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Dr Newstead is Professor and Director of the Monash University Accident Research Centre where he also leads the Centre's Injury Analysis and Data Team. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Statistics and is Accredited by the Statistics Society of Australia. He has worked at MUARC since 1993 and developed specific expertise in a wide range of safety research areas with a numerical focus. His methodological based skills cover the areas of experimental design and sample size estimation, design and analysis of surveys, database design, management and analysis, database linkage, high level statistical analysis including the full range of modern statistical techniques, economic analysis, statistical consulting and statistical software.

Dr Newstead's areas of significant topic based expertise include a range of safety issues with a particular focus on safety program evaluation, vehicle safety evaluation monitoring and policy setting, police enforcement programs, vulnerable and high risk road user safety, injury data systems design and analysis and injury outcome metrics.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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