Sjaanie Koppel

Assoc Professor

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Associate Professor Sjaan Koppel holds a PhD in Psychophysiology and works at the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC). Within this role, Sjaan is responsible for conducting a wide range of research projects broadly aimed at improving safe mobility and reducing transport-related injuries and deaths amongst vulnerable road users including older road users (e.g., drivers [passenger vehicle; heavy vehicle], occupants, cyclists, motorcyclists, mobility motor scooter users etc.), drivers with medical conditions and/or functional impairments, and child road users (e.g., vehicle occupants, pedestrians, cyclists etc.).

Within her research, Sjaan uses a number of behavioural safety techniques (including questionnaires, paper- pencil neuropsychological assessments, complex computer-based assessments, interactive driving simulations, on-road driving assessments and naturalistic driving study [NDS] methodologies) to examine vulnerable road users within a Safe System framework.

Sjaan is on the Board of Directors for the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM), she 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'.

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Influence of chronic illness on crash involvement of motor vehicle drivers: 3rd edition

Charlton, J., Koppel, S., Odell, M., Rapoport, M. J., O'Neill, D. & Dow, J.


Project: Research

Design features critical for correct use of child car restraints

Brown, J., Bilston, L., Charlton, J., Koppel, S., Keay, L. & Olivier, J.


Project: Research

Research Output

A comparison of older drivers’ driving patterns during a naturalistic on-road driving task with patterns from their preceding four-months of real-world driving

Koppel, S., Liu, P. Y., Griffiths, D., Hua, P., St. Louis, R. M., Stephan, K., Logan, D. B., Di Stefano, M., Darzins, P., Porter, M. M., Mazer, B., Gélinas, I., Vrkljan, B., Marshall, S. & Charlton, J. L., May 2020, In : Safety Science. 125, 9 p., 104652.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateResearchpeer-review

Australian cyclists’ engagement in secondary tasks

Young, K. L., Stephens, A. N., O'Hern, S. & Koppel, S., Mar 2020, In : Journal of Transport & Health. 16, 10 p., 100793.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A systematic review of the risk of motor vehicle collision after stroke or transient ischemic attack

Rapoport, M. J., Plonka, S. C., Finestone, H., Bayley, M., Chee, J. N., Vrkljan, B., Koppel, S., Linkewich, E., Charlton, J. L., Marshall, S., delCampo, M., Boulos, M. I., Swartz, R. H., Bhangu, J., Saposnik, G., Comay, J., Dow, J., Ayotte, D. & O’Neill, D., 3 Apr 2019, In : Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. 26, 3, p. 226-235 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Can child restraint product information developed using consumer testing sustain correct use 6 months after child restraint purchase? Study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial

Brown, J., Elkington, J., Hall, A., Keay, L., Charlton, J. L., Hunter, K., Koppel, S., Hayen, A. & Bilston, L. E., 1 Jun 2019, In : Injury Prevention. 25, 3, p. 175-179 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Do mindfulness interventions improve road safety? A systematic review

Koppel, S., Bugeja, L., Hua, P., Osborne, R., Stephens, A. N., Young, K. L., Chambers, R. & Hassed, C., 1 Feb 2019, In : Accident Analysis and Prevention. 123, p. 88-98 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)


Advancing Women’s Research Success (AWRS) Award

Sjaanie Koppel (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship - Industry

Sjaanie Koppel (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Early Career Researcher Award

Sjaanie Koppel (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Elaine Wodzin Young Achiever Award

Sjaanie Koppel (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)