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Dr Logan is a Senior Research Fellow at MUARC working with both the Human Factors team and the Safe System Strategies and Infrastructure team. He specialises in strategy development and modelling and the provision of engineering expertise to human factors research.

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.

David is involved currently in road safety strategy modelling and implementation, innovative intersection design and pedestrian safety 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 and conducting special crash investigations.

Dr Logan also led the instrumented on-road vehicle program, overseeing the development of two state-of-the-art passenger cars for real-time acquisition of eye tracking, video and vehicle data for use in naturalistic driving and other research relating to the Human-Machine Interface.

He works with Assoc. Prof. Bruce Corben in the development of road safety strategies throughout Australia, New Zealand and in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is currently also providing project management expertise within the Human Factors team.


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

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Projects 2003 2019

Research Output 1996 2018

  • 27 Conference Paper
  • 25 Article
  • 7 Commissioned Report
  • 1 Chapter (Book)

Are older drivers’ driving patterns during an on-road driving task representative of their real-world driving patterns?

Koppel, S., Charlton, J. L., Hua, P., Liu, P. Y., Pham, H., Stephan, K., Logan, D., St. Louis, R. M., Gao, G., Griffiths, D., Williams, G., Witharanage, T., Di Stefano, M., Darzins, P., Odell, M., Porter, M. M., Mazer, B., Gelinas, I., Vrkljan, B. & Marshall, S., 21 Mar 2018, In : Traffic Injury Prevention. 19, S2, p. S173-S175 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Cyclist exposure to the risk of car door collisions in mixed function activity centers: A study in Melbourne, Australia

Lawrence, B. M., Oxley, J. A., Logan, D. B. & Stevenson, M. R., 28 Feb 2018, In : Traffic Injury Prevention. 19, S1, p. S164-S168 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Exploring road design factors influencing tram road safety – Melbourne tram driver focus groups

Naznin, F., Currie, G. & Logan, D., 1 Jan 2018, In : Accident Analysis and Prevention. 110, p. 52-61 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Investigating the impact of static roadside advertising on drivers' situation awareness

Young, K. L., Stephens, A., Logan, D. & Lenne, M. G., 1 Apr 2017, In : Applied Ergonomics. 60, p. 136-145 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Key challenges in tram/streetcar driving from the tram driver's perspective: A qualitative study

Naznin, F., Currie, G. & Logan, D., 1 Aug 2017, In : Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour. 49, p. 39-48 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review