Dr Mark King

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Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow

PhD (Queensland University of Technology), Master of Business Administration (University of Adelaide), BSc(Hons)(Psych) (University of Sydney)

Background Mark joined QUT in 2004 following a long government career in road safety policy and research, with the Commonwealth, Victorian, South Australian and Queensland Governments.  He was awarded his PhD in 2005, for research on the development of an ecological model of the transfer of road safety knowledge and expertise to less motorised countries, which involved case studies in Thailand and Vietnam. He has continued to pursue the enhancement of road safety in less motorised countries through involvement in capacity building and research collaboration in Cambodia, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Malaysia and China, and through supervision of research students from Asia, Africa and the Middle East.  Mark has developed and/or delivered customised courses for road safety professionals from/in Australia, New Zealand, and a range of East Asian, Southeast Asian and South Asian countries. His other research interests are outlined below. Mark has been awarded Australian Research Council grants, Queensland Health Trauma grants, an Academy of Social Sciences Australia exchange fellowship to China and a range of consultancies. He is a member of the Accident Analysis and Prevention Editorial Advisory Board, has participated in a number of government committees and takes an active role in the road safety research community internationally (through ICADTS, WRA/PIARC and RTIRN) in Australia (through ACRS and AIPN).

Research interests

  • transfer of road safety knowledge and expertise to less motorised countries taking into account economic, institutional, social and cultural factors
  • translation of research into policy and practice
  • safety of older road users, roadworkers, pedestrians, people with a disability, cyclists and young drivers
  • drink and drug driving policy
  • the interface between intelligent transport systems and human users
  • road safety strategy
  • traffic psychology and the application of other theoretical perspectives to road safety, e.g. group serving bias, application of learning principles to vicarious acquisition of perceptual judgements, and ethnographic and anthropological approaches to the role of beliefs and values as influences on behaviour

Projects

Additional information

Title
Integrating Technological and Organisational Approaches to Enhance the Safety of Roadworkers
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP100200038
Start year
2011
Keywords
Roadworker Safety; Road Construction Site Safety; Safety Culture; Workplace Health and Safety; Road Safety Policy; Speeding
Title
Using 'biological motion' to enhance the nighttime safety of road workers, cyclists, and pedestrians
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0990292
Start year
2009
Keywords
Visibility; Night Driving; Pedestrians; Cyclists; Visual Impairment;
Title
Factors Influencing Learner Driver Experiences
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
Start year
2005
Keywords
Novice Driver; Learner Driver; Graduated Driver Licensing; Social Learning Theory