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Initially attracted to the "vibe" of MUARC, Jianrong Qiu soon felt at home as a PhD student at the Centre. She was part of the Sustainable and Effective Public Transport (SEPT) GRIP program and successfully completed a PhD on bus companies and roadworthiness.
Dr Tharanga Fernando has gone from work experience at MUARC to a Research Fellow within the Centre's Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit. Her work encompasses overseeing the data request service and database management at VISU, while contributing to other research projects.
Bianca Jackson highly enjoyed the collaborative feel between the students while pursuing her Masters at MUARC. Her aspiration is to improve the training of paramedics in the field of emergency management.
Dr Fiona Roberts chose to study at MUARC because of the high calibre of the researchers and the opportunity to do applied research at MUDRI.
Dr Havez Alavi joined one of MUARC’s key partners, the Transport Accident Commission. Initially a Senior Data Analyst, he has since been promoted to Senior Transport Safety Planner, and most recently, Director Safe System Road Infrastructure Program.
While working as a research assistant within MUARC’s Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit, Dr Khic-Houy Prang developed a strong interest in data. She undertook a PhD at MUARC and has gone on to become a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne.
After graduating from MUARC, Associate Professor Lyndal Bugeja conducted research and policy analysis to support the Coroners Prevention Unit. She maintained a research career through an Adjunct appointment before returning to Monash University in 2017 as a researcher in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.
A PhD in human factors has seen Dr Margaret Joyce Trotter become a senior researcher in behaviour science for a large international infrastructure company.
After graduating from MUARC with fond memories of having access to the Centre’s leading academics and being part of the Monash community, Dr Miranda Cornelissen has worked in state and federal government agencies across Australia’s east coast.
Dr Raphaela Schnittker, winner of the MUARC Best Paper Awards 2019 in the Student category learned a lot about how research is applied in different areas of public health and injury prevention while studying at MUARC.
Associate Professor Stuart Newstead has gone from MUARC PhD student to MUARC Deputy Director. He leads the Centre’s Injury Analysis and Data team.
Dr Suzanne Cross successfully completed a thesis on the role of behaviour in child occupant safety. She is currently part of MUARC's Behavioural Safety Science team.