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Biography

Dr Ben Beck is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Head of Sustainable Mobility and Safety Research in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (SPHPM) at Monash University. He is the President of the Australasian Injury Prevention Network; the peak body for injury prevention in Australia and New Zealand.

Ben is an applied injury prevention and public health researcher, with a specific focus on enhancing safety and uptake of active and sustainable modes of transport. Ben leads an interdisciplinary team that brings together experts in injury prevention, public health, road safety, urban and transport planning, and engineering. His team’s work is grounded in robust and diverse research methods across the domains of epidemiology, statistics, spatial analytics, data linkage, machine learning and qualitative methods.

Ben is an invited member on key national and international policy committees, including the United Nations ‘Green and Healthy Sustainable Transport Taskforce’. He has published over 90 peer-reviewed articles and technical reports, secured more than $7 million of research funding and won international awards for his research. As an engineer working in a School of Public Health, Ben prides himself on his ability to bring together international leaders across a breadth of fields and disciplines to solve complex local and global problems in partnership with government and non-government organisations. His work has directly informed transport and safety policy in Australia and internationally.

Ben is driven by a passion to create safe, healthy, equitable and sustainable environments for all.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Road Safety, PhD, University of New South Wales

Award Date: 17 Dec 2012

Biomedical Engineering, BE (Biomedical) (Hons), University of Melbourne

Award Date: 31 Dec 2008

Research area keywords

  • Injury
  • Transport
  • Cycling
  • Trauma
  • Prevention
  • Public health
  • Sustainability
  • Road Safety

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