Professor Mark Stevenson

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


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 leading transport 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 200 peer-reviewed articles, books, book chapters and technical reports and procured more than $29 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 is currently developing 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 will contribute 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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. O'Hern S, Oxley J, Stevenson M. Validation of a bicycle simulator for road safety research. ACCIDENT ANALYSIS AND PREVENTION. Pergamon-Elsevier Science. 2017, Vol. 100.
  10. Warmerdam A, Newnam S, Sheppard D, Griffin M, Stevenson M. Workplace road safety risk management: An investigation, into Australian practices. ACCIDENT ANALYSIS AND PREVENTION. Pergamon-Elsevier Science. 2017, Vol. 98.
  11. Thompson J, Savino G, Stevenson M. A model of behavioural adaptation as a contributor to the safety-in-numbers effect for cyclists. TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART A-POLICY AND PRACTICE. Pergamon. 2016, Vol. 85.
  12. Beck B, Stevenson M, Newstead S, Cameron P, Judson R, Edwards ER, Bucknill A, Johnson M, Gabbe B. Bicycling crash characteristics: An in-depth crash investigation study. ACCIDENT ANALYSIS AND PREVENTION. Pergamon-Elsevier Science. 2016, Vol. 96.
  13. Giles-Corti W, Vernez-Moudon A, Reis R, Turrell G, Dannenberg AL, Badland H, Foster S, Lowe M, Sallis JF, Stevenson M, Owen N. City planning and population health: a global challenge. LANCET. Lancet. 2016, Vol. 388, Issue 10062.
  14. Stevenson M, Thompson J, De Sa TH, Ewing R, Mohan D, McClure R, Roberts I, Tiwari G, Giles-Corti W, Sun X, Wallace M, Woodcock J. Land use, transport, and population health: estimating the health benefits of compact cities. LANCET. Lancet. 2016, Vol. 388, Issue 10062.
  15. Meuleners LB, Ng J, Chow K, Stevenson M. Motor Vehicle Crashes and Dementia: A Population-Based Study. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY. Blackwell Publishers. 2016, Vol. 64, Issue 5.

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