Professor Mark Stevenson

Professor of Urban Transport and Public Health


Professor Mark Stevenson is an epidemiologist and Professor of Urban Transport and Public Health at the University of Melbourne. His appointment is across the Melbourne Schools of Design, Engineering and Population and Global Health. He is a National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia) Research Fellow, an Honorary Professor in the Peking University Health Science Centre, China and an advisor for injury to the Director General of the World Health Organisation.

Prof Stevenson has a PhD (Distinction) from The University of Western Australia and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Curtin University and became a Fellow of the Australasian College of Road Safety in 2008. He has published over 220 peer-reviewed articles, books, book chapters and technical reports and procured more than $31 million in competitive research funding including funding from the NHMRC, ARC and the US National Institutes of Health

Prof Stevenson has worked on numerous national and international projects that have directly influenced transport policy and worked with both Federal and State Governments in Australia and internationally. He has led many research groups and is internationally recognised in the field of transport safety and public health. Prof Stevenson is the director of the Transport, Health and Urban Design research lab comprising a cross-disciplinary research team exploring how the effects of urban form and transportation influence the health of residents in cities.

Prof Stevenson currently leads the following large-scale studies:

Podcasts and audio

  • Let's get physical: Designing cities with our health in mind
  • Are our cities making us sick?
    Prof Mark Stevenson on ABC Radio National's Blueprint for Living program on how we can modify our cities to minimise our dependence on cars. Presented by Jonathon Green.
  • ABC Radio Afternoons Adelaide
    Prof Mark Stevenson discusses (6min 40sec mark) the issue of how to convince people to choose public transport over their own cars. Presented by Sonya Feldhoff.
  • Changing cities for the future
    Prof Mark Stevenson and Prof Chris Ryan talk to The Science Show about how we can work with today's cities to ensure a healthier, more sustainable future. Presented by Robyn Williams.
  • BMJ talk medicine
    Prof Mark Stevenson on mobile phones, big data and a new era in Injury Prevention
  • The Meaning of Health Podcast
    Prof Mark Stevenson talks to The Meaning of Health Podcast (University of Western Australia) about different aspects of transport, including safety and efficiency, as well as how our cities currently function and should function in the future.

Featured projects


Urban Planning

Research Hub, Centre or Institute

Research directions

Data and Value Healthy Communities and Infrastructure

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