The Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) has led accident and safety research for over 25 years.
Professor Mark Stevenson
Director, Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC)
"Most people perceive injuries or accidents as chance occurrences, but we know from scientific research that they have underlying causes and distributions like any other disease that can be studied and therefore prevented."
Following the success of this program in 2012 and 2013, MIRI will be offering advanced training in road safety management and leadership in 2014 (program and application details will be available later in the year). Please see the Road Safety Management Leadership Program website for background information.
Each year our staff produce reports on a broad range of topics across the spectrum of injury prevention.
Professor Ian Johnston
Professor Peter Vulcan
Assoc Prof Judith Charlton
Associate Director, Behavioural Safety Science
Graduate Studies Coordinator, MIRI
Assoc Prof Michael Fitzharris
Associate Director, Regulation and In-depth Crash Investigations
Professor Michael Lenne
Associate Director, Human Factors
Assoc Prof Stuart Newstead
Associate Director, Injury Analysis and Data
Dr Jennie Oxley
Associate Director, Regional Engagement
Global Road Safety Advisor
The Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) was established in 1987 and is Australia's largest and most respected transport safety research centre. Our research, consultancy and training include safety across all modes of transport.
Since our founding we have developed research-based solutions that have led directly to making Australians safer - and have made us an acknowledged leader in the field. We are committed to the excellence of our research, the independence of our recommendations and the engagement we have with the communities we serve.
We have many clients both national and international, and have forged long-term relationships with a number of key stakeholders including VicRoads, the Transport Accident Commission, the Department of Justice, and Victoria Police.
Our work is conducted across six priority areas:
We have also established an ongoing research partnership with Western Australia's Curtin University. The Curtin-Monash Accident Research Centre (C-MARC) is supported by the government of Western Australia. Our partnership ensures we provide research expertise specific to the states' needs.
Accident Research Centre News
Introducing a new road safety leadership initiative
MUARC in partnership with the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Automotive Safety Research and the Melbourne Business School launched an innovative Road Safety Management Leadership Program designed to develop and nurture the next generation of road safety leaders tasked with achieving improvements in road safety performance over the coming decades.
Through the program’s well-structured and intensive learning process, participants gained an in-depth understanding of:
The inaugrial program was held in Melbourne in November 2012. Further details can be found on the Leadership Program website.