Dr. Sharon Newnam is an organisational psychologist with the Monash University Accident Research Centre and has conducted theoretical and applied research in workplace road safety for the past 12 years.
Her research focuses on understanding the factors influencing safety performance in the workplace, from the individual characteristics of workers to the safety practices of management and beyond. Sharon has made significant contributions at the industry and government levels. She has developed two world-first workplace road safety training programs designed to reduce injury and fatalities in the workplace.
Sharon has published her work widely and is an Associate Editor on the widely known safety related journal, Safety Science. Sharon is also Chair of the Alternative Compliance Sub-committee of the Truck and Bus Safety Committee, Transportation Research Board, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Sharon received her doctorate degree in organisational psychology from the Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia.