Professor Mark Stevenson is an epidemiologist, Professor of Urban Transport and Public Health. and Director of the Transport, Health and Urban Design Research Lab.
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 220 peer-reviewed articles, books, book chapters and technical reports and procured more than $33 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 currently leads 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 contributes 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.
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Identification Of Road Design Characteristics Associated With Unsafe Driving Behaviours Us..
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Driver Self-Regulation Practices in Older Drivers with and Without Mild Cognitive Impairment.
Ying Ru Feng, Lynn Meuleners, Mark Stevenson, Jane Heyworth, Kevin Murray, Sean Maher
Journal article | 2020 | Clinical Interventions in Aging
Objective To assess the impact of cognitive, socio-demographic and driving-related characteristics on self-regulation practices in..
The "Paris-end" of Town?: Deriving Urban Typologies Using Three Imagery Types
Kerry Nice, Jason Thompson, Jasper Wijnands, Gideon Aschwanden, Mark Stevenson
Journal article | 2020 | Urban Science
Urban typologies allow areas to be categorised according to form and the social, demographic, and political uses of the areas. The..
A global analysis of urban design types and road transport injury: an image processing study.
Jason Thompson, Mark Stevenson, Jasper S Wijnands, Kerry A Nice, Gideon Dpa Aschwanden, Jeremy Silver, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Peter Rayner, Robyn Schofield, Rohit Hariharan, Christopher N Morrison
Journal article | 2020 | Lancet Planetary Health
BACKGROUND: Death and injury due to motor vehicle crashes is the world's fifth leading cause of mortality and morbidity. City and ..
The 2019 report of the MJA-Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: a turbulent year with mixed progress
Paul J Beggs, Ying Zhang, Hilary Bambrick, Helen L Berry, Martina K Linnenluecke, Stefan Trueck, Peng Bi, Sinead M Boylan, Donna Green, Yuming Guo, Ivan C Hanigan, Fay H Johnston, Diana L Madden, Arunima Malik, Geoffrey G Morgan, Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick, Lucie Rychetnik, Mark Stevenson, Nick Watts, Anthony G Capon
Journal article | 2019 | Medical Journal of Australia
The MJA-Lancet Countdown on health and climate change was established in 2017 and produced its first Australian national assessmen..
Crash characteristics of on-road single-bicycle crashes: an under-recognised problem
Ben Beck, Mark R Stevenson, Peter Cameron, Jennie Oxley, Stuart Newstead, Jake Olivier, Soufiane Boufous, Belinda J Gabbe
Journal article | 2019 | Injury Prevention
Compared with crashes with motor vehicles, single-bicycle crashes are an under-recognised contributor to cycling injury and the ae..
Evidence for the 'safety in density' effect for cyclists: validation of agent-based modelling results
Jason Hugh Thompson, Jasper S Wijnands, Suzanne Mavoa, Katherine Scully, Mark R Stevenson
Journal article | 2019 | INJURY PREVENTION
The safety in numbers (SiN) effect for cyclists is widely observed but remains poorly understood. Although most studies investigat..
Comparing the costs of pedestrian wayfinding heuristics across different urban network morphologies.
Debjit Bhowmick, Stephan Winter, Mark Stevenson
Conference Proceedings | 2019 | GeoComputation 2019
During wayfinding, pedestrians do not always choose the shortest available route. Instead, route choices are guided by several wel..
The Effectiveness of Sentiment Analysis for Detecting Fine-grained Service Quality
Mohammad Rahimi, Elham Naghi Zadeh Kakhki, Stephan Winter, Mark Stevenson
Conference Proceedings | 2019 | GeoComputation 2019 proceeding
Improving public transport relies on the development of appropriate tools for measuring and monitoring service quality. While ther..
The Effects of Driver Feedback and Financial Incentives on Driving Behaviours: A Randomised Control Trial
Mark Stevenson, Jasper Wijnands, Duncan Mortimer, Anthony Harris
Conference Proceedings | 2019 | Journal of Transport & Health
Background: Achieving further reductions in road trauma will require design and scaled delivery of novel road safety measures. Opp..
Reducing Cyclist Crashes by Assessing the Road Environment: An Application of Google Imagery and Machine Learning
Haifeng Zhao, Jasper Wijnands, Kerry Nice, Jason Thompson, Gideon Aschwanden, Jingqiu Guo, Mark Stevenson
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Transport & Health
Background: Cycling is an active and sustainable transportation mode, and is associated with health, environmental and societal be..
Safer cycling and the urban road environment: A case control study
Lynn B Meuleners, Mark Stevenson, Michelle Fraser, Jennie Oxley, Geoffrey Rose, Marilyn Johnson
Journal article | 2019 | Accident Analysis & Prevention
This study aimed to identify features of the road environment that increased the risk of on-road bicycle crashes in Perth, Austral..
Road traffic injury in urban areas: understanding the complex city.
Mark Stevenson, Jason Thompson, Jasper Wijnands, Kerry Nice, Gideon Aschwanden, Haifeng Zhao
Conference Proceedings | 2019 | International Symposium on Safety of Vulnerable Road Users
Over the past 4 decades considerable efforts have been taken to mitigate the growing burden of road injury. With increasing urbani..
Opportunities to reduce road traffic injury: new insights from the study of urban areas.
Mark Stevenson, Jason Thompson, Jasper S Wijnands, Kerry Nice, Gideon Aschwanden, Haifeng Zhao
Journal article | 2019 | International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion
Over the past four decades considerable efforts have been taken to mitigate the growing burden of road injury. With increasing urb..
Unsupervised Deep Learning to Explore Streetscape Factors Associated with Urban Cyclist Safety
Haifeng Zhao, Jasper S Wijnands, Kerry Nice, Jason Thompson, Gideon DPA Aschwanden, Mark Stevenson, Jingqiu Guo
Conference Proceedings | 2019 | Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
Cycling is associated with health, environmental and societal benefits. Urban infrastructure design catering to cyclists’ safety c..
Changing the urban design of cities for health: the superblock model
Natalie Mueller, David Rojas-Rueda, Haneen Khreis, Marta Cirach, David Andrés, Joan Ballester, Xavier Bartoll, Carolyn Daher, Anna Deluca, Cynthia Echave, Carles Milà, Sandra Márquez, Joan Palou, Katherine Pérez, Cathryn Tonne, Mark Stevenson, Salvador Rueda, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen
Journal article | 2019 | Environment International
Background: Car-dependent city planning has resulted in high levels of environmental pollution, sedentary lifestyles and increased..
Real-time monitoring of driver drowsiness on mobile platforms using 3D neural networks
Jasper S Wijnands, Jason Thompson, Kerry A Nice, Gideon DPA Aschwanden, Mark Stevenson
Journal article | 2019 | Neural Computing and Applications
Driver drowsiness increases crash risk, leading to substantial road trauma each year. Drowsiness detection methods have received c..
Characteristics of the road infrastructure and injurious cyclist crashes resulting in a hospitalisation
Lynn B Meuleners, Michelle Fraser, Marilyn Johnson, Mark Stevenson, Geoffrey Rose, Jennie Oxley
Journal article | 2019 | Accident Analysis & Prevention
Faced with the current growth and change to Western Australia’s road network as well as the promotion and increased uptake of cycl..
Sky pixel detection in outdoor imagery using an adaptive algorithm and machine learning
KA Nice, JS Wijnands, A Middel, J Wang, Y Qiu, N Zhao, J Thompson, GDPA Aschwanden, H Zhao, M Stevenson
Journal article | 2019 | Urban Climate
Computer vision techniques enable automated detection of sky pixels in outdoor imagery. In urban climate, sky detection is an impo..
The MJA-Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: Australian policy inaction threatens lives
Ying Zhang, Paul J Beggs, Hilary Bambrick, Helen L Berry, Martina K Linnenluecke, Stefan Trueck, Robyn Alders, Peng Bi, Sinead M Boylan, Donna Green, Yuming Guo, Ivan C Hanigan, Elizabeth G Hanna, Arunima Malik, Geoffrey G Morgan, Mark Stevenson, Shilu Tong, Nick Watts, Anthony G Capon
Journal article | 2018 | MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA
Identifying behavioural change among drivers using Long Short-Term Memory recurrent neural networks
J Wijnands, J Thompson, G Aschwanden, M Stevenson
Journal article | 2018 | Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour
Globally, motor vehicle crashes account for over 1.2 million fatalities per year and are the leading cause of death for people age..
The effect of 'smart' financial incentives on driving behaviour of novice drivers
Duncan Mortimer, Jasper S Wijnands, Anthony Harris, Alan Tapp, Mark Stevenson
Journal article | 2018 | Accident Analysis and Prevention
Recent studies have demonstrated that financial incentives can improve driving behaviour but high-value incentives are unlikely to..
Predictors of recovery in cyclists hospitalised for orthopaedic trauma following an on-road crash
Ben Beck, Christina L Ekegren, Peter Cameron, Elton R Edwards, Andrew Bucknill, Rodney Judson, Richard Page, Raphael Hau, Mark Stevenson, Belinda J Gabbe
Journal article | 2017 | Accident Analysis & Prevention
Estimating the safety benefit of separated cycling infrastructure adjusted for behavioral adaptation among drivers; an application of agent-based modelling
Jason Thompson, Jasper S Wijnands, Giovanni Savino, Brendan Lawrence, Mark Stevenson
Journal article | 2017 | Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour
Land use, transport, and population health: estimating the health benefits of compact cities
Mark Stevenson, Jason Thompson, Thiago Herick de Sa, Reid Ewing, Dinesh Mohan, Rod McClure, Ian Roberts, Geetam Tiwari, Billie Giles-Corti, Xiaoduan Sun, Mark Wallace, James Woodcock
Journal article | 2016 | Lancet
Buckle Up Safely (Shoalhaven): A Process and Impact Evaluation of a Pragmatic, Multifaceted Preschool-Based Pilot Program to Increase Correct Use of Age-Appropriate Child Restraints
Kate Hunter, Lisa Keay, Kathleen Clapham, Marilyn Lyford, Julie Brown, Lynne Bilston, Judy M Simpson, Mark Stevenson, Rebecca Q Ivers
Journal article | 2014 | Traffic Injury Prevention
The Role of Sleepiness, Sleep Disorders, and the Work Environment on Heavy-Vehicle Crashes in 2 Australian States
Mark R Stevenson, Jane Elkington, Lisa Sharwood, Lynn Meuleners, Rebecca Ivers, Soufiane Boufous, Ann Williamson, Narelle Haworth, Michael Quinlan, Ron Grunstein, Robyn Norton, Keith Wong
Journal article | 2014 | American Journal of Epidemiology
Sleep-Deprived Young Drivers and the Risk for Crash The DRIVE Prospective Cohort Study
Alexandra LC Martiniuk, Teresa Senserrick, Serigne Lo, Ann Williamson, Wei Du, Ronald R Grunstein, Mark Woodward, Nick Glozier, Mark Stevenson, Robyn Norton, Rebecca Q Ivers
Journal article | 2013 | JAMA Pediatrics
Assessing sleepiness and sleep disorders in Australian long-distance commercial vehicle drivers: self-report versus an "at home" monitoring device (vol 35, pg 469, 2012)
LN Sharwood, J Elkington, M Stevenson, RR Grunstein, L Meuleners, RQ Ivers, N Haworth, R Norton, KK Wong
Journal article | 2013 | Sleep
Evaluation of an education, restraint distribution, and fitting program to promote correct use of age-appropriate child restraints for children aged 3 to 5 years: a cluster randomized trial.
Lisa Keay, Kate Hunter, Julie Brown, Judy M Simpson, Lynne E Bilston, Maureen Elliott, Mark Stevenson, Rebecca Q Ivers
Journal article | 2012 | American Journal of Public Health
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated an education, distribution, and fitting program for increasing age-appropriate and correct child restrain..
Assessing Sleepiness and Sleep Disorders in Australian Long-Distance Commercial Vehicle Drivers: Self-Report Versus an "At Home" Monitoring Device
Lisa N Sharwood, Jane Elkington, Mark Stevenson, Ronald R Grunstein, Lynn Meuleners, Rebecca Q Ivers, Narelle Haworth, Robyn Norton, Keith K Wong
Journal article | 2012 | Sleep
An investigation into the cost, coverage and activities of Helicopter Emergency Medical Services in the state of New South Wales, Australia
Colman B Taylor, Mark Stevenson, Stephen Jan, Bette Liu, Gary Tall, Paul M Middleton, Michael Fitzharris, John Myburgh
Journal article | 2011 | Injury-International Journal of the Care of the Injured
Does Psychological Distress Increase the Risk for Motor Vehicle Crashes in Young People? Findings From the DRIVE Study
Alexandra LC Martiniuk, Rebecca Q Ivers, Nick Glozier, George C Patton, Teresa Senserrick, Soufiane Boufous, Lawrence T Lam, Ann Williamson, Mark Stevenson, Mark Woodward, Robyn Norton
Journal article | 2010 | Journal of Adolescent Health
The Heavy Vehicle Study: a case-control study investigating risk factors for crash in long distance heavy vehicle drivers in Australia
Mark Stevenson, Lisa N Sharwood, Keith Wong, Jane Elkington, Lynn Meuleners, Rebecca Q Ivers, Ron R Grunstein, Ann Williamson, Narelle Haworth, Robyn Norton
Journal article | 2010 | BMC PUBLIC HEALTH
Incidence, Risk, and Protective Factors of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in a Cohort of Australian Nonprofessional Male Rugby Players
Stephanie J Hollis, Mark R Stevenson, Andrew S McIntosh, E Arthur Shores, Michael W Collins, Colman B Taylor
Journal article | 2009 | American Journal of Sports Medicine
Estimating population-based injury prevention practices.
Mark R Stevenson, L Rina Cercarelli, Andy H Lee, Miroslava Rimajova
Journal article | 2006 | International journal of injury control and safety promotion
This study piloted a survey suitable to generate statewide prevalence estimates for injury prevention practices and/or behaviours...
[Roadside observation on the use of safety belt in Guangzhou and Nanning cites of China].
Li-ping Li, Mark Stevenson, Rebecca Ivers, Ying Zhou
Journal article | 2006 | Zhonghua liu xing bing xue za zhi = Zhonghua liuxingbingxue zazhi
OBJECTIVE: To determine the rates of correct use of safety belt (CUSB) among drivers and front seat passengers in Guangzhou and Na..
Mode choice model for vulnerable motorcyclists in Malaysia.
AK Ibrahim Sheikh, RS Radin Umar, M Habshah, H Kassim, Mark Stevenson, Hariza Ahmed
Journal article | 2006 | Traffic Injury Prevention
OBJECTIVE: In developing countries, motorcycle use has grown in popularity in the past decades. Commensurate with this growth is t..
Evaluation of a school-based peer leader bicycle helmet intervention.
Margaret Hall, Donna Cross, Peter Howat, Mark Stevenson, Thérèse Shaw
Journal article | 2004 | Injury control and safety promotion
OBJECTIVES: Bicycle-related injury remains a major cause of death and injury hospitalization among Australian children. The study ..
The effect of work status on exclusive breastfeeding in Nairobi.
Alice Lakati, Colin Binns, Mark Stevenson
Journal article | 2002 | Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health
For many women today work is essential for the economic survival of their families while they also fulfil their role of providing ..
An overview of the injury severity score and the new injury severity score.
M Stevenson, M Segui-Gomez, I Lescohier, C Di Scala, G McDonald-Smith
Journal article | 2001 | Injury Prevention
OBJECTIVE: The research was undertaken to describe the injury severity score (ISS) and the new injury severity score (NISS) and to..
Measuring community/environmental interventions: the Child Pedestrian Injury Prevention Project.
M Stevenson, H Iredell, P Howat, D Cross, M Hall
Journal article | 1999 | Injury Prevention
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of community/environmental interventions undertaken as part of the Child Pedestrian Injury..
The PRECEDE-PROCEED model: application to planning a child pedestrian injury prevention program.
P Howat, S Jones, M Hall, D Cross, M Stevenson
Journal article | 1997 | Injury Prevention
OBJECTIVES: The objectives were first, to modify the PRECEDE-PROCEED model and to use it is as a basis for planning a three year i..
An international study of the exposure of children to traffic.
I Roberts, J Carlin, C Bennett, E Bergstrom, B Guyer, T Nolan, R Norton, IB Pless, R Rao, M Stevenson
Journal article | 1997 | Injury Prevention
OBJECTIVES: To examine the extent of international differences in children's exposure to traffic as pedestrians or bicyclists. DES..
Motor vehicle occupant injuries in children 2 years and younger: a comparison between Western Australia and New South Wales 1982-92.
M Stevenson, P Palamara
Journal article | 1995 | Injury prevention : journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
OBJECTIVES: To compare the age specific rate of passenger injury and associated restraint use for children 2 years and younger in ..
Factors contributing to the severity of childhood pedestrian injury in Perth, Western Australia.
MR Stevenson, BA Laing, SK Lo
Journal article | 1992 | Asia-Pacific journal of public health / Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health
Pedestrian-motor vehicle collisions that involved children aged 0 to 14 years in Perth, Western Australia were examined for the pe..
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Lifetime Fellow Australasian College of Road Safety
NHMRCF - NHMRC Fellowship
Professor In Urban Transport And Public Health
Architecture, Building And Planning
Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health
Professor In Urban Transport And Public Health
Doctor of Philosophy
The University of Western Australia
Master of Public Health