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Simon Washington

Professor and Head of School of Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland

Simon Washington is Professor and Head of School, Civil Engineering at the University of Queensland. He is recognized internationally for his contributions in the fields of behavioural econometrics applied in the areas of transport and urban planning, transport safety and risk across all travel modes, and travel behaviour. He is Associate Editor or Editorial Advisory Board Member on six leading international transport journals (Korean J Trans Eng; J of Anal Meth in Acc Res; Accident Analysis and Prevention; Journal of Transport and Health; Transportation Research Part A; and Journal of Sustainable Transportation). He has authored or co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and a 2nd edition of a textbook adopted in over 20 countries, and 6 book chapters. He has been lead investigator on more than $26 Million on externally supported research and has secured nationally competitive research grants in Australia including the Australian Research Council, the National Health and Medical Research Council, and the Cooperative Research Center, and in the US from the National Academy of Sciences, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, and the Federal Highway Administration. Prior to joining UQ he served on the faculties of the Queensland University of Technology, UC Berkeley, Arizona State University, the University of Arizona, and the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has been visiting professor at Ajou University (South Korea), University of Sydney, and Loughborough University (UK).