Monash University Accident Research Centre
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:
- Behavioural science for transport safety
- Global engagement
- Human factors in transport systems
- In-depth crash investigations and transport regulation
- Statistical analysis and transport data systems
- Traffic Engineering and Vehicle Safety
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 core elements of the road safety management system;
- the scientific evidence base and technological innovations that underpin effective road safety interventions and related public policy challenges;
- how to introduce effective change;
- the personal qualities required to improve leadership capability; and
- how to engage with and influence internal and external stakeholders to successfully address leadership challenges.
The inaugrial program was held in Melbourne in November 2012. Further details can be found on the Leadership Program website.
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