Road Safety Across the Lifecourse: Research and Policy Approaches

Road crashes are one of the leading causes of death and disability in young people, and also have substantial impact on the health of older people. This seminar, with leading international and local experts from UNSW Sydney, will explore ground-breaking new approaches to understanding burden, prevention and management.

Supported by the State Insurance Regulatory Agency and the Australian Injury Prevention Network.

Chair: Professor Rebecca Ivers, The George Institute for Global Health; President, Australian Injury prevention network.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Andrea Gielen, Johns Hopkins University: Promoting child passenger safety in clinical and community settings

Professor Alison Macpherson, York University: Evidence-based policy and transport-related injuries

Bernard Carlon, Executive Director, Centres for Road Safety & Maritime Safety: Data linkage and serious injury trends from NSW road crashes

UNSW Road Safety

Associate Professor Lisa Keay, The George Institute for Global Health: Balancing safety and mobility for older road users

Dr Julie Brown, Neuroscience Research Australia: User driven research to improve protective equipment performance for vulnerable road users

Associate Professor Vinayak Dixit, Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation: Risk in Autonomous Vehicles

Professor Ann Williamson, Transport and Road Safety Research: What can research on normal driving tell us about preventing crashes?

Further reading