Matthew Baldock

Dr Matthew Baldock

Senior Research Fellow

Centre for Automotive Safety Research

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences


Dr Matthew Baldock is the Deputy Director the Centre for Automotive Safety Research at the University of Adelaide, where he has worked in the field of road safety research for 20 years. He has a background in psychology, and was awarded a PhD in 2004 for his thesis, "Self regulation of the driving behaviour of older drivers". In addition to older drivers, his other areas of research have included: in-depth crash investigation, impaired driving, motorcycle safety, heavy vehicles, unlicensed driving, driver distraction, level crossings, young drivers, in-vehicle driver assistance systems, and traffic offence penalties.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 Deputy Director University of Adelaide
    2015 - 2015 Senior Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2004 - 2015 Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    1996 - 2004 Research Assistant University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2010 Award John Kirby Memorial Road Safety Award (as supervisor)
    2008 Award Peter Vulcan Award
    2008 Award Elsie Harwood Award (as supervisor)
    2005 Award Frank Dalziel Memorial Prize
    1995 Award Australian Psychological Society Prize
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2001 - 2004 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    1995 - 1995 University of Adelaide Australia BA(Hons)
    1991 - 1993 University of Adelaide Australia BA
  • Research Interests

Only showing those for which I was Chief Investigator:

2019-20: Rail Flange Gaps: Evaluation of Flangeway Fillers at Pedestrian Crossings (Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation)

2018-9: Optimising drug driving deterrence (Austroads)

2018-9: Evaluating retro-reflective screens to aid conspicuity of tabletop carriages at passive level crossings (Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation)

2016-7: Rail Flange Gaps (Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation)

2016: Hazard Perception Test Phase 2 (Austroads)

2016: Reducing Serious Injuries (Transport for NSW)

2015-6: Fleet Collision Avoidance Technology (Transport for NSW)

2015: Vysionics VectorLX System Evaluation (Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation)

2015: Level Crossing Project LC13 (Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation)

2015: Level Crossing Project LC11 (Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation)

2015: Hazard Perception Test Phase 1B (Austroads)

2014-5: Heavy Vehicle Crashes on the South Eastern Freeway (Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure)

2014-6: Older Road User Emerging Trends (Austroads)

2014: Hazard Perception Test - Phase 1A (Austroads)

2014: In-Vehicle Technology for Older Drivers (Transport for NSW)

2013: Human Factors in Crash Investigation Course in Malaysia (Australia Malaysia Institute, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)

2012-3: Methodology for Determining Motorcycle Exposure in Victoria (VicRoads)

2012-3: Factors Underpinning Random Drug Testing Activities in Queensland (Queensland Transport and Main Roads)

2012: Update the Strategic Guide for Expenditure of the Motorcycle Safety Levy (VicRoads)

2011-2: Developing Measures to Reduce the Incidence of Unlicensed Driving (Austroads)

2011: Supervised Riding as a Step to Licensure (VicRoads)

2011: Development of Methodology to Evaluate the Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (VicRoads)

2011: The Review of Penalties Under the Road Traffic Code 2000 (Main Roads Western Australia)

2011: Knowledge Network for Alcohol and Other Drugs in the Civil Aviation Industry (Civil Aviation Safety Authority)

2009-11: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Community Policing and Education Project (VicRoads)

2009: Road Safety Assessment of a Proposed Electronic Billboard

2008-9: Evaluation of Drug Driving Legislation and Enforcement Measures (WA Department of Premier and Cabinet)

2009: Identifying and Managing Drivers with Cognitive Impairment (VicRoads)

 

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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2019 - 2019 Chair Scientific Sub-committee, Australasian Road Safety Conference Australasian College of Road Safety Australia
    2016 - ongoing Member Scientific Committee, International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology
    2016 - ongoing Member Scientific Committee, Australasian Road Safety Conference Australasian College of Road Safety Australia
    2012 - ongoing Member Motorcycle Reference Group Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure Australia
    2009 - 2011 Chair Motorcycle Safety Task Force Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
    2006 - 2007 Member South Australian Fitness to Drive Task Force Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
    2004 - 2007 Member South Australian Alcohol and Drugs Road Safety Task Force Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2007 - ongoing Member International Council for Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety
  • Position: Senior Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83135887
  • Email: matthew.baldock@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8232 4995
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering Annex
  • Org Unit: Centre for Automotive Safety Research

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