Associate Professor Mark King

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Associate Professor

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. 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, South Asian and South American 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 an Associate Editor of Accident Analysis and Prevention Editorial, a member of the Board of the International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety, and National Treasurer and Queensland Chapter Chair of the Australasian College of Road Safety. In 2019 Mark was appointed Deputy Director of the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety - Queensland (CARRS-Q) and is also the Centre's Academic Lead - Postgraduate Research. 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
  • impairment of driving, including distraction and medical conditions
  • 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. pragmatic driving, group serving bias, and ethnographic and anthropological approaches to the role of beliefs and values as influences on behaviour

Projects

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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
  • The epidemiological and psychological risk of older pedestrian trauma and its association with elderly travel patterns and walking intentions
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Oscar Oviedo Trespalacios
  • Bus driver occupational hazards and shiftwork in the Philippines
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Adem Sav
  • Driving after Concussion: Naturalistic and Behavioural Investigation
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Teresa Senserrick
  • Opioids and driving among palliative care patients: giving a voice to medical practitioners and patients on quality of life and driving safety
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Vivienne Tippett
  • Towards effective road safety management systems in low- and middle-income countries: An analytical case study in Madagascar
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Narelle Haworth
  • Performance of Emergency Services Drivers in Urgent Duty Driving: Understanding non-response to auditory information
    MPhil, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Darren Wishart, Dr Christopher Watling
  • The Effect of Interrelationship among Built Environment, Safety and Security on Pedestrian Route Choice Behaviour
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Shimul (Md. Mazharul) Haque, Dr Md Kamruzzaman, Dr Oscar Oviedo Trespalacios
  • Examining viability of mobile phone applications to reduce distraction on the roads
    PhD, Mentoring Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Oscar Oviedo Trespalacios, Associate Professor Amina Tariq
  • Overcoming barriers to whole of journey accessibility in the movement network
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Narelle Haworth
  • A Human Factors Approach to Modelling Group Cycling Safety
    MPhil, Mentoring Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Oscar Oviedo Trespalacios