Dr. Suzanne Cross

Dr. Suzanne Cross

Email: Suzanne.cross@monash.edu


Dr Suzanne Lee Cross is a Researcher at Monash University Accident Research Centre and Monash University Disaster Resilience Initiative (MUDRI).  Suzanne has a background in Psychology, Health Science and Health Promotion and a PhD in Behavioural Science.  Her PhD studies explored the role of behaviour in child occupant protection.  Suzanne continues to conduct research in child occupant safety.  In addition, her behavioural science research also includes literature reviews on holistic return to work models for numerous cohorts.

She also provides assistance to the MUDRI team.  Contributions include ongoing support for the online Compendium of Victorian Community-based Disaster Resilience-Building Case Studies and the analysis and reporting of findings from a recent pilot study relating to bushfire message awareness and influences on behaviour. Suzanne’s qualifications in psychology and health promotion place a keen interest on exploring, developing and communicating initiatives that support the well-being and safety of community members, including resilience strengthening activities following the event of a disaster.


1.Arbogast, K. B., Loeb, H., Cross, S. L., Davydov, J., Mascarenhas, K., Koppel, S., & Charlton, J. L. (2013). Use of Kinect™ for naturalistic observation of occupants in vehicles. Ann Adv Automot Med.,57:343-344
2.Bohman, K., Arbogast, K. B., Loeb, H., Charlton, J. L., Koppel, S., & Cross, S. L. (2018). Frontal and oblique crash tests of HIII 6-year-old child ATD using real-world, observed child passenger postures. Traffic Injury Prevention, 19(sup1), S125-S130
3.Cross, S. L., Charlton, J. L., & Koppel, S. (2017). Understanding parental beliefs relating to child restraint system (CRS) use and child vehicle occupant safety. Journal of the Australian College of Road Safety, 28(3), 43-54
4.Cross, S. L., Charlton, J. L., & Koppel, S. (2019). The common characteristics and behaviours of child occupants in motor vehicle travel. Traffic Injury Prevention, 20:7, 713-719, DOI: 10.1080/15389588.2019.1654093
5.Kuo, J., Charlton, J. L., Koppel, S., Rudin-Brown, C-M. & Cross, S. L. (2016). Modelling driving performance using in-vehicle speech data from a naturalistic driving study. Human Factors, 58(6), 833–845
6.Loeb, H., Kim, J., Kuo, J., Koppel, S., Charlton, J. L. & Cross, S. L. (2017). Automated recognition of rear seat occupants’ head position using Kinect™ 3D point cloud. Journal of Safety Research, 63, 135-143