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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Projects 2004 2022

Research Output 2002 2019

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

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

Fatal road transport crashes among Australian residential aged care facility residents

Lee, H. C., Johnson, M., Bugeja, L., Koppel, S., Chong, D. & Ibrahim, J. E., 1 Mar 2019, In : Australasian Journal on Ageing. 38, 1, p. 52-56 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


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)