Ian R. Johnston

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Ian R. Johnston (born 1943 is an Australian human factors engineer and road safety advocate. He is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

Johnston was educated at the University of Melbourne. In 1991, he was appointed professor and director of the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) - the largest accident research centre in the Southern Hemisphere. Upon his retirement, he was praised by senior university and government figures as extremely influential in reducing road injuries in Victoria and worldwide.[1] Johnston was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2007 for service to the transport industry, particularly the promotion of road safety.

Prior to assuming his role at the MUARC, Johnston held a number of positions, including Director of Road Safety for the Government of Victoria under the John Cain II government.[2]


Further reading[edit]

  • Johnston, Ian R. Reducing injury from speed related road crashes. Inj Prev 10(5):257-59.[1]
  • Johnston, Ian R. The role of alcohol in road crashes. Ergonomics 25(10) 1982: 941-46.[2]
  • Johnston, Ian R. Beyond "Best Practice" Road Safety Thinking and Systems Management: A Case for Culture Change Research. Safety Science 48(9):1175-81.[3]