014
The physics of motorbikes - Monash scientist creates every motorcyclists dream and makes riding safer

Curbing the war on our roads 23 May 2013
Curbing the war on our roads

Resilience symposium 2014

Resilience Symposium 2014

The 3rd Annual Monash Disaster Research Symposium, will take place on Thursday 27th of November, including the 7th Annual Professor Frederick 'Skip' Burkle Jnr Keynote Lecture.

Please take a moment to peruse the Symposium program.



Occupational Driving

Occupational Driving

Dr Sharon Newnam has announced the launch of the Safe Behaviour in Occupational Driving & Safety Management for the Occupational Driver Programs.

Our stories

August 2013:  Research Study:  Return to work among injured women with and without dependents (i.e children)

August 2013: NHMRC funding for new project:  Work-related road traffic injury: Managing the risk

Do you know how safe your ride is?  Hamilton Spectator - Published 19 March 13

Researchers report bounce in trampolining injuries The Age - Published 17/3/13

Young Australians count costs of accidents

With injury the leading cause of death for Australians under the age of 44, the emotional and financial impact of accidents is demanding more attention.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Broadcast: 15/01/13

Going Solo is a 16-page booklet designed to inform parents of the risks facing their newly licensed son or daughter, particularly during the first year on their P-plate licence.

Going Solo