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Consultant Biomechanist / Researcher, Monash University

Dr. Andrew McIntosh (BAppSci (PT), MBiomedE, PhD) worked at the School of Risk and Safety Science from 1996 until it was closed recently.

He undertook his doctorate at UNSW, with a secondment as a DAAD scholar to Heidelberg University. He taught into programs in the Faculties of Science, Engineering and Medicine. His expertise is in the disciplines of biomechanics and ergonomics/human factors. His main research interests are in the fields of safety, injury risk management and human movement.

He has applied those interests in domains such as motor vehicles, two-wheelers, rail, sport and recreation. He has focussed on specific topics such as injury causation, head/neck injury, human gait, personal protective equipment, motor vehicle occupant safety and train driver safety systems. A strength of his research i its integrative approach, utilising methods from biomechanics, epidemiology, engineering and human factors.

He is currently chief investigator on three AR funded projects and at the International Olympic Committee funded Australian Centre for Research into Sports Injuries and their Prevention (ACRISP) at Monash University. He is the Chair of the committee for AS/NZS 1698 (motorcycle helmets).


  • –present
    Adjunct Associate Professor, TARS, UNSW
  • –present
    Director, McIntosh Consultancy and Research
  • –present
    Adjunct Associate Professor (Research), MIRI, Monash University
  • –present
    Adjunct Professor, CHASS, University of Ballarat
  • 2007–2011
    Associate Professor, School of Risk and Safety Sciences, UNSW


  • 1995 
    UNSW, PhD
  • 1991 
    UNSW, MBiomedE
  • 1984 
    CCHS / USyd, Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)

Research Areas

  • Biomechanics (110601)