CASR The University of Adelaide Australia

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Centre for Automotive Safety Research

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Postgraduate Studies

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So you're thinking of joining us?

Established for over 30 years the Centre for Automotive Safety Research is a research department in the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences.

We invite candidates from any discipline and welcome applicants with all levels of knowledge and experience. Prospective research students are invited to contact us at any time of the year.

Research topics & disciplines

Road safety can only succeed with a multidisciplinary approach and we conduct research that includes facets of:

  • traffic engineering
  • vehicle engineering
  • psychology
  • statistics
  • computer programming
  • economics

A variety of different types of research can be conducted including:

  • analysis of statistics on road crashes
  • engineering and biomechanical experiments
  • computer simulations
  • human performance experiments

Examples of current and past research topics

  • self-regulation of the driving behaviour of older drivers
  • potential benefits of Electronic Stability Control (ESC) on crashes on Australian rural roads
  • characteristics of pedestrian headform impacts
  • characteristics identifying young drivers at a higher risk of crashing
  • modelling the biomechanics of intracranial trauma

Advantages of studying with CASR

There are many benefits to completing postgraduate study with CASR:

  • you have the chance to select your own topic or select from an exciting range of research opportunities
  • your supervisors will always be close by when you need assistance or advice
  • you will not be on your own and will join an established group of students
  • there may be opportunities to continue working at CASR after the completion of your study
  • you will be able to make a difference and save lives
  • you will be joining a multidisciplinary team of engineers, psychologists, statisticians and medical officers who are all willing to share their knowledge
  • you will be joining a team which produces quality research with an internationally renowned reputation
  • you will have the flexibility to study either full or part time
  • you will have access to a range of resources to assist you in your research including a specialised library, impact laboratory, accident reporting data and various modelling software packages.