Monash University Accident Research Centre

Overview of Services

The Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC), established in 1987, is Australia’s largest and leading multi-disciplinary research centre specialising in the study of injury prevention research, including road transport. Led by Professor Judith Charlton, the Centre’s research is interdisciplinary and applies a systems framework to address injury prevention needs in transport, workplace, home and community settings. MUARC is unique in being grounded in scientific and academic excellence, while producing research with real-life implications that underpin Government-led road safety policy and practice. Through highest quality research and provision of independent recommendations, the Centre strives to challenge and support citizens, governments and industries to eliminate serious health losses due to injury.

Over the past three decades, MUARC has developed research-based solutions that have led directly to making Australians and other countries safer - and have made the Centre an acknowledged international leader in the field. MUARC is committed to the excellence of its research, the independence of its recommendations and the engagement it has with the local and international communities it serves.

Many of the senior researchers at MUARC are active at the international level and the Centre is regarded as one of the leading injury prevention and road/transport safety research centres in the world. The Centre has more than 60 staff and a large cohort of graduate students and an annual revenue of around $8 million. Some 100 projects are current, across all aspects of injury prevention. The wide range of disciplines in which Centre staff have expertise include: education and training, epidemiology, psychology, medicine, engineering, statistical analysis, industrial ergonomics, biostatistics, public health, nursing, human factors and computer science. MUARC’s reliance on external funding and commitment to delivering quality outputs means that it is much more client-focused than other academic research centres.

MUARC has a commitment to delivering high quality research within budget. Its sponsors include international, federal, state and local governments (transport, health and workplace safety), insurance agencies, occupational health and safety groups, advocacy groups, automobile clubs and the automotive industry. MUARC is guided by the University’s Education Research Policies, “consisting of two sets of guidelines that establish the broad parameters for the conduct, development and funding of research on the Monash Campuses.


Prof Stuart Newstead
61 3 9905 4364

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location


Monday to Friday               

9am - 5pm


21 Alliance Lane

Clayton, Victoria 3800       

Links and Resources

  2. MUARC Simulator brochure.pdf


Name Role Phone Email Location
Peggy Hum-Teo
Research Coordinator
+61 3 990 51853
Room 109
Casey Rampollard
Research Officer
+61 3 990 55703
Room G17
Dr Kristie Young
Senior Research Fellow
+61 3 990 51258
Room G20
Prof Stuart Newstead
+61 3 990 54364
Room 101
Samantha Bailey
Graduate Research Administrator
+61 3 9902 0358
Room 309