Maxwell Cameron


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Max Cameron is a Professor (Research) in the Monash University Accident Research Centre, where he has worked since 1990. He holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in statistics and a Ph.D. for his thesis on methods of evaluation of road trauma countermeasures. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, U.K.

Max has worked in the road safety field in Australia since 1965, with extensive experience in road safety research and its management, and in road safety policy formulation and strategic planning. He has special skills in road crash data analysis and countermeasure evaluation in the behavioural, vehicle and road environment safety areas. His research interests have included rating the crashworthiness of cars, evaluations of speed enforcement, random breath testing, and mass media publicity, and the economic benefits of these road safety measures. He has provided consultancy advice to the European Commission DG-TREN through the EU Safety Ratings Advisory Committee, the SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research in the Netherlands, the government of the Republic of Ireland, the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government in South Africa, the Land Transport Safety Authority in New Zealand, and road safety agencies throughout Australia.


  • Police
  • Road safety countermeasure evaluation
  • Road safety statistics
  • crash models
  • speed
  • enforcement
  • camera
  • injury
  • vehicle occupant
  • collision
  • passenger car unit
  • passive safety system
  • statistics
  • vehicle safety
  • crashworthiness
  • crash test

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Projects 2001 2019

Research Output 1994 2018

Open Access

Vehicle safety ratings estimated from police-reported crash data: 2018 Update: Australian and New Zealand crashes during 1987-2016

Newstead, S., Watson, L., Keall, M., Cameron, M. & Rampollard, C., 19 Sep 2018, Clayton, Victoria, Australia: Monash University. 347 p. (MUARC Report Series; vol. 335)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportResearch

Open Access

A resource allocation model for traffic enforcement

Cameron, M. H., Newstead, S. V. & Diamantopoulou, K., 2016, In : Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety. 27, 2, p. 23 - 36 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Crash effects of the Queensland Camera Detected Offence Program

Newstead, S. V. & Cameron, M. H., 2013, Proceedings of the 2013 Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference 2013 Papers. Leal, N. (ed.). Australian Capital Territory: Australasian College of Road Safety, p. 1 - 14 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review


Award for Excellence in Innovation and External Collaboration

Maxwell Cameron (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)