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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.


Leadership

Prof Judith Charlton
Director
61 3 9905 1903
judith.charlton@monash.edu

A/Prof Stuart Newstead
Deputy Director
61 3 9905 4364
stuart.newstead@monash.edu


Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

 

Monday to Friday               

9am - 5pm

 

21 Alliance Lane

Clayton, Victoria 3800       

Links and Resources

  1. https://www.monash.edu/muarc
  2. MUARC Simulator brochure.pdf

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Peggy Hum-Teo
Research Coordinator
 
61 3 9905 1853
 
peggy.hum-teo@monash.edu
 
Room 109
 
Casey Rampollard
Research Officer
 
61 3 9905 5703
 
casey.rampollard@monash.edu
 
Room G17
 
Dr Kristie Young
Senior Research Fellow
 
61 3 9905 1258
 
kristie.young@monash.edu
 
Room G20
 
Lesley Rees
Operations Coordinator
 
61 3 9905 4020
 
lesley.rees@monash.edu
 
Room 101A
 
Prof Judith Charlton
Director
 
61 3 9905 1903
 
judith.charlton@monash.edu
 
Room 101
 
A/Prof Stuart Newstead
Deputy Director
 
61 3 9905 4364
 
stuart.newstead@monash.edu
 
Room G14