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Senior Research Fellow, Monash University Accident Research Centre, Monash University

David is a Senior Research Fellow at MUARC. With a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, he has several years consulting experience in vehicle safety, vibration analysis and acoustics and noise control. Joining MUARC in 2001, David’s current research areas include road safety strategy modelling and implementation; and the effectiveness of advanced driver assistance technologies, including semi- and fully autonomous vehicles. He managed MUARC’s multidisciplinary real-world crash investigation team for 10 years. David also conducts investigations of passenger vehicle and heavy vehicle incidents to understand vehicle crashworthiness and crash contributing factors in a Safe System context.


  • 2001–present
    Senior Research Fellow, Monash University Accident Research Centre
  • 2000–2001
    Senior Acoustic Engineer, Bassett Acoustics
  • 1997–2000
    Project Engineer, Vipac Engineers & Scientists


  • 1996 
    Monash University, PhD
  • 1990 
    Monash University, B.E. (Mech.) (Hons Class I)

Research Areas

  • Transport Engineering (090507)