Sjaanie Koppel

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Mindfulness and road safety; Child occupant protection; Older Drivers; Fitness to Drive


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Personal profile


Dr Sjaan Koppel holds a PhD in Psychophysiology and is an Associate Professor at the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC).

Within this role, Sjaan is responsible for conducting research projects that improve the safe mobility for vulnerable road users including: older road users, drivers with medical conditions and/or functional impairments, and child road users.

Within her research, Sjaan uses many behavioural safety techniques including: questionnaires, neuropsychological assessments, interactive driving simulations, on-road driving assessments and naturalistic driving study [NDS] methodologies.

Recently, Sjaan has collaborated with the mindfulness experts at Monash University to explore the potential for mindfulness training to improve road safety behaviours across drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.

Sjaan is on the Board of Directors for the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM), is an Associate Editor for the Traffic Injury Prevention (TIP) journal, is on the Scientific Program Committee for the TÜV SÜD Conference ‘Protection of Children in Cars' and is an invited member of Safe Kids Worldwide's 'Children in Automated Vehicles' Consortium.

Research area keywords

  • Road Safety
  • Mindfulness
  • Vulnerable Road Users
  • Child Occupants
  • Older Drivers


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