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Biography

Dr. Sharon Newnam is an organisational psychologist with the Monash University Accident Research Centre and has conducted theoretical and applied research in workplace road safety for the past 12 years.  

Her research focuses on understanding the factors influencing safety performance in the workplace, from the individual characteristics of workers to the safety practices of management and beyond. Dr Newnam has made significant contributions at the industry and government levels. She has developed two world-first workplace road safety training programs designed to reduce injury and fatalities in the workplace. Sharon has published her work widely and is an Associate Editor on the widely known safety related journal, Safety Science. 

Dr Newnam received her doctorate degree in organisational psychology from the Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia. 

Keywords

  • work-related driving, heavy vehicle safety, organisational behaviour, occupational health and safety

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Projects 2013 2021

Research Output 2004 2018

Effectiveness of Workplace Interventions in Return-to-Work for Musculoskeletal, Pain-Related and Mental Health Conditions: An Update of the Evidence and Messages for Practitioners

Cullen, K. L., Irvin, A. E., Collie, A., Clay, F., Gensby, U., Jennings, P. A., Hogg-Johnson, S., Kristman, V., Laberge, M., McKenzie, D., Newnam, S., Palagyi, A., Ruseckaite, R., Sheppard, D. M., Shourie, S., Steenstra, I. A., Van Eerd, D. & Amick III, B. C., Mar 2018, In : Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 28, 1, p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Exploring crash characteristics and injury outcomes among older truck drivers: An analysis of truck-involved crash data in the United States

Newnam, S., Blower, D., Molnar, L., Eby, D. & Koppel, S., 1 Jul 2018, In : Safety Science. 106, p. 140-145 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Family matters: compensable injury and the effect on family

Kosny, A., Newnam, S. & Collie, A., 2018, In : Disability and Rehabilitation. 40, 8, p. 935-944 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A new approach to managing work-related road traffic injury: The development of a health investment framework

Warmerdam, A., Newnam, S., Sheppard, D., Griffin, M. & Stevenson, M., 18 Aug 2017, In : Traffic Injury Prevention. 18, 6, p. 631-635 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Do management practices support or constrain safe driving behaviour? A multi-level investigation in a sample of occupational drivers

Newnam, S., Warmerdam, A., Sheppard, D., Griffin, M. & Stevenson, M., 1 May 2017, In : Accident Analysis and Prevention. 102, p. 101-109 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review