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 hub 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:
- Effects of feedback and incentive-based insurance on driving behaviours. ARC-Linkage Grant 2015-2020
- Safer cycling in the urban road environment. ARC-Linkage Grant 2014-2018
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.
- Development and trial of low-carbon living co-benefits calculator
- Understanding the Complex City: Decisions for Healthy Future Cities