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Seminar – Responding to Revolution; Utilising new methods to explore the relationship between transport, health and urban design

June 27, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

All are invited to the CEDAR/MRC Epidemiology Seminar by:

Dr Jason Thompson, University of Melbourne, Transport, Health and Urban Design Research Hub.

Responding to Revolution; Utilising new methods to explore the relationship between transport, health and urban design

MRC Epidemiology Unit meeting rooms 1 and 2, Institute of Metabolic Science, Cambridge Biomedical Campus


The last decade years has seen increasing encroachment of computer science into domains that were once solely the preserve of health, transport, and/or social scientists. Keeping up with these advancements and understanding how researchers from more traditional scientific domains can integrate new methods into their work plans is challenging.

This presentation will detail multiple innovations Melbourne University’s Transport, Health and Urban Design Research Hub is making that integrate expertise from across computer science, mathematics, engineering, epidemiology, design, and psychology to create truly novel and interdisciplinary research outputs with significant real-world application.

About Dr Thompson

Dr Jason Thompson holds a PhD in Medicine, Masters in Clinical Psychology, and a Bachelor of Science with Honours.

Dr Thompson’s work is focused on the translation of research into practice across the areas of transportation safety, public health, post-injury rehabilitation, and health system design.

Dr Thompson is a current Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Fellow. His DECRA project is focused on challenges associated with the introduction of Autonomous vehicles on the operation and sustainability of Australia’s $5b personal injury insurance market. In particular, how this transition will change injury rates and types, the operation of compensation and rehabilitation systems, and how these systems’ responses will shape the autonomous vehicle market, itself.

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June 27, 2019
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


CEDAR/MRC Epidemiology Seminar Series


MRC Epidemiology meeting rooms 1&2, Level 3 IMS
Cambridge Biomedical Campus
Cambridge, CB2 0SL United Kingdom
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