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Dr David Logan is a Senior Research Fellow at MUARC, working with the Human Factors and Injury Analysis & Data teams.  

After obtaining a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, he spent several years in engineering consulting, working in a variety of areas including vibration analysis, low volume vehicle compliance, heavy vehicle brake system testing, and acoustics and noise control.

Joining MUARC in 2001, David is involved currently in road safety strategy modelling and implementation; and pedestrian and intersection safety numeric modelling.  He managed the multidisciplinary real-world crash investigation team for nine years and has significant research expertise in this area, as well as presenting invited lectures to both school and professional groups.  He coordinated a program to commission two instrumented on-road vehicles, permitting semi- and fully automated real-time acquisition of a variety of naturalistic driving data.  David also provides expertise in safe vehicle purchasing, feature selection and operation.

Dr Logan also conducts special crash investigations, primarily in the area of passenger car and heavy vehicle crashes, in order to understand the contributing factors leading to their occurrence.  He is currently supervising or co-supervising five PhD students investigating bus roadworthiness, the safety consequences of travel mode shifts, child seat safety, cyclists safety and wire rope safety barrier performance.

Research area keywords

  • Active Safety
  • Crash
  • Serious Injury
  • Investigation
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Road Safety
  • Passive Safety
  • Strategy Development
  • Strategy Modelling
  • Vehicle Crashworthiness


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  • Submission to Inquiry into the Increase in Victoria’s Road Toll during 2019

    Maxwell Cameron (Contributor), Brian Fildes (Contributor), David Logan (Contributor), Sharon Newnam (Contributor), Stuart Newstead (Contributor), Karen Stephan (Contributor) & Kristie Young (Contributor)


    Activity: External Academic EngagementSubmissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

  • MUARC - TAC Safe Systems Workshop 2

    Michael Fitzharris (Organiser), Bruce Corben (Speaker), Michael Lenne (Speaker), Claes Tingvall (Keynote/plenary speaker), Samantha Cockfield (Speaker), Antonietta Cavallo (Speaker), Michael Nieuwesteeg (Speaker), Jane Richards (Speaker), Chris Jones (Speaker), Tandy Pok Arundell (Speaker), David Healy (Speaker), David Logan (Speaker), Sujanie Peiris (Speaker) & Amanda Stephens (Speaker)

    15 Nov 201622 Nov 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

  • MUARC - TAC Safe Systems Workshop 1

    Michael Fitzharris (Organiser), Michael Lenne (Member of programme committee), Bruce Corben (Member of programme committee), Tandy Pok Arundell (Speaker), Michael Nieuwesteeg (Session chair), Samantha Cockfield (Speaker), Johan Strandroth (Speaker), Chris Jones (Speaker), Stuart Ballingall (Speaker), Jane Richards (Speaker), Nicole Downing (Speaker), Amanda Stephens (Speaker), David Logan (Speaker), Hayley McDonald (Speaker), Arthur Vulcan (Speaker), Samantha Kate Buckis (Speaker), Jessica Di-Quan Truong (Speaker) & Ian Johnston (Speaker)

    9 Aug 201616 Aug 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course